Western Technologies Inc.
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|Merged into: Wanderlust Interactive|
|Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States|
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Founded around 1981 and officially incorporated on August 11, 1982, 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, and are also believed to have been responsible for production of the system's first-party light gun, the Sega Menacer.
Western Technologies was acquired by Wanderlust Interactive in February 1997.
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