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Grand Slam: World Class Tennis

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MD5: b15ed319a0893807c3bfbab2c5659734
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This game works with: Mini vMac

What began as a basic tennis game in development at MacroMind acquired world-class ambitions when it caught the eye of one Tom Maremaa.

Maremaa, who was once a tennis pro, had the dream of creating the ultimate computer tennis game simulation. When he found a half-finished tennis game for the Macintosh he purchased the code, quit his job as product manager for a software publisher, and started Infinity Software in February 1986 with $20,000. He masterminded the completion of his program and then borrowed $30,000 more when the product, Grand Slam Tennis, was ready to market in July.

Business gospel notwithstanding, the gamble succeeded—sales took off and the game is now number three on the Macintosh best-seller list in the entertainment category. Infinity used the proceeds to finance more products, and now expects to do a million dollars' worth of business by the end of this year. Maremaa attributes Infinity's unusual success to having hot products, the right timing, and a talented team. The element of luck was there too. Infinity scored a major coup by beating out its tennis-game competitors and getting the market to itself by porting Grand Slam Tennis to the Amiga in time for the 1986 Christmas season.

  — MicroTimes


Architecture: 68k

Does not work on OS 9


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, June 11 - 9:47am

Was missing from internal server. Now replaced with a DiskCopy 4.2 image

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by Slik - 2010, June 13 - 8:59pm

Runs nicely in 6.0.8 in Mini vMac, if I slow it all the way down.