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Access Software
Access Software   #52


Games developed: 8
Games published: 8
Period: 1987 - 1992

Most famous for its Links series of golf games and cheesy futuristic detective adventures starring Tex Murphy, Access actually began its career by developing games for the Commodore 64 and Apple computers, including the highly underrated Echelon and many precursors of the Links games. Access pioneered the "RealSound" technology, which allowed realistic sounds and speech to be produced by PC speaker, used to great effect in the first Tex Murphy game Mean Streets, which became a blockbuster.

Access was bought out by Microsoft in April 1999, a predictable outcome given Access' involvement in designing Microsoft Golf, which was based on the Links engine.

Related companies: Microsoft

Related companies: Microsoft  

Titles Developed or Published
Genre
Year
Avg. Rating
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee10th Frame Bowling
Sport
1987
6.37
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAmazon: Guardians of Eden
Adventure
1992
8.38
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCountdown
Adventure
1990
8.6
Crime Wave
Action
1990
8.06
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeEchelon
Simulation
1989
8.48
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeMartian Memorandum
Adventure
1991
8.46
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeMean Streets
Adventure
1989
8.98
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeWorld Class Leader Board
Sport
1988
8.79
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