Creator / ICOM Simulations
ICOM Simulations, Inc. was a video game company founded in 1981 by Tod Zipnick as TMQ Software. The company's best-known products were the MacVenture adventure games originally developed for the black-and-white Apple Macintosh
. When the company started developing for video game consoles in the early 1990s (after Kemco ported several MacVenture games to the Nintendo Entertainment System
), it was one of the few non-Japanese companies to embrace the TurboGrafx-16
as its system of choice, though their Full Motion Video
games would spread to other platforms.
In 1993, two years after Zipnick's death, Viacom bought the company and renamed it to Viacom New Media. The company was subsequently renamed to Rabid Entertainment before being shut down in early 1998. The rights to the old ICOM games then passed to Infinite Ventures, a company started by former ICOM employee Eugene Evans. Infinite Ventures closed down around 2008, but was succeeded in 2012 by Zojoi, a new company formed by ex-MacVenture developers David Marsh & Karl Roelofs.
Not to be confused with Infocom
Games developed as ICOM Simulations:
Games developed as Viacom New Media/Rabid Entertainment:
- Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity
- Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage
- Club Dead
- Nickelodeon GUTS
- Phantom 2040
- Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day