User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Shaun Southern

Also Known As

  • S. Southern

Game Credits

Design

Supercars International (1996)   (Design)
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge (1992)   (A Game by)
Supercars II (1991)   (By)
Supercars (1990)   (Concept)
Super Scramble Simulator (1989)   (Concept)
Lazer Wheel (1986)   (Original Program on C64)
P.O.D.: Proof of Destruction (1986)   (By)
Trailblazer (1986)   (Originally created by)
Hero of the Golden Talisman (1985)   (Idea by)
Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator (1985)   (Based on the Commodore 64 Kikstart by)
 

Programming/Engineering

Diary Girl: Organize, Chat, Play Everyday (2008)   (Programming)
Top Trumps: Doctor Who (2008)   (Programming)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)   (Programmers)
Mobil 1 Rally Championship (1999)   (Programming Director)
International Rally Championship (1997)   (Programming)
Network Q RAC Rally Championship (1996)   (Programming)
Supercars International (1996)   (Programming)
Kid Chaos (1994)   (Program)
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (1991)   (Programming by)
Supercars II (1991)   (Programming)
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (1990)   (Programming by)
Supercars (1990)   (Programming)
Super Scramble Simulator (1989)   (Programmed by)
Arthur Noid (1988)   (Written by)
Humm-Dinger (1988)   (Programmed by)
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II (1987)   (By)
Kikstart 2 (1987)   (Programming by)
Jetbrix (1986)   (By)
Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator (1986)   (Written by)
Lazer Wheel (1986)   (Programmed by)
P.O.D.: Proof of Destruction (1986)   (Written by)
Trailblazer (1986)   (Written by)
Hero of the Golden Talisman (1985)   (Author)
Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator (1985)   (Programmer)
Olympic Skier (1985)   (Written for the 16 by)
Speed King (1985)   (By)
Tutti Frutti (1985)   (By)
AD Infinitum (1984)   (This program was written by)
Duck Shoot (1984)   (Written by)
Kwazy Kwaks (1984)   (By)
Pacmania (1983)   (By)
 

Audio

Kid Chaos (1994)   (Sound Effects)
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (1991)   (Music by)
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (1990)   (Music by)
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II (1987)   (Music)
Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator (1985)   (Music by)
 

Thanks

Chromadrome (2004)   (Additional thanks to)
 


Developer Biography

Shaun started writing games in 1983 and went on to write some memorable games for both the 8- and 16- bit eras. Stand out titles include Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator, P.O.D.: Proof of Destruction, Trailblazer, Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II, Super Cars and the Lotus series of games amongst many others.

As part of Magnetic Fields he went on to write the titles Network Q RAC Rally Championship, International Rally Championship and Rally Championship. For these titles he was responsible for all the game play, 3D engine and track editors.

Shaun joined Warthog Plc in 2003 and worked on Looney Tunes: Back in Action for the PS2 and GameCube and also Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt for the PS2, GameCube and Xbox.

Following the acquirement of the studio by Gizmondo, Shaun wrote an all-new version of his C64 classic Trailblazer which was released as a launch title for the unit. This was followed up by POD: Point of Destruction. Shaun was also working on two further titles for the Gizmondo unit due for release before the end of 2005.

In 2008 he is with Team 3 Games Limited.

Shaun is proficient in C/C++, Windows / DirectX / Direct3d / OpenGL coding, Assembly languages (6502 680x0 80x86) and the following packages amongst others - Visual Studio / Embedded Visual C / Photoshop / Premiere / Alienbrain / SourceSafe / Word / Excel.

Last updated: Aug 24, 2008