Bruce Artwick formed the company called SubLogic in 1977. In 1978, the company released the flight simulator program he created, which Microsoft bought the rights to in 1981. Artwick left SubLogic in 1988.
Artwick went to the University of Illinois to study computer engineering but decided to obtain a degree in electrical engineering. He received a bachelor's degree in 1975 and a master's degree in 1976. He also became a pilot during his master's program.
Artwick formed the Bruce Artwick Organization in 1988. He continued to develop the flight simulator program and also developed a space simulator. He sold that company to Microsoft in 1995 but remained on as a consultant.