GCC Technologies

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GCC Technologies
TypePublic
Founded1981 (General Computer Corporation)
1982 (GCC Technologies, Inc.)
HeadquartersBedford, Massachussets, USA
Key peopleDoug Macrae, founder
John Tylko, founder
Kevin Curran, founder
Industryvideo games, peripherals
Productsvideo games, peripherals
Employeesnot disclosed
WebsiteN/A

GCC Technologies is a peripheral company based in Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.

General Computer Corporation

General Computer Corporation was founded in 1981 by Doug Macrae, John Tylko, and Kevin Curran.

GCC Technologies

In 1982, the company name was changed to GCC Technologies, Inc.

Partnership with Atari

They began by selling modified versions of arcade games. Atari sued after GCC released a sped-up version of Missile Command. The two parties settled out of court and Atari hired GCC to create arcade and console games for them.

GCC developed the arcade game Quantum, the arcade and Atari 7800 game Food Fight, the Atari 2600 game Atari Video Cube, the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 game Desert Falcon, the Atari 2600 ports of Pac-Man, Pole Position, and Centipede, the Atari 5200 port of Kangaroo, and the Atari 7800 ports of Ballblazer, Dig Dug, Joust, Ms. Pac-Man, Pole Position II, Rescue on Fractalus!, and Robotron: 2084.

They produced most of the Atari 5200 cartridges as well as the initial batch of Atari 7800 cartridges.

GCC also designed the chip for the Atari 7800.

Partnership with Midway

GCC developed a modification of Pac-Man titled Crazy Otto. They sold the game to Midway, which further developed it into Ms. Pac-Man.

GCC also developed Jr. Pac-Man for Midway.

Peripherals

In 1984, the company began creating peripherals for Macintosh computers.

Video game consoles designed by GCC Technologies

Title Manufacturer Released Added to Museum Notes
Atari 7800 Atari 1983 Not yet GCC developed the chipset of the Atari 7800.

Video games by GCC Technologies owned by WEC Museum

Title System Released Added to Museum Notes
Atari Video Cube Atari 2600 1982 November 29, 2020 The Atari 2600 version is included in the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2.
Centipede Atari 2600 1982 May 10, 2019
January 30, 2021
GCC's Atari 2600 port of the 1980 game is included in the Atari Flashback 2+.
GCC's Atari 2600 port of the 1980 game is included in the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1.
Desert Falcon Atari 2600
Atari 7800
1987 February 28, 2021
January 30, 2021
May 1, 2021
The NES port is included in the Atari Flashback.
The Atari 2600 version is included in the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1.
The Atari 2600 version is included in Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Food Fight Arcade
Atari 7800
1983 February 28, 2021
May 1, 2021
The NES port is included in the Atari Flashback.
The Atari 7800 version is included in Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Ms. Pac-Man Arcade 1982 December 25, 2008 The arcade version is included in Namco Museum Virtual Arcade for Xbox 360.