Action Graphics

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Action Graphics, Inc. was a development company based in South Barrington, Illinois, United States [1] (originally Cary? [2]), spun off of Bally to develop games for the Bally Astrocade. It was headed by Bob Ogdon [3], software manager for Dave Nutting Associates [4]. It was incorporated on September 18, 1981 [5], and folded in 1985 [6] during the development of Winter Games. [7]

Ogdon went on to found Ogdon Micro Design and Mammoth Micro Productions. [8] Former Action Graphics employees Elaine Hodgson and Richard Ditton went on to start Incredible Technologies [9], which found great success with Golden Tee Golf.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, print

2600[edit]

  • Artillery Duel (US Publisher: Xonox) [John Perkins (programmer); David Thiel (sound)]

5200[edit]

  • Beamrider (US Publisher: Activision) [David Thiel (sound)]

Adam[edit]

  • Family Feud (US Publisher: Coleco) [Elaine Hodgson (programmer); David Thiel (sound)]
  • Jeopardy! (US Publisher: Coleco)
  • Richard Scarry's Best Electronic Word Book Ever! (US Publisher: Coleco)

Amiga[edit]

  • MasterType (US Publisher: Scarborough Systems)

Astrocade[edit]

  • Cosmic Raiders (US Publisher: Astrocade)
  • The Incredible Wizard (US Publisher: Astrocade)
  • Solar Conqueror (US Publisher: Astrocade)

Atari 8-bit[edit]

  • Beamrider (US Publisher: Activision) [David Thiel (sound)]
  • Pitstop (US Publisher: Epyx) [Richard Ditton (programmer?); David Thiel (sound)]

ColecoVision[edit]

  • The Activision Decathlon (US Publisher: Activision)
  • Artillery Duel (US Publisher: Xonox)
  • Beamrider (US Publisher: Activision) [David Thiel (sound)]
  • Pitfall! (US Publisher: Activision)
Credited as "The Game Weavers" in the manual
  • Pitstop (US/CA Publisher: Coleco) [Richard Ditton (programmer?); David Thiel (sound)] ORIGINAL VERSION
  • Rock n' Bolt (US Publisher: Telegames) [Carl Norgren (programmer); David Thiel (sound)] ORIGINAL VERSION
  • Zenji (US Publisher: Activision)

Commodore 64[edit]

  • The Activision Decathlon (US Publisher: Activision)
  • Artillery Duel (US Publisher: Xonox)
  • Beamrider (US/UK Publisher: Activision) [David Thiel (sound)]
  • Family Feud (US Publisher: Coleco, ShareData)
  • Pitstop (US Publisher: Epyx) [Jamie Faye Fenton (programmer); David Thiel (sound)]
  • Rock n' Bolt (US Publisher: Activision) [John Jaugilas (programmer); David Thiel (sound)]
  • Winter Games (US Publisher: Epyx) [Richard Ditton (programmer); David Thiel (sound)] ORIGINAL VERSION

PCjr[edit]

  • Artillery Duel (unreleased?) (Xonox?)