Company name Description Games

Wizard Software

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

Workman Publishing

Brain Quest 6th Grade Edition

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

X-ample Architectures

Doofus, The Return of Medusa

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


Real Fighter

Xtreme Games LLC

Xtreme Games LLC was founded in late 1995 by André LaMothe in San Jose, California (USA). The objective was "to create the next generation of value 2D/3D video games for the consumer market while at the same time to explore new and untapped markets in the commercial arena and internet distribution."
Rex Blade: The Apocalypse

Yahoo Software

Aldo's Adventure

Ybarra Productions, Inc.

Alien Legacy

Yedioth Ahronoth

Super Trix

Yong Choi


Zephyr Software

Graviton II

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

Zoom, Inc.

Genocide 2: Master of the Dark Communion


Funny Face