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Game Companies

There were many developers and publishers who were involved in making games for the Amiga. Many vanished or where acquired by other companies but there are a several left that are still active in the gaming business.

I have compiled a list of companies and their fates from what I have been able to research from the web. There may be errors but I will try to keep this list as accurate and up to date as possible.

1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
Accolade
Infogrames
Atari SA
Activision
Argonaut Software
Bitmap Brothers
Bullfrog Productions
Core Design
Cryo Interactive
Delphine Software
Digital Illusions CE
EA Digital Illusions CE
Digital Image Design
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
Eidos Interactive
Electronic Arts
ERE Informatique
EXXOS
Factor 5
Firebird
Graftgold
Gremlin Graphics
Infogrames Sheffield
Hewson Consultants
Bloodhouse Terramarque
Housemarque
Image Works
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
Infogrames
Atari Inc.
Interplay Entertainment
KAIKO GmbH
Kingsoft
Loriciel
Lucasfilm Games
LucasArts
Microdeal
Microprose
Spectrum Holobyte
Hasbro Interactive
Infogrames
...
Microprose
Ocean
Infogrames UK
Atari UK
Psygnosis
SCEE Studio Liverpool
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
Rainbird
Rainbow Arts
Reflections
Ubisoft Reflections
reLINE
Spectrum Holobyte
Team 17
Thalamus
Titus
Traveller's Tales
Ubisoft
U.S.Gold

Details

Company Founded Fate
Accolade 1984
  • 1999 acquired by Infogrames with assets going to Atari Inc.
Activision 1979
  • Active
Argonaut Software 1982
  • 1996 split into Argonaut Technologies Limited (ATL) and Argonaut Software Limited (ASL)
  • 1998 ATL renamed to ARC
  • 1999 ASL renamed to Argonaut Games PLC.
  • 2004 Argonaut Games PLC. was disbanded
Bitmap Brothers 1987
  • Active
Bullfrog Entertainment 1987
  • 1995 acquired by Electronic Arts
  • 2004 merged into EA UK
Core Design Ltd. 1988
  • 1996 acquired by Eidos Interactive
  • 2006 disbanded
Cryo Interactive 1992
  • 2002 disbanded with assets going to Dream Catcher Entertainment
Delphine Software International 1988
  • 2002 disbanded
Digital Illusions CE 1988
  • 2006 acquired by Electronic Arts and renamed to EA Digital Illusions CE
Digital Image Design 1989
  • 1998 acquired by Ocean Software
Eidos Interactive 1990
  • 2006 acquired by SCi Entertainment
  • Active
Electronic Arts, Inc. 1982
  • Active
ERE Informatique 1981
  • 1987 acquired by Infogrames Entertainment SA and created EXXOS Label
  • 1989 disbanded with team members leaving to form Cryo Interactive
Factor 5, LLC. 1987
  • 1994 relocated from Cologne (Germany) to San Rafael, California (USA)
  • 2009 disbanded US studios
Firebird 1984
  • 1989 acquired by MicroProse
  • 1990 disbanded
Graftgold 1983
  • 1998 disbanded
Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd. 1984
  • 1994 renamed to Gremlin Interactive Ltd.
  • 1999 Aquired by Infogrames and renamed to Infogrames Sheffield House
  • 2003 disbanded
Hewson Consultants 1982
  • 1991 disbanded with team members leaving to form 21st Century Entertainment
Housemarque 1995
  • Active
Image Works 1988
  • 1992 disbanded
Interplay Productions Inc. 1983
  • 1998 renamed to Interplay Entertainment Corp.
  • 2002 acquired by Titus Interactive
  • 2004 partially disbanded
  • 2008 re-emerged
KAIKO 1990
  • 1995 disbanded
Kingsoft 1983
  • 1995 acquired by Electronic Arts
Loriciel 1983
  • 1993 disbanded
Microdeal Electronic Publishing 198?
  • 199? acquired by HiSoft
  • 199? disbanded
MicroProse Software Inc. 1982
  • 1994 acquired by Spectrum Holobyte
  • 1998 acquired by Hasbro Interactive
  • 2001 disbanded when Infogrames acquired Hasbro Interactive
Mirrorsoft 1983
  • 1992 acquired by Acclaim
Ocean Software 1984
  • 1998 acquired by Infogrames and renamed to Infogrames UK
Psygnosis 1984
  • 1993 acquired by Sony and renamed to SCEE Studio Liverpool
  • 2012 disbanded
Rainbird 1986
  • 1989 acquired by MicroProse
  • 1990 disbanded
Rainbow Arts 1986
  • 19?? acquired by Softgold
  • 1999 acquired by THQ
Reflections 1989
  • 1998 acquired by GT interactive
  • 2004 transfered to Ubisoft and renamed to Ubisoft Reflections
reLINE Software 1987
  • 2004 disbanded
Spectrum Holobyte 1983
  • 1998 acquired by Hasbro Interactive
  • 1999 disbanded with assets going to Infogrames
Team 17 Software Ltd. 1990
  • Active
Thalamus Ltd. 1986
  • 1993 disbanded
Titus Software 1985
  • 2004 disbanded
Ubisoft Entertainment 1986
  • Active
U.S.Gold 1984
  • 1996 acquired by Eidos Interactive and disbanded