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Mindcraft Software, Inc.
IndustryVideo games
HeadquartersTorrance, California
Key people
Ali Atabek Ed Del Castillo
ProductsThe Magic Candle series (1989–1993)
Bloodstone: An Epic Dwarven Tale (1993)
Tegel's Mercenaries (1992)
OwnerAli Atabek

Mindcraft Software (or simply Mindcraft) is an American video game developer, founded in 1989 by Ali Atabek. It is best recognized for the award-winning The Magic Candle series.[1]


After Ali Atabek enjoyed Ultima II, he created Rings of Zilfin for SSI. With his wife and business partner Jim Thomas, Atabek formed Mindcraft Software to publish his next game, The Magic Candle. By 1993 the company was publishing six titles a year and had about 30 employees.[2] The company's games were primarily developed for DOS systems, but they also developed games for Apple II, Commodore 64, and Amiga computers. The company developed 15 games between 1989 and 1997.

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Platform
1989 The Magic Candle Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS
1990 The Keys to Maramon Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS
1991 The Magic Candle II: The Four and Forty DOS
Rules of Engagement Amiga, DOS
1992 The Magic Candle III DOS
Siege DOS
Siege Dogs of War DOS
Star Legions DOS
Tegel's Mercenaries DOS
1993 Ambush at Sorinor DOS
Bloodstone: An Epic Dwarven Tale DOS
Strike Squad DOS
Walls of Rome DOS


  1. ^ "Game of the Year Awards", Computer Gaming World, pp. 8, 41, October 1989
  2. ^ "Mindcraft: Keeper Of The Magic Candle's Flame". Computer Gaming World. October 1993. pp. 118, 120. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

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