GameTek (FL), Inc.

Moby ID: 49

  • GameTek, Inc. (from 1987 to 1993-10)

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GameTek, 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.

Credited on 102 Games from 1988 to 1998

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Jeopardy! (1998 on Nintendo 64)
Wheel of Fortune (1997 on Nintendo 64)
AYSO Soccer '97 (1997 on DOS)
Jeopardy! Teen Tournament (1996 on Game Boy)
Mutant Penguins (1996 on DOS, Windows, Jaguar)
Frantic Flea (1996 on SNES)
Alien Incident (1996 on DOS)
CrossWorld 95 (1996 on Windows)
Jeopardy! Platinum Edition (1996 on Game Boy)
NET:Zone (1996 on DOS, Windows)
NFL '97 (1996 on SEGA Saturn)
Spud! (1996 on DOS, Windows)
Starball (1996 on DOS)
Surface Tension (1996 on DOS, Windows)
The Art of Fly Fishing: Volume One - Rivers of the British Isles (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x)
Frontier: First Encounters (1995 on DOS)
Brutal: Above the Claw (1995 on DOS, SEGA 32X)
Bureau 13 (1995 on DOS, Windows 3.x)
Cyberbykes: Shadow Racer VR (1995 on DOS)
Hellfire Zone (1995 on DOS)

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History +

July 28, 1998

Company is closed down.

December 4, 1997

Company files Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Some of the company's assets are acquired by Take 2 Interactive.

Trivia +

Their website used to be at

California office information (circa 1996):

GameTek Inc.

Three Harbor Drive

Suite 110

Sausalito, CA 94965

United States Phone: 415.289.0220

Fax: 415.289.0240

Tech Support Phone: 910.222.5190

Tech Support Fax: 910.229.1635

Florida office location (circa 1996):

GameTek Inc.

2999 NE 191 Street

North Miami Beach, Florida 33180

United States

Location and contact information in January 1995:

Gametek Inc.
2999 Northeast 191st Street, Suite 500
Aventura, FL 33180
Tel: 305-935-3995


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