|Headquarters||Chatsworth, California, USA|
|Key People (choice)||John Fitzpatrick, Kelly Day,|
Samuel L. Poole, Ted Hoffman
|Sector||Computer and video games|
|Information||1987: Successor IntelliCreations|
American game company Datasoft was founded by Pat Ketchum in Chatsworth, California, in 1980.
Right from the start Ketchum employed about 15 programmers. By this, Datasoft was, by time's standards, one of the largest computer businesses from the beginning. The ported many arcade games to various home computer platforms, for example the Apple II, 8-Bit-Ataris, C64, PC and TRS-80. They also obtained many licences to popular movies and TV shows. Shortly before the company was closed, they also developed for Atari ST and Amiga.
Datasoft filed for bankruptcy in 1987. The brand was bought by the CEOs Samuel L. Poole and Ted Hoffman. They named the company IntelliCreations and sold the already finished Datasoft games under this brand. This follow-up company was solely a publisher, and it had to close down, too, a short time after.
One of Datasoft's biggest investors was The Gillette Company, a brand usually known for razors. For reasons unknown, Gillette quit the financial backing shortly before Datasoft had to file for bankruptcy.
C64 Games (Sample)[edit | edit source]
- 221B Baker Street
- Alternate Reality - The City
- Alternate Reality - The Dungeon
- Bismarck: The North Sea Chase
- Bruce Lee
- Cosmic Relief
- The Dallas Quest
- Dig Dug
- Force 7
- Global Commander
- The Goonies
- Juno First
- Lost Tomb
- Mind Pursuit
- Moon Shuttle
- Napoleon in Russia
- Mr. Do!
- O'Riley's Mine
- The Rubicon Alliance
- Pole Position
- Pooyan (Konami)
- Theatre Europe
- Time and Magik
- Tobruk - The Clash of Armour
- Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October
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