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ShareData Inc.
7400 W. Detroit St., C-170
Chandler, AZ 85226
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Richard Frick was appointed vice president of ShareData in 1989. Frick would be responsible for developing new recreational software titles. Richard had previously worked at Tengen developing unlicensed Nintendo games; in early ’90 he would leave to form his own company American Video Entertainment.

ShareData had produced a large line of game show titles for PC, C64, and Apple ][. Some of the titles that Share Data had produced included Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Classic Concentration, and Card Sharks. Eventually ShareData had lost the rights to produce these games. Around this time, ShareData observed the potential market in producing Nintendo games. ShareData’s luck in the computer market was slowly diminishing, and the Nintendo market was rapidly increasing.

In late ’91, ShareData decided to close their American Game Cartridges subsidiary. ShareData went on for a few more years but in 1993 they filed for bankruptcy. In 1995 ShareData merged with Aztoré which is where they are today.