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Gray Matter Inc.

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Gray Matter Inc.
IndustryVideo games
Founded 📆1985
Founders 👔Chris Gray
Headquarters 🏙️Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
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Gray Matter Inc. was a Canadian video game development company founded in 1985 by Chris Gray in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Chris, driven by the success of his video game Infiltrator, published by Mindscape, ventured on his own to create his own company. He established Gray Matter Inc. as a division of Chris Gray Enterprises Inc. It was located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Chris Gray got his start in the video game industry by co-developing the smash-hit Boulder Dash for the Atari 8-bit in 1984. In 1988, a sister company was created, Imagexcel. Imagexcel along with Gray Matter created Techno Cop and The Ultimate Ride. The two companies parted ways in 1994. Gray Matter Inc. closed down in 1997[1][2] soon after the releases of Perfect Weapon and The Crow: City of Angels, both failures.

Games developed[edit]

Chris Gray Enterprises Inc.[edit]

Title Release date Platform(s)
Whirlinurd 1985 Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit
Infiltrator 1986 Commodore 64, Apple II
Infiltrator Part II: The Next Day 1987 Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS (1988), NES (1989)
Captain Planet and The Planeteers 1991 NES

Gray Matter Inc.[edit]

Title Release date Platform(s) Notes
Technocop 1988 Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amiga (1989), Genesis (1990) Co-developed with Imagexcel
Road Raider 1988 Amiga, Atari ST aka Motor Massacre in Europe
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun 1989 Amiga
The Ultimate Ride 1990 Amiga Co-developed with Imagexcel
Mad Max July 1990 NES design by Gray Matter
Dirty Harry Dec 14, 1990 NES
James Bond Jr. Oct 1992 SNES
The Incredible Crash Dummies Oct 1993 SNES
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin Nov 3, 1993 Sega CD Cinema Animations by Gray Matter
B.O.B. June 1993 SNES
WWF King of the Ring Sep 1993 NES
Foes of Ali 1995 3D0
Phoenix 3 1995 3D0
The Terminator April 1993 SNES
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! Oct 1993 SNES
Wayne's World Feb 18, 1993 SNES
NHL All-Star Hockey 1995 Sega Saturn, Game Gear
Super R.B.I. Baseball June 1995 SNES
NBA Action 1996 Sega Saturn
Perfect Weapon November 21, 1996 PlayStation, MS-DOS
The Crow: City of Angels February 28, 1997 PlayStation, Sega Saturn, MS-DOS
The Condemned [3] unreleased PC Cancelled

See also[edit]

  • Imagexcel


  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-gray-12611a/
  2. "The Strategy Interview: Chris Grey, Enter Interactive". strategyonline. May 11, 1998. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  3. "The Condemned Preview". GameSpot. Jan 28, 1997. Retrieved October 25, 2018.

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