OverviewGameTek, Inc. was a company that developed, published, marketed and distributed a broad line of interactive entertainment, educational and productivity software for use on personal computers and Nintendo, Sega, 3DO, and Sony platforms. The company's products, included TV game shows and productivity titles for adults; action, fantasy and simulation games for teenagers; and developmental and educational titles for children.
It was formed in 1987 as a subsidiary of I.J.E., Inc. I.J.E. was initially established in 1977 under the name I.J.E. Distributing, Inc. to distribute pre-recorded children's entertainment products under the trade name "Kid Stuff." From 1977 to 1985 I.J.E. and its affiliated acquired a number of licenses to develop entertainment products based upon certain television shows, sports entities and name brand children's products. I.J.E.'s original founder Irwin H. Schwartz sold I.J.E. to an unaffiliated third party in 1985 and then formed Gabco, Inc. in 1987 to reacquire I.J.E. GameTek was founded as a result to exploit these licenses in the software market.
In October 1993 the company changed its name to GameTek (FL), Inc. and Gabco, Inc. became GameTek, Inc.
The company maintained offices in Florida, California and North Carolina and was closed in 1998 after filing bankruptcy.
Also Known As
TriviaCalifornia office information (circa 1996):
Three Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States Phone: 415.289.0220
Tech Support Phone: 910.222.5190
Tech Support Fax: 910.229.1635
Florida office location (circa 1996):
2999 NE 191 Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33180