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Evryware

Overview

Evryware was a development company founded by brothers Dave and Barry Murry who had been creating computer games together since 1979.

Their first game was Sierra Championship Boxing.

Overview

Evryware started by creating several games in the early 1980's for the then popular CPM home computers. These games used alphanumeric characters in various combinations to create rough graphics.They switched to the IBM PC when it was first released. Their first PC game was Sierra Championship Boxing, which featured ground-breaking animation for the time.

Under Broaderbund, Evryware created the Ancient Art of War trilogy based upon the book of war by Sun Tzu. The trilogy earned numerous awards and some consider it the basis for many strategy games today.

Evryware created the darkly themed Manhunter New York, (Sierra) The popularity of this game prompted them to come out with the sequel Manhunter San Francisco. The Manhunter series was known for its "real-world" locations and unique game play. Manhunter: New York won the 1988 Game of the Year award.

In the Early 90’s Evryware created Spacekids published by Microprose. This was one of the first games featuring full screen psudo 3D animation, full audio dialog and automatic adjusting game play – if several failed attempts are made, the task became easier. Next came Space Dude. A game targeted for pre-teens and published by Formgen.

Then came Pyrosaurus. This was one of the first on-line games. It featured fire breathing dinosaurs that the player trained. The player would assemble a “team” of his best dinosaurs and send them out to attack other player’s teams. Evryware developed a unique rendering engine for this game that seamlessly deformed the source image to produce very realistic dinosaur movements.

Since then, Evryware has concentrated on the internet but has kept up with current game technology. They recently created a small online game (Little Yellow Town) for the Rickie Lee Jones web site.

(Source: Evryware web site)

All Overviews

Evryware was a development company founded by brothers Dave and Barry Murry who had been creating computer games together since 1979.

Their first game was Sierra Championship Boxing.

Contributed by Brian Hirt (10014) on Mar 01, 1999. [revised by : Jeanne (75601)].



Evryware started by creating several games in the early 1980's for the then popular CPM home computers. These games used alphanumeric characters in various combinations to create rough graphics.They switched to the IBM PC when it was first released. Their first PC game was Sierra Championship Boxing, which featured ground-breaking animation for the time.

Under Broaderbund, Evryware created the Ancient Art of War trilogy based upon the book of war by Sun Tzu. The trilogy earned numerous awards and some consider it the basis for many strategy games today.

Evryware created the darkly themed Manhunter New York, (Sierra) The popularity of this game prompted them to come out with the sequel Manhunter San Francisco. The Manhunter series was known for its "real-world" locations and unique game play. Manhunter: New York won the 1988 Game of the Year award.

In the Early 90’s Evryware created Spacekids published by Microprose. This was one of the first games featuring full screen psudo 3D animation, full audio dialog and automatic adjusting game play – if several failed attempts are made, the task became easier. Next came Space Dude. A game targeted for pre-teens and published by Formgen.

Then came Pyrosaurus. This was one of the first on-line games. It featured fire breathing dinosaurs that the player trained. The player would assemble a “team” of his best dinosaurs and send them out to attack other player’s teams. Evryware developed a unique rendering engine for this game that seamlessly deformed the source image to produce very realistic dinosaur movements.

Since then, Evryware has concentrated on the internet but has kept up with current game technology. They recently created a small online game (Little Yellow Town) for the Rickie Lee Jones web site.

(Source: Evryware web site)

Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Jul 06, 2003.