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MECC was founded by the State of Minnesota in 1973 to provide mainframe computer time-sharing service to Minnesota schools and to promote the use of computers in education. After identifying the need for schools to obtain high-quality software at cost-effective prices, MECC designed the first software Membership program in 1980. As a result, schools nationwide began buying MECC products and services. In 1985, MECC became a public corporation, wholly owned by the State of Minnesota. As the next step in the plan to make MECC a fully independent entity, in January 1991, the company was purchased by North American Fund II, a specialty acquisition fund committed to the growth of companies with high potential. In March 1994, MECC became a public corporation. Two years later it was purchased by [[SoftKey]] International, and is now an important part of the largest educational software company in the world.  
 
MECC was founded by the State of Minnesota in 1973 to provide mainframe computer time-sharing service to Minnesota schools and to promote the use of computers in education. After identifying the need for schools to obtain high-quality software at cost-effective prices, MECC designed the first software Membership program in 1980. As a result, schools nationwide began buying MECC products and services. In 1985, MECC became a public corporation, wholly owned by the State of Minnesota. As the next step in the plan to make MECC a fully independent entity, in January 1991, the company was purchased by North American Fund II, a specialty acquisition fund committed to the growth of companies with high potential. In March 1994, MECC became a public corporation. Two years later it was purchased by [[SoftKey]] International, and is now an important part of the largest educational software company in the world.  
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Since it first offered home software in 1985, MECC now has more than 20 home software products available for Macintosh - and MS-DOS - & Windows-compatible computers in disk-based and CD-ROM formats. Recent product announcements include the following titles for home and school: Oregon Trail® II; Africa Trail; MayaQuest®; Opening Night; and Math Munchers Deluxe. All of these titles are designed for Windows® 95.  
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Since it first offered home software in 1985, MECC now has more than 20 home software products available for Macintosh - and MS-DOS - & Windows-compatible computers in disk-based and CD-ROM formats. Recent product announcements include the following titles for home and school: [[Oregon Trail II]]; [[Africa Trail]]; [[MayaQuest]]; [[Opening Night]]; and Math Munchers Deluxe. All of these titles are designed for [[Windows 95]].  
    
=MECC Titles=
 
=MECC Titles=
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* [[Oregon Trail II]]
 
* [[Oregon Trail II]]
 
* [[The Yukon Trail]]
 
* [[The Yukon Trail]]
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* [[The Amazon Trail]]
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* [[Amazon Trail II]]
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* [[Africa Trail]]
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* [[MayaQuest]]
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* [[Explore Yellowstone]]
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* [[DinoPark Tycoon]]
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* [[Opening Night]]
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* [[Storybook Weaver]]
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* [[Storybook Weaver Deluxe]]
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* [[Math Munchers Deluxe]]
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* [[Science Sleuths]]
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* [[The Art Lesson]]
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* [[Odell Down Under]]
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* [[Super Munchers]]
    
=See Also=
 
=See Also=
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[[Category:Games]]
   
[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Companies]]