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'''Video Soft''' (incorporated on May 7, 1982, as Video-Soft, Inc. [http://california.14thstory.com/video-soft-inc.html]) was a company in Santa Clara, California, founded and headed by Jerry Lawson [http://books.google.com/books?id=N6pacvfrf0wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA42#v=onepage&q&f=false], who was previously the chief engineer behind the Fairchild Channel F system. It made games for Parker Brothers, Mattel, CBS, and Amiga. [http://web.archive.org/web/20070607083000/http://www.vintage.org/2006/main/bio.php?id=1586]
Company started by Jerry Lawson, who was previously the chief engineer behind the Fairchild Channel F system. Made games for Parker Brothers, Mattel, CBS, and Amiga. [http://www.vintage.org/2006/main/bio.php?id=1586]
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Online resources (see [[#Links|Links]])
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Online resources
  
 
===2600===
 
===2600===
*''3-D Genesis'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
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*''3D Genesis'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
*''3-D Ghost Attack'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
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*''3D Ghost Attack'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
*''Color Bar Generator'' (US Publisher: Videosoft)
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*''3D Havoc'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
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*''Atom Smasher'' (unreleased) (Video Soft)
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*''Color Bar Generator'' (US Publisher: Video Soft)
 
*''Depth Charge'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
 
*''Depth Charge'' (unreleased) (Amiga)
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*''Golf Diagnostic''
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:<small>For use with an interactive golf simulator</small>
 
*''In Search of the Golden Skull'' (unreleased) (Mattel) [http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/goldenskull/goldenskull.htm]
 
*''In Search of the Golden Skull'' (unreleased) (Mattel) [http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/goldenskull/goldenskull.htm]
 
*''Mogul Maniac'' (US Publisher: Amiga)
 
*''Mogul Maniac'' (US Publisher: Amiga)
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==Links==
 
==Links==
*[http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/listing.cmf?developer=VideoSoft Digital Press game listings for Videosoft]
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*[http://www.digitpress.com/video-game-guide/?mode=Search&title=&dollars_loose=&dollars_complete=&scarcity_loose=&scarcity_complete=&Designer=&Developer=Video+Soft&Mfr=&PartNo=&Released= Digital Press game listings for Video Soft]
*[http://www.sumo.tv/watch.php?video=573680 Jerry Lawson talks at Vintage Computer Fest 9.0 in 2006]
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*[http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/545/vcg-interview-jerry-lawson-black-video-game-pioneer 2009 interview with Jerry Lawson (Vintage Computing and Gaming)]
*[http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/545 2009 interview with Jerry Lawson (Vintage Computing and Gaming)]
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*[http://program-info.net/Resume.htm Former Video Soft programmer Dan McElroy's resume]
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*[http://www.ataricompendium.com/game_library/prototypes/vcs/videosoft/videosoft.html Previously unreleased Video Soft games for sale]
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*''Black Enterprise'' articles featuring Lawson and Video Soft [http://books.google.com/books?id=N6pacvfrf0wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=false] [http://books.google.com/books?id=kV8EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA109#v=onepage&q&f=false]
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Latest revision as of 17:38, 2 October 2017

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Video Soft (incorporated on May 7, 1982, as Video-Soft, Inc. [1]) was a company in Santa Clara, California, founded and headed by Jerry Lawson [2], who was previously the chief engineer behind the Fairchild Channel F system. It made games for Parker Brothers, Mattel, CBS, and Amiga. [3]

Research Methods: Online resources

2600[edit]

  • 3D Genesis (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • 3D Ghost Attack (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • 3D Havoc (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • Atom Smasher (unreleased) (Video Soft)
  • Color Bar Generator (US Publisher: Video Soft)
  • Depth Charge (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • Golf Diagnostic
For use with an interactive golf simulator
  • In Search of the Golden Skull (unreleased) (Mattel) [4]
  • Mogul Maniac (US Publisher: Amiga)
  • Off Your Rocker (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • S.A.C. Alert (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • Scavenger Hunt (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • Strafe (unreleased) (Amiga)
  • Surf's Up (unreleased) (Amiga)

Links[edit]