Developer BiographyTroy A. Lyndon is the former Chairman and CEO of Left Behind Games Inc. He is most well-known as the original team leader of the first 3D John Madden Football games which has gone on to become a billion dollar brand for Electronic Arts.
Mr. Lyndon is also a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Inc. Magazine, Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young. Having written his first computer game professionally at the age of 13, Mr. Lyndon has over 28 years of experience in the management and development of game and multimedia software, including Batman, Defender of the Crown and Street Fighter. During a 5 year stint with the Jesus Film Project, he also served other ministries and Christian publishers, including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Tyndale and Biblesoft, in the development of multimedia presentations, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and retail products.
Branching out on his own, Lyndon signed a 15 title deal with Capcom to bring numerous coin-op games home to the Commodore 64 and new IBM PC platforms. Games included Street Fighter, Sarge, Speed Rumbler, Hat Trick, 1942, Bionic Commando, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Side Arms, and Tiger Road. Obviously more work than one could do, Lyndon became the co-founder of Pacific Dataworks International with Christopher T. Riggs.
Seeking greater satisfaction by creating original games, Lyndon then sought out to create original games with co-developer, Michael Knox. The two signed an agreement with DataEast to develop ABC's Monday Night Football and Dream Team Basketball for the PC. Monday Night Football was recognized as one of the best sports games of the year by nomination from the Software Publishers' Association, and it featured two innovative firsts never before seen in PC games including support for every graphics card (Hercules Monochrome, CGA, EGA, VGA and 256 color VGA color modes) and it was only the second PC game to include digitized audio that could play through the PC's internal speaker.
From December 1993 to February 1997, he served as CEO of Studio Arts Multimedia, Inc. where he managed and developed multiple million dollar plus video game projects. From December 1988 to October 1993, Mr. Lyndon served as President of Park Place Productions, which became North America's largest independent developer of video games, where he managed operations, including the publication and/or development for more than 50 computer and video game projects and 5 profitable divisions.
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