ORIGIN Systems, Inc.

Overview

Origin Systems was founded by Richard Garriott in 1983, after disputes with publisher Sierra On-Line over the publishing of Ultima II. He then decided that he wanted to create his own company that would publish his games.

The company has become well known for their Ultima, Wing Commander, and Privateer game franchises. Acquired by Electronic Arts in 1992, Origin began working on internet-only software, with the Ultima Online series becoming one of the most popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing (MMORPG) series of all time.

Richard Garriott left the company after Electronic Arts cancelled one of his development projects in the year 2000.

Games

Complete Ultima VII, The(2013)
Wing Commander 1+2(2011)
Ultima Online: Samurai Empire(2004)
Ultima Online: Age of Shadows(2003)
Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn's Revenge(2002)
Ultima Online: Third Dawn(2001)
Ultima Online: Renaissance(2000)
Ultima IX: Ascension(1999)
Wing Commander: Secret Ops(1998)
Zero Pilot: Ginyoku no Senshi(1998)
Ultima Online: The Second Age(1998)
Ultima Online(1997)
Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow - Gold(1997)
Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow 2(1997)
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Deluxe)(1997)
Wing Commander: Prophecy(1997)
Crusader Collection(1997)
Crusader: No Regret(1996)
Abuse(1996)
Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow(1996)
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom(1996)
Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga(1996)
Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow (Limited Edition)(1996)
Transland(1996)
Pagan: Ultima VIII(1995)
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening (Demo Version)(1995)
Ultima: Kyōryū Teikoku(1995)
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening(1995)
Crusader: No Remorse(1995)
BioForge(1995)
Wings of Glory(1995)
Metal Morph(1994)
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions & The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade(1994)
System Shock(1994)
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger(1994)
Ultima: The Black Gate(1994)
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)(1994)
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (Premiere Pack)(1994)
Pagan: Ultima VIII(1994)
Super Wing Commander(1994)
Wing Commander: Armada(1994)
Wing Commander / Wing Commander II (Special CD-ROM Edition)(1994)
Privateer: Righteous Fire(1994)
Strike Commander and Wing Commander: Privateer TwinPack(1994)
Pacific Strike(1994)
Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack(1994)
Ultima: Runes of Virtue II(1993)
ShadowCaster (Demo Version)(1993)
Strike Commander: Speech Pack(1993)
Wing Commander Academy(1993)

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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

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