Simtex

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Simtex
IndustryVideo games
Founded1988
Defunct1997
Key people
Steve Barcia
ProductsMaster of Orion
Master of Magic
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Older logo used in the game Master of Magic

Simtex was a video game developer established by Steve Barcia in 1988. It created a number of turn-based strategy games for the PC, most notably the first two Master of Orion games. The company closed in 1997.

Games[edit]

The rights to Simtex's games were held by Atari until sold to various parties in a 2013 auction. Wargaming now owns the rights to the Master of Orion series, while Slitherine holds the publishing rights to Master of Magic;[1] it is eXtremePro Group Inc, that owns the full IP, based on trademark records.[2] A third Master of Orion game named Master of Orion III was published by Atari (a subsidiary company of Infogrames) in 2003, having been developed by Quicksilver Software.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Fraser (5 August 2019). "Master of Magic acquired by strategy publisher Slitherine". PC Gamer.
  2. ^ Sliwinski, Alexander. "More Atari IP auction winners announced, Stardock plans Star Control reboot". Joystiq. Retrieved 13 November 2013.