Synergistic Software was a video game developer based in Seattle. Founded in 1978, the company published some of the earliest available games and applications for the Apple II family of computers. They continued developing games for various platforms into the late 1990s.

Synergistic Software
IndustryVideo games
Founded1978; 46 years ago (1978)
FounderRobert Clardy
Ann Dickens Clardy
Defunct1999; 25 years ago (1999)
FatePurchased by Sierra On-Line
United States

History edit

Synergistic was founded in 1978 by Robert Clardy and Ann Dickens Clardy.[citation needed] They developed the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired Dungeon Campaign / Wilderness Campaign game, which was later expanded and repackaged as Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.

Synergistic also published a number of business applications, including a word processor and simple database program, called The Modifiable Database.[1]

Synergistic was acquired by Sierra On-Line in 1996. They maintained their identity as an independent development group within Sierra until the studio was closed on February 22, 1999.[2]

Software edit

Campaign-Adventure series

  1. Dungeon Campaign (1978)
  2. Wilderness Campaign (1979)
  3. Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure (1980)
  4. Apventure to Atlantis (1982)

World Builders engine series

  1. War in Middle Earth (1988)
  2. Spirit of Excalibur (1990)
  3. Vengeance of Excalibur (1991)
  4. Conan: The Cimmerian (1991)
  5. Warriors of Legend (1993)


  • Higher Text II (1980)
  • Data Reporter (1981)

Other games

References edit

  1. ^ Synergistic Software. "The Modifiable Database". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  2. ^ "Sierra Shuts Down Studios". 23 February 1999.

External links edit