MichTron Corp.

Moby ID: 1608

  • Computer Shack

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Computer Shack (which later was renamed to Michtron), originally sold software for the TRS-80 Model I and Model III, both their own titles and from other software companies. They started in this market around 1980, and added the TRS-80 Color Computer in late 1982. They became quite popular due to their "Top 10" game lists (for both sets of platforms, starting in 1981 for the Model I and III, 1982 for the Color Computer), although there was some bias to their own in-house software.

As they grew in popularity, there was some legal pressure from Radio Shack to change the name, and this, coupled with their expansion into making software for other computer platforms (Atari ST, Amiga, etc.) caused them to legally change their name to Michtron on February 6, 1984.

Credited on 30 Games from 1980 to 1987

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Perfect Match (1987 on Atari ST)
Major Motion (1986 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Mission Mouse (1985 on Atari ST)
Rommel 3-D (1985 on Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo)
Tournament Tennis (1984 on DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Speed Racer (1984 on Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo)
Cashman (1983 on TRS-80 CoCo, Dragon 32/64)
Assault! (1983 on TRS-80)
Balloon Attack (1983 on TRS-80 CoCo)
Catalyst (1983 on TRS-80 CoCo)
Chopper Strike (1983 on TRS-80 CoCo)
Clash (1983 on TRS-80)
Digout (1983 on TRS-80)
Fury (1983 on Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo)
Gauntlet (1983 on TRS-80)
Intercept 4 (1983 on TRS-80 CoCo)
Mudpies (1983 on Atari ST, TRS-80 CoCo, Dragon 32/64)
Stronghold (1983 on TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo)
Time Bandit (1983 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Cyborg (1982 on TRS-80)

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History +

February 6th, 1984

Name change to Michtron.

February 6th, 1984

Changed company name from Computer Shack to Michtron.

Trivia +

Address (ca. 1983)

576 South Telegraph

Pontiac, Michigan 48053

(313) 334-5700



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