Origin Systems


Founded in 1983
Closed in 2004
Status: dead
aka(s): Origin, OSI

Origin Systems, Inc. (commonly referred to simply as Origin)

Founders: Richard Garriott, Robert Garriott
HQ: Austin, Texas

Subsidiary of Electronic Arts since 1992.

Website: www.origin.ea.com (archive.org backup)

It is known for Crusader, System Shock, Ultima, Ultima Underworld, Ultima Worlds of Adventure, Ultima: Age of Armageddon, Ultima: The Age of Darkness, Ultima: The Age of Enlightenment, Wing Commander

Releases per year

19815
19821
19835
198511
19868
198713
198816
198924
199014
19917
199213
199310
199413
199512
19967
19974
19983
19991
20001
20016
20021
20031
20042
20061
20071
20121
20142
183 video games with valid date were considered (79.2%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

MS-DOS 45
Ohio Scientific 39
Apple II E 18
Windows 17
C64 16
Amiga 13
Mac OS Classic 12
Atari ST 11
SNES 7
FM Towns 6
Atari 400/800 5
Linux 4
NES 3
PS 3
NEC PC9801 3