First published in October 1974, Creative Computing was one of the first magazines to cover microcomputers. The magazine was founded by David H. Ahl and published monthly in the USA by Creative Computing Press, before being sold to publisher Ziff-Davis during the 1980s. Although initially known for BASIC games and utility listings it later changed its focus to business computing. This wasn't a success however, and publication ceased following its final edition in October 1985.
As well as standard editions there were also some special issues such as "Video & Arcade Games" (1983) and books, including three "Best of Creative Computing" volumes.