Softie

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Softie, Inc. was a software company that developed many computer adaptations of television game shows and acted as the licensing agent for Mark Goodson Productions (Family Feud) and Merv Griffin Productions (Jeopardy!). [1] It appears to have originally been based in San Francisco, California [2] (incorporated in that state on January 11, 1983 [3]), before moving to Phoenix, Arizona (incorporated in that state on April 18, 1985 [4]).

Arnold Zaler was president of Softie. Prosecutors alleged the company was a pyramid scheme and in 1996, Zaler was convicted of 50 counts of fraud. Originally sentenced to 14 years in prison, he was released on parole after six. [5]

Apple II[edit]

  • Card Sharks (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Carl Lewis Olympic Decathlon (unreleased?)
  • Classic Concentration (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Classic Concentration: 2nd Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Family Feud (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Second Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Sports Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Remote Control (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Super Password (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Wheel of Fortune (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Wheel of Fortune: Second Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Wheel of Fortune: Third Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Win, Lose or Draw (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Win, Lose or Draw: Second Edition (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Wipeout (US Publisher: ShareData)

Commodore 64[edit]

  • Card Sharks (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Carl Lewis Olympic Decathlon (unreleased?)
  • Classic Concentration (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Classic Concentration: 2nd Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Double Dare (graphics) (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Family Feud (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Junior Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Second Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Sports Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • The Price is Right (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Remote Control (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Wheel of Fortune (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Wheel of Fortune: Second Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Wheel of Fortune: Third Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Win, Lose or Draw (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Win, Lose or Draw: Second Edition (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Wipeout (US Publisher: ShareData)

DOS[edit]

  • The All New Family Feud (US Publisher: Softie)
  • Card Sharks (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Carl Lewis Olympic Decathlon (unreleased?)
  • Classic Concentration (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Classic Concentration: 2nd Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Double Dare (graphics) (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Family Feud (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • The Flintstones: Dino: Lost in Bedrock (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Harlem Globetrotters (US Publisher: Gametek)
  • Jeopardy! (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Junior Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • Jeopardy! Second Edition (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Jeopardy! Sports Edition (US Publisher: ShareData)
  • The Jetsons: By George, in Trouble Again (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Remote Control (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Super Password (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Tom & Jerry: Yankee Doodle's CAT-astrophe (graphics) (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Win, Lose or Draw (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Win, Lose or Draw: Second Edition (US Publisher: Hi Tech Expressions)
  • Wipeout (US Publisher: ShareData)

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Classic Concentration (US Publisher: GameTek)
  • Harlem Globetrotters (US Publisher: GameTek)

Various[edit]

  • Play It on MTV (unreleased) [6]