Today's Question: What was the first ORIGINAL videogame to be published across more than a half-dozen different computers and game systems? for second entry to the grand prize drawing, who was the publisher?
Answer: Miner 2049'er by Big Ten Software!
(it was the ORIGINAL part that threw people!)
On to question number 8!
Miner 2049'er was programmed by Bill Hogue for Big Five
Software (who still has an active site at http://www.bigfivesoftware.com/
). While the game was licensed in conjunction with ICG (International Computer Group), it actually had a number of different publishers: for the Apple II, PC Booter, and Colecovision it was Micro Fun; for the Atari 2600 and the TI-99/4A it was Tigervision; for the Atari 8-bit and 5200 it was Big Five Software; for the C64 and VIC-20 it was Reston Software. (There's even a new version of the game for mobile phones that just came out in 2007.)