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Fabtek Inc. was a thriving video kit company founded in Bellevue, Washington, United States and started its operations there in 1987. Fabtek's name was derived from the initials of its founder Frank Ballouz (F.A.B.-tek), a former Atari and Nintendo of America executive who later also founded Irem America. Fabtek was known for licensing arcade games mostly from two manufacturers for distribution: Seibu Kaihatsu and TAD Corporation. Around 1990, Fabtek moved to Redmond, Washington and continued its business there until closing its business in 1999.
|Type||Video game distributor|
|Headquarters||Bellevue, Washington, U.S. (1987–1989) |
Redmond, Washington, U.S. (1990–1999)
|Frank Ballouz (president) |
Drew Maniscalco (national sales manager)
The Fabtek Inc. also worked, alongside Source Research & Development and Montague-Weston, on the "Workboy" a Game Boy accessory that could transform the Game Boy in to a portable workstation, which was planned for a summer 1992 release, but never materialized.
List of games distributed by FabtekEdit
Licensed from Seibu KaihatsuEdit
- Dead Angle (1988)
- Dynamite Duke (1989)
- Raiden (1990)
- Seibu Cup Soccer (1992)
- Zero Team USA (1993)
- Raiden II (1993)
- Raiden DX (1994)
- Viper Phase 1 (1995)
- Battle Balls (1996)
- Raiden Fighters (1996)
- Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive (1997)
- Raiden Fighters Jet (1998)
Licensed from TAD CorporationEdit
- "Gameroom magazine volume 22 pages 19-21 (September 2010)". Gameroom magazine. 22: 19–21. September 2010.
- Front side of Fabtek's Raiden arcade flyer, released in 1990.
- Game Zone magazine, issue 6, April 1992 (Pages 14-17)
- "WorkBoy: Lost Game Boy Add-on FOUND After 28 Years - Game History Secrets - YouTube". YouTube. 2020-12-26. Retrieved 2021-07-04.