The company, in its present form, resulted from the merger of Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. and MicroProse, Inc. in December 1993. Separately, each company was an important player in its own right-Spectrum HoloByte with its popular air combat simulations such as Falcon, MicroProse with its acclaimed simulation games, including F-15 Strike Eagle and Grand Prix/World Circuit, and its award-winning strategy games. Spectrum HoloByte is now one of the world's foremost publishers of PC entertainment software.
MicroProse, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for use on CD-ROM-based personal computers under the MicroProse brand name. The company is also developing software for use on next generation 32/64-bit console machines, the Internet and online gaming services. The company has five development studios located in Alameda, California; Hunt Valley, Maryland; Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Chipping Sodbury, England. Products are available nationally and internationally through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants.
MicroProse excels in technologies such as 3-D simulation, artificial game intelligence and networked gameplay capabilities increasingly critical to PC entertainment software as well as next-generation game console software.
Acquired by Hasbro in 1998.
Games released under MicroProse
- Civilization II
- F-15 Strike Eagle
- F-19 Stealth Fighter
- M1 Tank Platoon
- Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
- Railroad Tycoon
- X-Com UFO Defense