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Distinctive Software, Inc.

Moby ID: 24

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Distinctive Software, Inc. was founded by Don Mattrick and Jeff Sember in 1982. At least from 1988 until 1991 DSI resided in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). In 1991 the company was acquired by Electronic Arts and became EA Canada.

The company also had a porting division, Unlimited Software, founded by Don Mattrick in 1988, closely working together with the main company.

Credited on 40 Games from 1985 to 2024

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HardBall! + HardBall II (2024 on Windows)
Follow the Reader (1993 on DOS)
Mickey's 123's: The Big Surprise Party (1993 on Amiga, DOS)
NFL 94 (1993 on DOS)
Top Gun: Guts & Glory (1993 on Game Boy)
Mickey's ABC's: A Day at the Fair (1992 on DOS, Amiga)
NFL (1992 on DOS)
The Duel: Test Drive II (1992 on Genesis)
The Duel: Test Drive II (1992 on SNES)
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge (1991 on DOS, Amiga, NES...)
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Fast Tracks (1991 on Game Boy)
4-D Boxing (1991 on DOS, Amiga, Macintosh...)
Champions Forever Boxing (1991 on TurboGrafx-16)
Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure (1991 on DOS, Amiga)
Mario Andretti's Racing Challenge (1991 on DOS)
Mission: Impossible (1991 on DOS)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions (1991 on DOS)
The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness (1991 on DOS)
Top Gun: Danger Zone (1991 on DOS)
Stunts (1990 on DOS, Amiga, PC-98...)

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History +

1991

Sold to Electronic Arts for a reported $11 million. Under the terms of the sale, EA paid $785,000 in cash, with the balance in shares.

1982

Company founded by Don Mattrick and Jeff Sember.

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