List of all video game companies: developers and publishers
A lot 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.