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CommaVid, Inc.


CommaVid was a game developer/publisher based in Aurora, Illinois. The company was formed in 1981 by three Ph.D.'s from the computing and physical sciences: Irwin Gaines, John Bronstein and Joseph Biel, and began life as Computer Magic, Inc.

The company developed games for the Atari 2600 VCS. All of CommaVid's games are very rare. Their first release, a programming tool called MagiCard, was long considered to be the rarest Atari 2600 game ever made.

Like many companies of the era, CommaVid fell victim to the video game crash of 1983-84. In 2002, the rights to the CommaVid name were purchased by Digital Press/CGE, who subsequently released Rush Hour, a near-complete but previously unreleased CommaVid title.

Also Known As

  • Computer Magic, Inc. (from 1981 to 1981) -- Initial company name


Rush Hour(2003)
Cosmic Swarm(1982)
Mines of Minos(1982)
Room of Doom(1982)


Contact address while in business:

Box 3308
Fox Valley Center
Aurora, Illinois 60505

Their now defunct address for cartridge repair:

CommaVid Service Center
Box 3326
Fox Valley Center
Aurora, Illinois 60505

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