Fabtek

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Fabtek Inc.
TypeVideo game distributor
IndustryVideo games
Founded1987
Defunct1999
HeadquartersBellevue, Washington, U.S. (1987–1989)
Redmond, Washington, U.S. (1990–1999)
Key people
Frank Ballouz (president)[1]
Drew Maniscalco (national sales manager)[1]
ProductsArcade

Fabtek Inc. was a thriving video kit company founded in Bellevue, Washington, United States and started its operations there in 1987. Fabtek's name was derived from the initials of its founder Frank Ballouz (F.A.B.-tek), a former Atari and Nintendo of America executive who later also founded Irem America.[1] Fabtek was known for licensing arcade games mostly from two manufacturers for distribution: Seibu Kaihatsu and TAD Corporation. Around 1990, Fabtek moved to Redmond, Washington[2] and continued its business there until closing its business in 1999.

The Fabtek Inc. also worked, alongside Source Research & Development and Montague-Weston, on the "Workboy" a Game Boy accessory that could transform the Game Boy in to a portable workstation, which was planned for a summer 1992 release, but never materialized. [3]

List of games distributed by Fabtek[edit]

Licensed from Seibu Kaihatsu[edit]

Licensed from TAD Corporation[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gameroom magazine. 22: 19–21. September 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Front side of Fabtek's Raiden arcade flyer, released in 1990.
  3. ^ Game Zone magazine, issue 6, April 1992 (Pages 14-17)

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