|Founded||October 1, 1979|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Other Names||Activision Japan
Activision was founded by former Atari programmers who wanted to be treated better for designing games. The company began producing console games for the Atari 2600. In July 9, 2008, Activision was acquired by Vivendi Games and was renamed to Activision Blizzard. The name was chosen to show up higher on a list of game developers over Atari.
The company also had a Japanese division to publish games in Japan. It was simply called Activision Japan (アクティビジョン・ジャパン株式会社).
Most of the time, Activision used its own sound programmers.
Glyn Anderson and Michael Latham programmed OmniMusic. The driver appears to be MIDI-based, based on the off-timing of notes in various songs.
For Activision's NES development, Glyn Anderson created a sound driver that used many various instruments extracted from various files. Russell Lieblich, Matthew Berardo, Pete Mokris and Richard Miles Boogar are the ones who carried Glyn Anderson's sound driver.
These composers and arrangers worked at Activision:
- Alex DeMeo
- Chris Teslak
- David Crane
- Mark Van Hecke
- Matthew Berardo
- Russell Lieblich - Composer.
- Glyn Anderson - Sound programmer.
- David Thiel
- Richard Miles Boogar
- Pete Mokris
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