K-Byte

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K-Byte was a software developer and contract manufacturer of electronic parts once based in Troy, Michigan. It was originally a division of Kay Enterprises Co. (owned by Koltanbar Engineering) until it was sold to Patrick J. Flynn in 1983.

The first half of the 1980s brought growth and deals with companies like CBS and Atari; a manufacturing plant opened in Gaylord, Michigan. Unfortunately, nonpayment by some customers led K-Byte to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1986. Tampa, Florida-based Reptron Electronics acquired the company later that year and eventually closed the original K-Byte facility in Troy.

Under Reptron, the K-Byte Manufacturing division (later folded into Reptron Manufacturing Services) grew to include plants in Tampa, Florida, and Hibbing, Minnesota. The Gaylord and Hibbing plants closed in 2007 after Reptron was purchased by Kimball Electronics.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources (see Links), shared staff

5200[edit]

  • K-Razy Shootout (US Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Mountain King (US Publisher: CBS Electronics)

Adam[edit]

  • The Best of Electronic Arts (unreleased?) (Coleco)

Apple II[edit]

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (programming) (US Publisher: Epyx)
  • Science Literacy: Lio Project (US Publisher: Looking Glass Learning Products)
  • Science Literacy: Lortep Project (US Publisher: Looking Glass Learning Products)
  • Street Sports Soccer (US Publisher: Epyx)
  • Summer Games II (US Publisher: Epyx)

Atari 8-bit[edit]

  • Barnyard Blaster (US Publisher: Atari Corp.)
  • Boulders and Bombs (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (unreleased)
  • K-Klimber (unreleased)
  • K-Razy Antiks (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • K-Razy Kritters (US Publisher: K-Byte, CBS Software)
  • K-Razy Shootout (US Publisher: K-Byte, CBS Software)
  • K-Star Patrol (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Math Mileage (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Mountain King (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Satan's Hollow (unreleased) (CBS Software)

Commodore 64[edit]

  • 4x4 Off-Road Racing (programming) (US Publisher: Epyx)
Game Design, Theme: Ogdon Micro Design
  • Ballblazer (US Publisher: Epyx; UK Publisher: Activision)
  • Crystal Castles: Diamond Plateaus in Space (EU Publisher: US Gold)
  • Defender (US Publisher: Atarisoft)
  • Donkey Kong (US Publisher: Atarisoft)
  • Math Mileage (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Missile Command (unreleased) (Atarisoft)
  • Mountain King (US Publisher: Beyond)
  • The Sporting News Baseball (programming) (US Publisher: Epyx)
Game Design: Ogdon Micro Design
  • Street Sports Football (programming) (US Publisher: Epyx)
Game Design: Ogdon Micro Design
  • Street Sports Soccer (programming) (US Publisher: Epyx)
Game Design: Ogdon Micro Design
  • Track & Field (US Publisher: Atarisoft)
  • World Games (programming, music) (US Publisher: Epyx)

IBM PC[edit]

  • Ballblazer (unreleased) (Epyx)
  • Koronis Rift (unreleased) (Epyx)
  • Murder on the Zinderneuf (US Publisher: Electronic Arts)
  • M.U.L.E. (US Publisher: IBM)

TI-99/4A[edit]

  • Defender (US Publisher: Atarisoft)
  • Donkey Kong (US Publisher: Atarisoft) [Douglas Craig, Howard Scheer]
  • Moon Patrol (US Publisher: Atarisoft) [Douglas Craig]
  • Ms. Pac-Man (US Publisher: Atarisoft) [Howard Scheer]
  • Pac-Man (US Publisher: Atarisoft) [Howard Scheer]
  • Shamus (US Publisher: Atarisoft)

Unknown[edit]

  • APBA Baseball
  • Pole Position (Atarisoft)

VIC-20[edit]

  • K-Razy Antiks (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • K-Razy Shootout (unreleased) (CBS Software?)
  • K-Star Patrol (US Publisher: CBS Software)
  • Mountain King (US Publisher: Beyond)

Links[edit]

Former video game-related K-Byte staff: