Times Square, New Year's Eve, 1982

Since 1982, First Star Software, Inc. has been developing, publishing and licensing interactive entertainment software. We’ve created numerous best selling and award winning titles including the Boulder Dash® and SPY vs SPY series of games. Several millions of units of each of the SPY vs SPY and Boulder Dash® series have been downloaded or sold throughout the world.

A small, privately owned company, First Star Software continues to be run by two of the original founders which we believe makes it the oldest interactive game publisher operating continuously under original management. We develop and/or co-publish games for SmartPhones, Tablets, Smart TVs, Computers, Consoles and Hand-Helds working with development and co-publishing partners in creating new sequels or ports of our back catalog to the latest and most popular platforms.

Towards the end of June, 2017, we assigned all intellectual property rights pertaining to Boulder Dash® to BBG Entertainment. If you’re interested in publishing or acquiring one or more of our intellectual properties, please contact us at

Distribution, co-publishing partners or licensees include, or have included, companies such as: Nintendo, Sega, Electronic Arts, Chillingo/EA Mobile, Motorola, Big Fish Games, Shockwave, Zylom/Real Networks, SPIL, DotEmu, Square Enix/Eidos, Indiagames, Radio Shack, Parker Brothers, JVC, Polarbit, Reef Entertainment, Teyon, WildTangent; HeroCraft, TapStar Interactive and Robots & Pencils.

Within 18 months of the company’s inception, Warner Software, Inc., a Warner Communications company, acquired a fifty percent ownership in First Star Software. (Warner Software no longer retains an equity position.)

In the company's formative years management focused heavily on the development and publishing of its own IP (Astro Chase™, BOiNG! ™, Boulder Dash®, Bristles™, Flip & Flop™, Millemium Warriors™; Omnicron Conspiracy™; Panic Button™; Rent Wars™; Security Alert™; and, U.S. Adventure™) often licensing rights to First Star Software's titles to third parties, particularly in Europe and Japan.
Copyright © 1982-2017 First Star Software, Inc.