One of the greatest video game companies ever. Seriously. They're right up there with Squaresoft. Almost all of their games were hits, and rightly so. They describe their games as Strategy Games for the Action-Game Player.

Epyx was founded in 1978 by Jon Freeman and originally called Automated Simulations. They grew to over 200 employees around 1986, but later filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They overcame bankruptcy, but finally disappeared around 1991.

Products:

Amiga:
California Games
California Games II
Omnicron Conspiracy
Purple Saturn Day
Winter Games

Apple II:
The Boulder Dash Construction Kit
California Games
Curse of Ra
Crush, Crumble & Chomp
The Datestones of Ryn
Destroyer
Dive Bomber
G.I. Joe
Hellfire Warrior
Jumpman
The Legend of Blacksilver
Morloc's Tower
Oil Barons
Print Magic
Robots of Dawn
The Sporting News Baseball
Temple Of Apshai

Atari 4/800:
The Boulder Dash Construction Kit

Apparantly Epyx actually created the Atari Lynx portable gaming unit but, due to financial difficulties, sold the rights to Atari. They created these unbelievable games for the
Atari Lynx:
Blue Lightning
California Games
Chip's Challenge
Electrocop
The Gates of Zendocon
Todd's Adventures in Slime World
Zarlor Mercenary

Atari ST:
The Boulder Dash Construction Kit
Death Sword
Impossible Mission II
Super Cycle

Atari 2600:
California Games
Summer Games
Winter Games

ColecoVision:
Escape From the Mindmaster
Gateway to Apshai
Jumpman Junior
Pitstop
Silicon Warrior
Summer Games
Temple of Apshai

Commodore 64:
Ballblazer
Barbie
The Boulder Dash Construction Kit
Breakdance
California Games
Championship Wrestling
Chip's Challenge
Chipwits
Coil Cop
Crush, Crumble & Chomp
Curse of Ra
Destroyer
Devon Aire
Dragonriders of Pern
[Fast Load Cartridge
Final Assault
Fire One
4x4 Off-Road Racing
Gateway to Apshai
G.I. Joe
Hot Wheels
Impossible Mission
Impossible Mission II
Jumpman
Jumpman Junior
L.A. Crackdown
Lunar Outpost
The Movie Monster Game
9 to 5 Typing
Pitstop
Pitstop II
Puzzle Panic
Quest for the Holy Grail
Robots of Dawn
Silicon Warrior
Street Sports Baseball
Street Sports Basketball
Street Sports Football
Summer Games
Summer Games II
Supercycle
Sword of Fargoal
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Winter Games
World Games
World Karate Championship
The World's Greatest Baseball Game
The World's Greatest Football Game

DOS:
Boulder Dash Construction Kit
California Games
California Games II
Chip's Challenge
Crush, Crumble & Chomp
Curse of Ra
Death Sword
Destroyer
Driller
Final Assault
4x4 Off-Road Racing
The Games: Summer Edition
The Games: Winter Edition
Impossible Mission II
Jumpman
L.A. Crackdown
Mind-Roll
Oil Barons
Omnicron Conspiracy
Pitstop II
Project Neptune
Purple Saturn Day
Rad Warrior
Revenge of Defender
Space Station Oblivion
Spiderbot
The Sporting News Baseball
Street Sports Baseball
Street Sports Basketball
Street Sports Soccer
Sub Battle Simulator
Summer Games II
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Winter Games
World Games
World Karate Championship
The World's Greatest Baseball Game

NES:
California Games
Impossible Mission II
Winter Games

Sega Genesis:
California Games
Todd's Adventures in Slime World

Sega Master System:
California Games

TRS-80:
Curse of Ra
Danger in Drindisti
Hellfire Warrior
Invasion Orion
Rescue At Rigel
Ricochet
Rogue
Star Warrior


Here's one of their slick-ass logos:
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