Saturday, August 3, 2019

Gaming Ads: SubLogic and Suncom Technologies

Established in 1977 by Bruce Artwick and incorporated in 1978 by his friend Stu Moment, SubLogic's first game was Flight Simulator 1 for the TRS-80 and Apple computers. Flight simulators are what the company became known for as it went on to develop Microsoft's Flight Simulator, its sequel, and numerous scenery add-ons for the series. Artwick held the rights to Flight Simulator when he left SubLogic in 1988 to form a new company with Microsoft acquiring his company along with the rights to the game in 1995. Also in 1995, Sierra purchased SubLogic and shortly after that I'd say the company was dissolved. However, there is a SubLogic website that says it was re-established in 1998, though the last update on the site is from 2017.

SubLogic was based in Illinois just as Suncom Technologies was. Although Suncom did not make games, it did make joysticks for flight simulators among other controllers. I cannot locate anything else about the company; my best guess is that it was in business from the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s. There are a couple companies called Suncom in business today but those are not related.

SubLogic albums: Facebook - Google Photos
Suncom Technologies albums: Facebook - Google Photos

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