Tecmo, initially a supplier of cleaning equipment and now best known for Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, was founded on this day in 1967!

ORIGIN Systems, Inc.

Trivia:

Location and contact information in April 1996:

Origin Inc.
12940 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78750
Technical Support: 512-434-4357
Fax Support: 512-795-8014
BBS Support: 512-346-2227

Contributed on Aug 31, 2006 by Jeanne (75624)


Here is the official statement from Origin concerning Richard Garriott's departure:

"It was announced today that Richard Garriott is leaving Origin Systems to pursue other interests. As co-founder of the company more than 15 years ago, Richard has helped Origin to grow into one of the top entertainment software companies in the world. As creator of the Ultima series, his contributions to the company and to the gaming industry as a whole are immeasurable, and he remains a friend of Origin Systems. Richard has yet to announce his upcoming plans, however we at Origin wish him success in any future endeavors.

Origin will continue to support and expand the world of Ultima Online, as well as our online worlds in development such as Ultima Online 2."

Garriott's main reason for leaving was more likely the complete lack of support and interest on the part of EA towards the single player Ultima series.

Contributed on Jun 22, 2005 by Silverblade (1425)