Activision

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Activision
TypeSubsidiary of Activision Blizzard
Founded1979 (Computer Arts)
1979 (Activision)
1988 (Mediagenic)
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, US
Key peopleJim Levy, founder
David Crane, founder
Larry Kaplan, founder
Alan Miller, founder
Bob Whitehead, founder
Industryvideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
Websitehttp://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
Barnstorming Atari 2600 1982 July 12, 2021
Chopper Command Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1982 May 1, 2020
Cosmic Commuter Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1984 May 1, 2020
Crackpots Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Decathlon Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Dragster Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1980 May 1, 2020
Enduro Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
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
Happy Trails MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks) 1983 December 28, 2019
H.E.R.O. Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1984 May 1, 2020
Kaboom! Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600) 1981 August 30, 2021
Keystone Kapers Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
League of Light MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks) 2001 December 28, 2019
Megamania Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1982 May 1, 2020
Pitfall! Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
Xbox 360 (Atari 2600 on Game Room)
1982 May 1, 2020
December 28, 2019
December 21, 2010
Pressure Cooker Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
1983 May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
Return to Zork Windows 1993 December 29, 2012
River Raid Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
1982 May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
December 28, 2019
Seaquest Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1983 May 1, 2020
Stampede Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600)
Flashback Portable (2017) (Atari 2600)
MacOS/Windows (Intellivision on Intellivision Rocks)
1981 May 1, 2020
August 30, 2021
December 28, 2019
Starmaster Activision Flashback Blast! (Atari 2600) 1982 May 1, 2020
Zork Nemesis Windows 1996 December 29, 2012
Zork: Grand Inquisitor Windows 1997 December 29, 2012
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground Windows 1997 September 7, 2019