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List of all PC video game companies

A loto of modern PC game publisher and developer companies were born in the 80s and the 90s. Developers created games under different brands and often different publishers; we're talking about giants like Lucasarts (now part of the Disney group) and Origin (later bought by Electronic Arts). Some of them are now defunct, but many of them were very important in the history of PC video gaming.

Historically, video game publishers never had much weight in the first steps of the creative process of a video game. Publishers are often criticized for making the designer ilfe difficult once the project has begun. Marketing decisions can influence the development of a game (often in a negative way), but they are obviously needed for manufacturing, advertising and marketing the final product.

Here a list of both the developer and publisher companies featured on Abandonware DOS. Click on a company name to view a list of games developed by that company.

company founded in games developed games published
U.S.A. Accolade 1984 13 13
U.S.A. Activision 1979 11 11
U.S.A. Apogee 1987 24 24
U.S.A. Atari 1972 17 17
United Kingdom Bitmap Brothers 1987 9 9
U.S.A. Broderbund 1980 11 11
United Kingdom Bullfrog 1987 9 9
United Kingdom Codemasters 1985 12 12
France Coktel Vision 1985 15 15
United Kingdom Digital Image Design 1989 4 0
United Kingdom Domark Software 2 2
U.S.A. Dynamix 1984 20 20
U.S.A. Electronic Arts 1982 29 29
U.S.A. Epyx 14 14
U.S.A. GameTek 1987 1 1
United Kingdom Hewson Consultants 1980 3 3
United Kingdom Horror Soft 1988 4 0
U.S.A. ICOM Simulations 1981 5 5
U.S.A. id software 1990 16 16
U.S.A. Infocom 1979 35 35
France Infogrames 1983 17 17
U.S.A. Interplay Productions 1985 23 23
Japan KOEI 1978 11 11
U.S.A. Legend Entertainment 1989 14 14
United Kingdom Level 9 Computing 1981 7 7
United Kingdom Looking Glass Studios 1992 2 0
France Loriciels 1983 8 8
U.S.A. LucasArts Entertainment Company 1982 21 21
United Kingdom Magnetic Scrolls 1984 6 0
United Kingdom Mastertronic 1984 7 7
U.S.A. MicroProse Software 1982 39 39
U.S.A. Midway Manufacturing Company 1988 7 7
U.S.A. Mindscape 1983 8 8
U.S.A. New World Computing 1984 13 13
U.S.A. NovaLogic 1985 4 4
United Kingdom Ocean Software 1982 5 5
Spain Opera Soft 1987 4 4
U.S.A. Origin Systems 1983 31 31
U.S.A. Paragon software 1985 7 7
United Kingdom Probe Entertainment 1984 4 0
United Kingdom Psygnosis 1985 7 7
Germany Rainbow Arts 1984 3 3
U.S.A. Sierra On-Line 1979 58 58
Canada Sir-tech Software 1979 11 11
Softdisk Publishing 11 11
U.S.A. Spectrum Holobyte 1983 6 6
U.S.A. SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. 1979 48 48
France Titus Interactive 1985 11 11
United Kingdom U.S. Gold 1984 4 4
United Kingdom Virgin Interactive 6 6
U.S.A. Westwood Studios 1985 23 0
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