|Founded||1980 (The Software Toolworks)|
October 1983 (Mindscape)
~1984 (Software Country)
|Key people||Walt Bilofsky (The Software Toolworks)|
Roger Buoy (Mindscape)
Les Crane (Software Country)
Mindscape was a French video game developer and publisher.
- 1 The Software Toolworks
- 2 Mindscape
- 3 Software Country
- 4 The Software Toolworks merger with Software Country
- 5 The Software Toolworks acquisition of Mindscape
- 6 Pearson acquisition of The Software Toolworks
- 7 Acquisition by The Learning Company
- 8 Becoming a private company
- 9 Closure
- 10 Games by The Software Toolworks owned by the WEC Museum
The Software Toolworks
The Software Toolworks was founded in 1980.
Mindscape was founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the holding group SFN Companies in October 1983.
Software Country was founded around 1984 by Les Crane.
The Software Toolworks merger with Software Country
Software Country merged with The Software Toolworks in 1986 and Les Crane became its chairman.
The Software Toolworks acquisition of Mindscape
The Software Toolworks acquired Mindscape in December 1989.
Pearson acquisition of The Software Toolworks
In May 1994, Pearson acquired The Software Toolworks and renamed it Mindscape.
Acquisition by The Learning Company
The Learning Company acquired Mindscape in March 1998.
Becoming a private company
In 2001, Jean-Pierre Nordman purchased Mindscape from The Learning Company. He then set it up as a private company in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
It closed on August 10, 2011.
Games by The Software Toolworks owned by the WEC Museum
|Title||Year||System||Added to Museum||Notes|
|The Original Adventure||1982||CP/M||Osborne 1 CP/M: September 8, 2019||370-point commercial variation of Colossal Cave Adventure.|