Mel Croucher

Game Credits

Production

Deus Ex Machina (1984)   (Directed by)
My Name is Uncle Groucho You Win a Fat Cigar (1983)   (Produced by)
 

Design

My Name is Uncle Groucho You Win a Fat Cigar (1983)   (Conceived by)
Pimania (1982)   (Concept by)
 

Programming/Engineering

My Name is Uncle Groucho You Win a Fat Cigar (1983)   (Written by)
 

Writers

Castle Master (1990)   (Story & Cryptic Clues by)
Castle Master + Castle Master II: The Crypt (1990)   (Story & Cryptic Clues by)
Deus Ex Machina (1984)   (Written by)
 

Audio

The Games Factory (2001)   (Sound by)
Klik & Play (1994)   (Sound Samples created by)
Slightly Magic (1991)   (Voice Artists)
Deus Ex Machina (1984)   (The Defect)
 

Thanks

Among the Sleep (2014)   (Our Lovely Backers)
 


Developer Biography

Mel Croucher is a software developer who founded the software company Automata which released several innovative games in the 1980s. Notable titles included Deus Ex Machina which featured an accompanying soundtrack tape which was intended to be played simultaneously whilst playing the game, and Pimania which offered a prize to be given out at a secret location, with a hint being provided on completing the game. This was eventually achieved by a player after the game had been on release for 3 years.

Many of Croucher's productions are now regarded as early multimedia products and he has been cited as an influence by modern developers, although he has stated that he does not personally see a lot of evidence that his games have affected their designs.

Last updated: Sep 12, 2016