Roklan

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Roklan Corporation was a Chicago-area publisher and contract developer headed by Larry Gabriel [1], started in the 1970s as a management consulting firm. [2] Ron Borta joined in 1980 and started the Computer Technology Group, also known as Roklan Software. [3] From there, the company grew to about 60 employees at its peak, with about 350 titles for about 20 publishers claimed to have been produced. Due to the downturn in the video game market, Roklan focused on educational software, then shut down in 1984. [4] After that, some former employees started On-Time Software.

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

2600

  • Crazy Climber (US Publisher: Atari) [Joe Gaucher, Alex Leavens]
  • Gorf (US Publisher: CBS Electronics) [Joe Gaucher]
  • Gyruss (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Racer (unreleased) (Atari) [Joe Gaucher]
  • RealSports Basketball (unreleased) (Atari) [Joe Gaucher]
  • Super Cobra (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Paul Crowley]
  • Wizard of Wor (US Publisher: CBS Electronics) [Joe Hellesen]

5200

  • Gorf (US Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Wizard of Wor (US Publisher: CBS Electronics)

Apple II

  • Berzerk (unreleased?) [Jorn Barger]
  • Picture Parts
There's no evidence of this being released other than someone selling it in a lot.
  • Pyramid Puzzler
See Picture Parts.
  • Space Journey (US Publisher: Thunder Mountain)
  • Star Maze (US Publisher: Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing)
  • Wizard of Wor (unreleased?) [Jorn Barger]

Atari 8-bit

  • Anti-Sub Patrol (US Publisher: Roklan)
  • Art of Division: Division I (unreleased?) (Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing)
  • Crazy Maze Race (unreleased)
  • Da'Fuzz (unreleased) (Roklan) [Ron Borta]
  • Deluxe Invaders (US Publisher: Roklan) [Joe Hellesen]
  • Frog Jump (unreleased?) (Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing)
  • Gorf (US Publisher: Roklan)
  • Gyruss (unreleased version) (Parker Brothers) [Anthony Weber]
  • Mickey in the Great Outdoors (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Number Bowling (unreleased?) (Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing)
  • Pac-Man (US Publisher: Atari) [Joe Hellesen]
  • Picture Parts (US Publisher: Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing) [Joe Wagner]
  • Pyramid Puzzler (unreleased?) (Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing)
  • Reading Flight (unreleased?) (Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing/Roklan)
  • Rockball (unreleased) (Roklan) [Anthony Weber]
  • Scouter (unreleased) [Gary LaPointe] [5]
  • Space Journey (US Publisher: Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing/Roklan)
  • Star Maze (US Publisher: Scott, Foresman Electronic Publishing/Roklan)
  • Wizard of Wor (US Publisher: Roklan)

IBM

  • B.C.'s Quest for Tires (US Publisher: Sierra On-Line)

Intellivision

  • Carnival (US/CA Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Donkey Kong (US Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Donkey Kong Junior (US Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Frogger (US/CA/EU Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Mouse Trap (US Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Popeye (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Q*bert (US/CA/EU Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (US/CA/EU Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Super Cobra (CA/EU Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Tutankham (EU Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Venture (US Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)
  • Zaxxon (US Publisher: Coleco; EU Publisher: CBS Electronics)

TI-99/4A

  • Robotron: 2084 (unreleased) (Atarisoft) [Bill Parod] [6]

VIC-20

  • Q*bert (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Paul Crowley]

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