Western Technologies Inc.

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Western Technologies
Founded: 1982-08-11[1]
Defunct: 1997-10-27
Merged into: Wanderlust Interactive
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Western Technologies, Inc. was an American video game development tool designer and game developer, most notable for creating the pioneering Vectrex and Microvision systems.

In September 1994, the company opened a separate game development subdivision, Adrenalin Entertainment.[2]

Company

Founded around 1981 and officially incorporated on August 11, 1982[1], Western Technologies was an early pioneer in development tools for video game systems. Founded by American engineer Jay Smith (owner of Smith Engineering, a company consisting of only himself and used to patent his designs), Western Technologies first achieved success with their invention of the pioneering Vectrex and Microvision game systems, and additionally, found a niche developing audio applications and sound algorithms for early speech synthesis in a variety of software.

Initially, the company developed games for Western Technologies would later enter into a contract with Sega of America to produce portions of the Western development kit for the 16-bit Sega Mega Drive[3], and are also believed to have been responsible for production of the system's first-party light gun, the Sega Menacer.[3]

Western Technologies was acquired by Wanderlust Interactive in February 1997.

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