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Starpath Corporation
Industry Video game
Predecessor Arcadia Corporation
Founded Livermore, California, USA
June 1981
Founder Alan Bayley(1933-2010)[2][3]
Robert Brown
Craig Nelson
Defunct 1984[1]
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, USA
Key people
Dennis Caswell, programmer
Steve Hales, programmer
Stephen Landrum, programmer
Jon Leupp, programmer
Brian McGhie, programmer
Scott Nelson, programmer
Kevin Norman, programmer
Products Starpath Supercharger
12 games
Owner Epyx (1984-1993)
Bridgestone Multimedia Group (1993-present)

Starpath was a U.S. company known for creating the Starpath Supercharger in August 1982. The company was founded under the name Arcadia Corporation in 1981 by Alan Bayley, Robert Brown, and Craig Nelson. It changed its name to Starpath shortly after for trademark reasons because Emerson Radio Corporation had released a video game console named the Emerson Arcadia 2001.[4][5]

The Starpath Supercharger is a peripheral cartridge for the Atari 2600 video game console that expands the machine capabilities by adding more RAM, allowing for higher resolution graphics and larger games, and by providing a connector to which a regular cassette player could be connected, thus permitting larger games, stored on tape, to be loaded.

Starpath merged with Epyx in 1984.[1] As of 2004, rights to Starpath games are owned by Bridgestone Multimedia, a religious multimedia company.


  1. ^ a b This week:News Brief:More games:Epyx, Page 30, InfoWorld, Jan 9-16, 1984, Epyx, ...announced it will acquire Starpath... The Starpath inventory of games and Superchargers will be closed out before the acquisition.
  2. ^ Upgrades Atari Capacity:Arcadia Sets 'Supercharger Unit, By John Sippel, Page 32, Billboard, 21 Aug 1982, Headed by Alan Bayley, founder and chairman of the defunct GRT tape combine...
  3. ^ Palo Alto Online - Lasting Memories, Alan J. Bayley memorial. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  4. ^ The Dot Eaters - Epyx | The Dot Eaters>
  5. ^ Arcadia has a new name, 1982-11-07, Arcade Express Newsletter, Volume 1 no.7
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  • Saunders, Glenn; Perry, Jr., Russ; Skelton, Dan (1999). Stella Gets a New Brain!, Version 2.0. Cyberpunks.