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The Software Toolworks, Inc.


The Software Toolworks started in 1980 as a publisher of software for Heath/Zenith personal computers. Early products included MYCHESS, The Original Adventure, and the C/80 C compiler for CP/M. In 1994, The Software Toolworks acquired Mindscape, setting it up as its development studio.

The company is best known for their chess games and educational Mario titles. The Toolworks also created the Miracle Piano Teaching System.

The Software Toolworks is now a part of The Learning Company.

Also Known As

  • Software Country (from 1980 to 1986)


Mario's Early Years: CD-ROM Collection(1995)
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top (1994)
Mario's Time Machine(1994)
Software Toolworks CD ROM Challenge Pack III, The(1994)
Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun(1994)
Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers(1994)
Space Shuttle(1994)
Ultimate Domain(1994)
Maniac Sports(1994)
NCAA Football(1994)
Evasive Action(1994)
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! for Kids(1994)
Software Toolworks Adventure Pack, The(1993)
Chessmaster 4000 Turbo, The(1993)
Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess, The(1993)
Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters(1993)
Capitol Hill(1993)
Mario's Time Machine(1993)
Software Toolworks Game Pack III, The(1993)
LucasArts Mac CD Game Pack(1993)
LucasArts Mac CD Game Pack II(1993)
Software Toolworks CD ROM Challenge Pack, The(1993)
Secret of Monkey Island, The(1992)
Mario is Missing!(1992)
Ultima I-VI Series(1992)
Big Deal, the(1991)
Wing Commander & Ultima VI: The False Prophet(1991)
Chessmaster 3000, The(1991)
Game Pak I(1991)
Software Toolworks CD Game Pack II, The(1991)
Life & Death II: The Brain(1990)
Miracle Piano Teaching System, The(1990)
Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon, The(1990)
Chessmaster, The(1989)
Cribbage King / Gin King(1989)
Software Toolworks CD Game Pack, The(1989)
Beyond the Black Hole(1989)
HeadStart Fun Pac(1989)
Bruce Lee Lives(1989)
Hunt for Red October, The(1988)
Life & Death(1988)
Fidelity Chessmaster 2100, The(1988)
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!(1987)
Chessmaster 2000, The(1986)
Golden Oldies: Volume 1 - Computer Software Classics(1985)

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Company address (ca 1988):

One Toolworks Plaza
13557 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
Phone #: (818) 907-6789

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