Borta

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Borta, Inc. (originally Borta and Associates, a proprietorship) was a company in Sterling, Virginia, founded by Ron Borta, formerly of Roklan. Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell was chairman, and former Sega of America president Michael Katz served as a consultant.

In 1995, it was acquired by Aristo International through subsidiary BAIC Acquisition Corp. Borta, Inc. was merged into BAIC Acquisition, the surviving corporation, which was then renamed Borta, Inc. Ron Borta and his wife Leslie Davis stayed on as president and COO respectively for about a year.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources

Game Boy

  • Urban Strike (US/EU Publisher: Black Pearl Software)

Game Gear

  • Urban Strike (US Publisher: Black Pearl Software)

Windows

  • The Baywatch Companion with Screensaver (US Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia)
  • The Beverly Hills, 90210 CD-ROM (US Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia)
  • The Frasier Companion (US Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia)
  • The Melrose Place CD-ROM (US Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia)

MicroLeague Multimedia contracted Borta to do the following games, which were ultimately not developed (at least by Borta). MicroLeague later filed a Demand for Arbitration against Borta, claiming breach of contract. Borta alleged a counterclaim, stating that MicroLeague had abandoned the contract.

  • Sports Illustrated Presents MicroLeague Baseball 6.0 (unreleased) (MicroLeague Sports)
This was eventually released, but the final game appears to have been developed internally at MicroLeague.
  • Sports Illustrated Presents MicroLeague Basketball 3.0 (unreleased) (MicroLeague Sports)
  • Sports Illustrated Presents MicroLeague Football 3.0 (unreleased) (MicroLeague Sports)
  • Sports Illustrated Presents MicroLeague Hockey 3.0 (unreleased) (MicroLeague Sports)

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