Activision

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Activision
Type Subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
Founded 1979 (Computer Arts)
1979 (Activision)
1988 (Mediagenic)
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, US
Key people Jim Levy, founder
David Crane, founder
Larry Kaplan, founder
Alan Miller, founder
Bob Whitehead, founder
Industry video games
Products Video games
Employees not disclosed
Website http://www.activision.com/

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard.

Computer Arts, Inc.

Computer Arts, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Jim Levy and former Atari programmers David Crane, Larry Kaplan, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead.

Activision, Inc.

Shortly after its foundation, in 1979, Computer Arts, Inc. was renamed to Activision, Inc.

Mediagenic

In 1988, they branched out to other forms of software than video games, and changed the name of their corporate name to Mediagenic.

Under the Mediagenic holding company, they continued to produce and publish games as Activision. Following a lawsuit that resulted in Mediagenic having to pay millions in damages, an investor group consisting of Robert Kotick and Brian Kelly purchased Mediagenic in 1990.

Activision Blizzard

They renamed the company back to Activision in 1992. In 2008, Activision was merged with Vivendi Games to form the holding company Activision Blizzard.

In 2013, Activision Blizzard purchased most of Vivendi's shares of the Activision Blizzard stock to become an independent company. As in the Mediagenic years, they still produce and publish games under the Activision name while under the Activision Blizzard holding company.

Video games developed by Activision

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
The Activision Decathlon Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1983 May 1, 2020
May 30, 2022
Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress ColecoVision 1985 Not yet
Barnstorming Atari 2600 1982 July 12, 2021
Battlezone Windows 1998 Not yet
Boxing Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1980 May 30, 2022
Bridge Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1980 May 30, 2022
Call to Power II Windows 2000 May 30, 2020
Checkers Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1980 May 30, 2022
Chopper Command Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1982 May 1, 2020
Civilization: Call to Power Windows 1999 Not yet
Cosmic Commuter Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1984 May 1, 2020
Crackpots Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Dolphin Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1983 May 30, 2022
Dragon Breed ZX Spectrum 1990 Not yet
Dragster Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1980 May 1, 2020
Enduro Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
F-14 Tomcat DOS 1990 Not yet
Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit Commodore 64 1985 Not yet
Fighting Soccer Atari ST 1989 Not yet
Fishing Derby Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1980 May 1, 2020
Freeway Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1981 May 1, 2020
Frostbite Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Galaxy 5000 Nintendo Entertainment System 1991 Not yet
Gee Bee Air Rally Amiga 1987 Not yet
Ghostbusters PC Booter 1984 Not yet
Grand Prix Atari 8-bit computers 1982 May 30, 2022
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Windows 1985 Not yet
H.E.R.O. Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1984 May 1, 2020
May 30, 2022
Hacker Amiga 1985 Not yet
Happy Trails MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks) 1983 December 28, 2019
Heavy Gear Windows 1997 Not yet
Heavy Gear II Windows 1999 Not yet
Ice Hockey Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1981 May 30, 2022
Interstate '76 Windows 1997 Not yet
Interstate '82 Windows 1999 Not yet
Kaboom! Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1981 August 30, 2021
May 30, 2022
Keystone Kapers Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1983 May 1, 2020
May 30, 2022
Kung-Fu Master Atari 2600 1987 Not yet
Laser Blast Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1980 May 30, 2022
League of Light MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks) 2001 December 28, 2019
Little Computer People Amiga 1985 Not yet
The Manhole DOS 1989 Not yet
Master of the Lamps Atari 8-bit computers 1985 Not yet
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat Windows 1995 Not yet
MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy Windows 1996 Not yet
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Windows 1996 Not yet
Megamania Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1982 May 1, 2020
May 30, 2022
Muppet Treasure Island Windows 1996 Not yet
Oink! Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1983 May 30, 2022
Park Patrol Commodore 64 1984 Not yet
Pastfinder Atari 8-bit computers 1984 Not yet
Pitfall! Xbox 360 (Atari 2600 on Game Room)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600)
1982 December 21, 2010
December 28, 2019
May 1, 2020
May 30, 2022
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 1984 Not yet
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Sega CD 1994 Not yet
Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle Windows 1998 Not yet
Plaque Attack Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1983 May 30, 2022
Pressure Cooker Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
1983 May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
Private Eye Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1984 May 30, 2022
Prophecy DOS 1989 Not yet
Return to Zork DOS 1993 December 29, 2012 Under Infocom label.
River Raid Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
1982 December 28, 2019
May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder Windows 1996 Not yet
Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground Windows 1997 Not yet
Sargon V: World Class Chess DOS 1991 Not yet
Seaquest Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS 1990 Not yet
Shanghai: Triple Threat 3DO 1994 Not yet
Shanghai: Mah-Jongg Essentials Windows 1999 Not yet
Skiing Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1980 May 30, 2022
Sky Jinks Atari 2600 1982 Not yet
Space Shuttle: Journey Into Space Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1983 May 30, 2022
Spider Fighter Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1983 May 30, 2022
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows 1996 Not yet
Stampede Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
1982 December 28, 2019
May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
Star Trek: Armada Windows 2000 May 30, 2020
Starmaster Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1982 May 1, 2020
Tennis (1981 video game) Atari Flashback 8 Activision Edition (Atari 2600) 1981 May 30, 2022
Toy Bizarre Commodore 64 1984 Not yet
Ultimate Air Combat Nintendo Entertainment System 1992 Not yet
Web Dimension Commodore 64 1985 Not yet
Wonder Boy ZX Spectrum 1987 Not yet
Zenji Atari 8-bit computers 1984 Not yet
Zone Ranger Atari 8-bit computers 1984 Not yet
Zork Nemesis Windows 1996 December 29, 2012
Zork: Grand Inquisitor Windows 1997 December 29, 2012
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground Windows 1997 September 7, 2019