March 13th, 1999:
> Mr. Berlyn, would you be willing to write a little biographical blurb
> about yourself for MobyGames?
Michael Berlyn has been designing and coding games since 1979, when he bought his first computer, an Apple ][, to help his novel writing. Someone showed him the Colossal Cave Adventure and he has never looked back. He is the author of too-many products and four novels. He currently owns a small publishing company, Cascade Mountain Publishing, in Oregon.
His next product, Chameleon, is a unique blend of novel and interactive fiction, which has been years in the making. His long-time collaborator,
Muffy McClung Berlyn, is co-designer/co-author on this product. It is due out in the fall of 1999.
Oo-Topos, Sentient Software
Cyborg, Sentient Software
Gold Rush, Sentient Software
Congo, Sentient Software
Fooblitzky (with others), Infocom
Tass Times in Tonetown, Activision
Dr. Dumont's Wild Parti (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), First Row Software
Altered Destiny, Accolade
Snoopy's Game Club (with Gene Smith), Accolade
Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Accolade
Motile, Starcore, Newton
Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet, Accolade
Zork: The Undiscovered Undergound (with Marc Blank), Activision
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), Cascade Mountain Publishing. (Greatly expanded and revised)
WriteIdea, Self published, Macintosh
Newton Utilities (with Marc Blank), Starcore, Newton
The Integrated Man, Bantam Books
Crystal Phoenix, Bantam Books
Blight, Ace Books
The Eternal Enemy, Wm. Morrow
Also Known As
- Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1999), Cascade Mountain Publishing
- Syphon Filter (1999), 989 Studios
- Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (1997),
- Bubsy 3D (1996), Accolade, Inc.
- Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993), Accolade, Inc.
- Snoopy's Game Club (1992), Accolade, Inc.
- Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. (1991), Accolade, Inc.
- Altered Destiny (1990), Accolade, Inc.
- Les Manley in: Search for the King (1990), Accolade, Inc.
- Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick (1989), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1988), First Row Software Publishing, Inc.
- Oo-Topos (1986), Polarware
- Tass Times in Tonetown (1986), Activision, Inc.
- Fooblitzky (1985), Infocom, Inc.
- Cutthroats (1984), Infocom, Inc.
- Infidel (1983), Infocom, Inc.
- Suspended (1983), Infocom, Inc.
- Cyborg (1982), Softsmith Corporation