Besides games, Synapse produced a series of application software for the Atari 8-bit series. They also created a 6502 development environment for the platform, that was much faster than other development options for the system at the time.
Towards the end of the company's life, they also developed a brief series of "electronic novels", based on the in-house BTZ ("Better Than Zork") parser. Only four were ever produced.
Sale to Brøderbund
By early 1984, Synapse was running into financial difficulty, being dealt a critical blow by a business dispute with Atari's Jack Tramiel. Later in the year, Brøderbund purchased the company. The Synapse/Brøderbund-branded electronic novels were intended to keep the company afloat, but market conditions made that difficult. The company was closed a year later.
The Synapse Software C64 Library
(This list does not include software published exclusively for non-Commodore platforms.)
- Air Support
- Brimstone (with Brøderbund)
- Dough Boy
- Essex (with Brøderbund)
- Mindwheel (with Brøderbund)
- New York City
- Rainbow Walker
- Shamus: Case II
- The Warrior of Zypar
- Sept. 1983, via jacobus, AtariAge forums