Company name Description Games

First Star Software, Inc.

Founded in 1982 by Fernando Herrera, First Star Software, Inc. developed and published games. Then in 1985, they discontinued their publishing operations to concentrate on developing and licensing software.
Spy vs Spy III - Arctic Antics

Flair Software Ltd.

Microvalue is a well established Software Developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England. They have developed software on most console platforms as well as for the PC and continue to produce top quality software on the cutting edge of techology. They have been developing and publishing their own computer games and sometimes involving external publishers such as the industry's giants like Konami and EA.
Whizz, International Ninja Rabbits





Frank R. Neal


Free Fall Associates

Founded by John Freeman and Anne Westfall, the name being a portmanteau of their last names. Both of them left Epyx in 1981 to spend more time together and to get away from the office politics at a now larger company.
Archon Ultra

Frictional Games

Frictional Games is an independent game development company located in Helsingborg, the south of Sweden. It was co-founded by Thomas Grip and Jens Nilsson. They created their own 3D engine: HPL.

Frog City Software, Inc.

Frog City Software, Inc. was a game development studio based in San Francisco (USA), founded in 1995 by the brothers Bill Spieth and Ted Spieth, and by Rachel Bernstein. They mostly developed games for Strategic Simulations, Inc.

FTL Games

Dungeon Master 2, Dungeon Master

Fully Bugged Software


Funatics Software GmbH

Thorsten Knop, Thomas Friedmann and Thomas Häuser founded the German development company Funatics Development GmbH in 1998. In 2000 it was acquired for 75% by Phenomedia, but when that company filed for insolvency in May 2002, Funatics had to follow suit and soon all staff was laid off and operations shut down.

Funtastic, Inc.

A small software design company based in Drexel Hill, Penn. that released games in the 1980s.
Cosmic Crusader


Panza Kick Boxing, Advanced Destroyer Simulator



Gainax Co., Ltd.

Princess Maker

Game Arts Co., Ltd.

Game Arts is a Japanese video game software developer located in Tokyo. It was founded on March 2nd, 1985. The company has produced a number of games in several genres, beginning with the action game Thexder (1985) for personal computers. Its president is Yōichi Miyaji.
Silpheed, Zeliard, Thexder

Games Workshop Ltd.

Games Workshop Ltd. was founded in the United Kingdom in 1975. The company has been designing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing tabletop and fantasy war games, replicas and miniatures for the hobby industry for over 30 years. It is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the name Games Workshop Group PLC. The company's most well-known brands include Warhammer and Warhammer: 40,000, plus Games Workshop holds the global license for The Lord of the Rings strategy battle games. The company headquarters is located in Nottingham, UK, with direct sales and distribution locations in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.
Space Hulk


Humans, Little People Main Street

Gamos Ltd.

7 Colors, Filler, Kalah


Gamtech Software was founded in 1987 by Doug Gamble, when the first two Commodore 64/128 shareware titles were released: Oakflat Nuclear Reactor Simulator and The Number Machine. In 1992 both the games were released for DOS platform and a few years later Oakflat Nuclear Reactor Simulator was ported to the Windows platform. In recent years the company has focused on encryption software and GUI enhancements.
The Oakflat Nuclear Power Plant Simulator