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Top Scores: Video Games' Biggest IPOs

By Bloomberg Rankings, Marcus Chan and Amelia Hennighausen - 2014-03-05T20:03:43Z

Photograph by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis

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10. Broderbund Software

Value of IPO: $35.8 million

First day of trading: November 26, 1991

Market status: Acquired

Broderbund found big success with its best-selling "Myst" and "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego" games. But finding a way to repeat that success proved difficult for the California company. In 1998, Broderbund's payroll was cut and its operations restructured after it was acquired by Learning Co.