Putt-Putt and friend.
by Woodinville Weekly staff
Putt-Putt has shifted gears to "vroom-vroom" following last week's acquisition by New York's GT Interactive, a stock deal pegged at around $76 million.
Humongous Entertainment, the Woodinville-based children's software company, will now have greater distribution and marketing leverage throughout the country's retail industry.
Started by Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert, Humongous began producing interactive educational software in 1992, and pulled in around $12 million in sales last year.
"Let's Explore the Jungle with Buzzy the Knowledge Bug" and "Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo" are two of the company's best-selling products, and "Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds" was named Consumer Product of the Year by the Washington Software Association.
Other honors include being named in "One of the six firms to watch in 1996" by USA Today and "25 cool companies" by Fortune.
Click here to read our February 26, 1996 business feature article about Humongous Entertainment.