Companies

 

Activision


Founded in 1979-10
Status: active
aka(s): Activision Publishing

Founders: David Crane, Alan Miller, Bob Whitehead
... all of whom were former Atari programmers.

Corporate name changed to Mediagenic in 1988 but Activision brand continued to be used.

Filed for Chapter 11 reorganization (bankruptcy) in 1992, which led to merger with The Disc Company.

In 2008 there was a merger with Vivendi Games (owner of Blizzard) to become Activision Blizzard.

2013-10 Activision bought itself out of the Vivendi merger and is now again its own company.

It is known for After Burner, Altered Beast, Angry Birds, Archon, Battlezone, Bloody Roar, Bomberman, Call of Duty, Call to Power, Cannon Fodder, Commander Keen, Crash Bandicoot, Crazy Taxi, Dark Reign, DJ Hero, Doom, Double Dragon, Earthworm Jim, Enemy Territory, Guitar Hero, Heavy Gear, Heretic and HeXen, Interstate, Last Ninja, Legacy of Kain, LISA, Little Big Adventure, MechWarrior, Nightmare Creatures, Pitfall, Prototype, Quake, R-Type, Rampage, Santa Fe Mysteries, Sargon, Sid Meier's Civilization, SiN, Skylanders, Soldier of Fortune, Space Invaders, Spyro, Star Raiders, Strogg, SuperLite1500, Tetris, The Legend of Spyro, Tony Hawk, Total War, True Crime, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Virtual On, Wolfenstein, Wonder Boy, Zork, Zork Universe

Releases per year

19806
19816
198215
198335
198476
198562
198672
198777
198849
198982
199053
199118
19928
19938
199415
199520
199626
199723
199828
199940
200038
200147
200260
200344
200462
200579
200668
200789
200860
200999
201057
201136
201267
201331
201422
201519
20164
20171
TBA4
1606 video games with valid date were considered (97%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

Windows 171
Wii 120
PS2 99
C64 96
X360 79
PS3 66
Nintendo DS 65
Xbox 64
GBA 61
Amstrad CPC 59
Atari 2600 59
PS 56
MS-DOS 51
ZX Spectrum 49
GameCube 45