subLOGIC

subLOGIC Corporation (at one time subLOGIC Communications Corp.)[1] is an American software development company. It was formed in 1977 by Bruce Artwick, and incorporated in 1978 by Bruce's partner Stu Moment.[2] subLOGIC created the flight simulation program FS1 for the Apple II in 1980, followed by the more popular and widely ported Flight Simulator II in 1984, and Jet the next year.

subLogic
Corporation
IndustryVideo games
FoundedOctober 1977 (1977-10)
FoundersBruce Artwick
Stu Moment
HeadquartersUrbana-Champaign
ProductsFlight Simulator II
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Jet
Night Mission Pinball
Websitewww.sublogiccorp.com

In 1982, Flight Simulator was licensed to Microsoft, and through 2006 Microsoft released major updates to Microsoft Flight Simulator[3] approximately every three years. A new version has since been announced, but whether it will be based on the old series is still unknown.

The company produced software other than flight simulators, including children's educational software,[1] 3D graphics software for CP/M,[4] the A2-3D1 animation library for the Apple II,[5] the X-1 video card and 3D graphics software for the PC,[6] and Night Mission Pinball (1982) which was originally for the Apple II and ported to the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS.[7]

subLOGIC denouement

Bruce Artwick left subLOGIC to form the Bruce Artwick Organization, which was taken over by Microsoft and Tony Garcia in December 1995.

SubLOGIC continued under the ownership of Stu Moment, who produced Flight Assignment: A.T.P., which specialised in simulating passenger airliners. It used a scoring method to determine the performance of the user. SubLOGIC began a new flight simulator, but in late 1995 was acquired by Sierra,[8] who completed the program and released it as Pro Pilot. Moment continues to run the present subLOGIC Corporation as a generic simulation company, in addition to being an airshow display pilot with his Classic Airshow company.

See also

References

  1. "Good News for Kids..." Compute! (advertisement). August 1982. p. 25. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. "Base History". subLogic. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  3. Flight Simulator History - The Story
  4. "The subLOGIC FS1 Flight Simulator is just one application of our fine graphic software. Other applications can be yours!". BYTE. July 1980. p. 214.
  5. "Animation for the Apple II". BYTE (advertisement). October 1980. p. 26. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. "High-Speed Animation on Your IBM PC!". BYTE (advertisement). September 1986. p. 207.
  7. Kaiser, Erde. "Night mission pinball". The House of Games .net.
  8. Sherman, Christopher (February 1996). "Movers & Shakers". Next Generation. No. 14. Imagine Media. p. 25.
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