Microprose

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Microprose, Inc.
TypeBrand owned by David Lagettie
Founded1982 (Micrprose Software)
1983 (Spectrum Holobyte)
1993 (Microprose)
HeadquartersAlemeda, California, United States
Key peopleBill Stealey (Microprose)
Sid Meier (Microprose)
Jeff Sauter (Spectrum Holobyte)
Phil Adam (Spectrum Holobyte)
Mike Franklin (Spectrum Holobyte)
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
WebsiteN/A

Microprose is a brand owned by David Lagettie.

Microprose Software

MicroProse Software Inc. was founded by Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982.

Spectrum Holobyte

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Jeff Sauter, Phil Adam, and Mike Franklin founded Spectrum Holobyte in Boulder, Colorado in 1983.

It was the first company to release Tetris outside Eastern Europe.

Microprose, Inc.

In December 1993, Spectrum HoloByte merged with MicroProse Software to form MicroProse, Inc.

Acquisition by Hasbro

Hasbro acquired Microprose in 1998 and closed the Microprose offices in Alameda, California and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Acquisition by Infogrames

In 2001, Microprose was acquired by Infogrames.

Acquisition by Interactive Game Group

1n 2007, the Interactive Game Group acquired Microprose.

Acquisition by Cybergun

In 2010, Cybergun acquired Microprose.

Acquisition by David Lagettie

In 2019, David Lagettie acquired Microprose

Video games by Spectrum Holobyte owned by WEC Museum

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Tetris DOS, Mac OS 1988 April 5, 2020 Included in the 1992 Tetris Gold CD-ROM owned by WEC Museum.
Welltris DOS, Mac OS 1989 April 5, 2020 Included in the 1992 Tetris Gold CD-ROM owned by WEC Museum.
Faces... Tris III DOS, Mac OS 1990 April 5, 2020 Included in the 1992 Tetris Gold CD-ROM owned by WEC Museum.
Super Tetris DOS, Mac OS, Windows 3.x 1991 April 5, 2020 Included in the 1992 Tetris Gold CD-ROM owned by WEC Museum.
Tetris Classic DOS, Windows 3.x 1992 April 5, 2020 Included in the 1992 Tetris Gold CD-ROM owned by WEC Museum.