Bob Bates and Mike Verdu founded Legend Entertainment in 1989 and published seven text-adventure games, including Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting trilogy and two adaptations of Frederik Pohl's Gateway stories. In 1993 it switched to graphic adventure games, in 1995 it stopped publishing software and concentrated on game development, in 1998 it was acquired by GT Interactive, which itself was acquired by Infogrames. Infogrames later acquired Atari and assumed its name.
Atari shut down Legend in 2004.
Interactive Fiction Games
- Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls (Steve Meretzky; 1990).
- Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance (Steve Meretzky; 1991).
- Timequest (Bob Bates; 1991).
- Frederik Pohl's Gateway (Mike Verdu, Michael Lindner, and Glen Dahlgren; 1992).
- Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (Steve Meretzky; 1992).
- Eric the Unready (Bob Bates; 1993).
- Gateway II: Homeworld (Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren; 1993).
Other Adventure Games
- Companions of Xanth (Michael Lindner; 1993).
- Death Gate (Glen Dahlgren; 1994).
- Superhero League of Hoboken (Steve Meretzky; 1994).
- Mission Critical (Mike Verdu; 1995).
- Shannara (Corey Cole and Lori Ann Cole?; 1995).
- Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Josh Mandel; 1997).
- John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles (1998).
- Adventureland's listing of Legend's adventure games.
- Cardinal Points 2: Legend Entertainment - article by Karl Parakenings, May 2006.