Company name Description Games

Wendell Hicken

Scorched Earth

Wesson International

Wesson, located in Texas, USA , is also known as Adacel Systems, Inc. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of professional air traffic control (ATC) simulators and games. Professional training systems, ranging from desktop stations to very powerful supercomputer units, deliver virtual ATC environments with high-resolution, real-time graphics, 3D visualization capabilities, sound, and voice recognition technology. The company creates software for design, Internet, and entertainment applications. It provides solutions in several industries, including government, military, universities, entertainment, communications, and education.
Moonbase, Tracon: Air Traffic Control Simulator

Westwood Studio

Westwood Studios had a successful start with some very popular strategy games like Dune 2 or Command & Conquer and became very successful and known. The company continued to extend the ranks of their games with more titles until it was eventually acquired by Electronic Arts who continue to improve the most popular games series.
Dune 2, Lion King, Command & Conquer, Super Dune 2, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Legend of Kyrandia 2, BattleTech - The Crescent Hawks Revenge, Legend of Kyrandia 3 - Malcolms Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street

Wiering Software


Will Vinton Productions

Avoid The Noid

William Soleau


Williams Entertainment Inc.

Founded in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, Williams Manufacturing Company was a pinball machine manufacturer. The proprietor was Harry Williams who was responsible for developing automatic scoring, kicker-bumpers, and the "tilt" mechanism. Williams became one of the giants in the pinball machine industry during the "Golden Age" of pinball (1960's through the 1980's). Its main competitors were the big names in the industry of the time - Bally, Gottlieb, and Midway.
Joust CGA

Windmill Software

Windmill Software was a game development company that developed games for the IBM PC in the early 80's. Windmill games were programmed with a strong underlying knowledge of the hardware, and many of them showed that knowledge with enhanced colors or sound, for example their unique use of the 160x100 16 colour mode on CGA graphics, or their early pulse with modulation of the PC speaker. Windmill published nine games between 1982 and 1984, Styx being their last one. Almost all of their games were inspired by hits of the times, such as Styx is based on QIX and The Exterminator resembles Centipede with some twists. At least two of their games have had modern remakes, Digger and Styx.

Wizard Software

Still around just not doing as much. Outer Ridge was from 1995.
Outer Ridge

World Software

Franko - The Crazy Revenge

Worwyk Software

Blackstar - Agent of Justice, Mel Odius goes Six String Searchin'

WRF Studios

SoftLab Laboratories was founded in 1988 by pioneer adventure game developer William R. Fisher III. Bill Fisher developed and released his first independent, shareware game, Last Half of Darkness, for MS-DOS in 1989. SoftLab released several other games in the early 1990s including The Nine Lives of Secret Agent Kat, an RPG/adventure with an espionage plot. The company was called William R. Fisher III Studios in 1994 when the game The Romantic Blue was commercially released on CD-ROM (published by CrystalVision Software). Also released that year was the shareware game Death by Dark Shadows. In 2000, an updated version of Last Half of Darkness was released for Windows on CD-ROM, developed and published by WRF Studios.
Last Half of Darkness VGA

xland Sp. z o.o.

Xland was a polish company based in Krakow founded in 1989 that produced games for personal computers. Head of the company was Marek Kubowicz, and the main developers Janusz Pelc and Maciej Miąsik. The most famous developed games is Robbo, Electro Body and Heartlight PC. All three games was released as freeware in 2006 as Epic Puzzle Pack compilation.

XOR Corporation

XOR Corporation developed several sport games in 1980s like Basketball Challenge or NFL Challenge. XOR Corporation was a Minnesota-based developer and publisher of sport simulation games that existed in the 1980s. Nothing has been heard from them since 1989, so it appears that they are no longer around.
Basketball Challenge, Roboman

Yahoo Software

Aldo's Adventure

Ybarra Productions, Inc.

Alien Legacy

Yong Choi


Ziff Davis Media

A media company with over 70 years of history, Ziff Davis was at one time the owner of websites,, and FileFront, as well as gaming magazines EGM, GMR, and Computer Gaming Monthly. All of their gaming properties were either sold off or shut down during the 2000s and today the company deals exclusively in technology and computer application magazines.

Zig Zag Creations

Awesome Earl in SkateRock