ShareData, Inc.

Moby ID: 500

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(Re)Publisher of low-cost software in the 1980s.

Credited on 20 Games from 1986 to 1990

Avoid the Noid (1989 on DOS, Commodore 64)
Classic Concentration: 2nd Edition (1989 on DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64)
The All New Family Feud (1989 on DOS, Commodore 64)
Wipeout (1989 on Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS)
Card Sharks (1988 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II)
Classic Concentration (1988 on DOS, NES, Commodore 64...)
Jeopardy!: New Sports Edition (1988 on Apple II, DOS, Commodore 64)
Jeopardy!: Second Edition (1988 on DOS, Commodore 64)
Wheel of Fortune: New 3rd Edition (1988 on Commodore 64, DOS, Apple II)
Wheel of Fortune: New Second Edition (1988 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II)
Dell Crossword Puzzles: Volume III (1987 on DOS, Commodore 64)
Jeopardy! (1987 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II)
Racing Simulation Games (1987 on Commodore 64)
Wheel of Fortune (1987 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II...)
Awesome Earl in SkateRock (1986 on DOS, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC)
Chiller (1986 on NES, Arcade)
Starquake (1985 on DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Family Feud (1985 on DOS, Commodore 64, Coleco Adam...)
Championship Blackjack (1982 on DOS)
Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess (1980 on PC Booter, Commodore 64, Apple II...)

History +


ShareData becomes part of Aztoré Holdings, a company specializing in bankruptcy reorganizations based in Arizona


company files for bankruptcy


ShareData closes their American Game Cartridges subsidiary


Richard Frick appointed as Vice-President

Trivia +

Green Valley Publishing released some games for pre-Macintosh Apple II, IIC and IIE on 5 1/4" diskettes marked with bright labels of aluminum foil.

One disc (ZAG-0587-3.5) was named 'Chess Champion' and contained two games, Chess and Cribbage, the last one being a rudimentary card game which I never managed to understand.

Another (ZAG-0583-3.5) was called 'Lady Luck' and had 'Towers of Hanoi' and 'Casino' on it. The first one was a very simple puzzle game, Casino was rudimentary blackjack.

I clearly remember loading of Chess (the only one I played seriously) took several minutes on my Apple IIC. Graphics were monochrome (green) and each turn took at least 10 seconds to be completed. It wasn't very Kasparov either, because I managed to win often - and I'm a louse chess player.

Both games were released in 1985 and had the name and logo (a flatend globe) of ShareData on it and a disclaimer (Green Valley Publishing. A division of ShareData Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55344)

The manual was basic ("SOFTWARE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS turn off machine insert in diskdrive Turn on Machine". You had to do this quite a few times because the Apple II was notorious for stalling while loading.


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