Infocom was an American software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that produced numerous works of interactive fiction. They also produced a business application, a relational database called Cornerstone.[3]

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Infocom
IndustryVideo games
FoundedJune 22, 1979 (1979-06-22)
Founders
DefunctClosed on May 5, 1989 (1989-05-05).[1]
FateMerged into Activision on 13 June 1986.[2]
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts
Key people
Joel Berez (president, CEO)
ProductsZork
Deadline
Planetfall
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Mind Forever Voyaging
Leather Goddesses of Phobos
ParentActivision
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Infocom was founded on June 22, 1979, by staff and students of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and lasted as an independent company until 1986, when it was bought by Activision. Activision shut down the Infocom division in 1989, although they released some titles in the 1990s under the Infocom Zork brand. Activision abandoned the Infocom trademark in 2002.