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Scott Murphy

Game Credits

Production

Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses! (1994)   (Producers)
Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Producer)
SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM (1993)   (Production Coordinators)
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)   (Project Leader)
 

Design

King's Quest: Collection Series (1997)   (Interface)
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995)   (Design)
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter (1991)   (Directors)
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)   (Game Designers)
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989)   (Written by)
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (1987)   (Designed by)
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (1986)   (Design)
 

Programming/Engineering

King's Quest Collection (2006)   (Programming and Interface)
King's Quest: Collection Series (1997)   (Programming)
King's Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Programming and Interface)
Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses! (1994)   (CD-Programmers)
Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Programming and Interface)
Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season (1993)   (Programmers)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Programmers)
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1992)   (Programming)
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991)   (Programmers)
Mixed-Up Mother Goose (1991)   (Programming)
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)   (Programmers)
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989)   (Programmed by)
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1987)   (Programming)
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (1987)   (Programmed by)
The Black Cauldron (1986)   (Programming by)
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (1986)   (Programming)
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985)   (Game Logic by)
 

Writers

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1992)   (Additional Written Material)
 

Video/Cinematics

Police Quest: SWAT 2 (1998)   (Terrorist, hostage, innocent, bystander photos modeled by)
Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Video)
 

Audio

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995)   (Audio Editors:)
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995)   (Voice Direction)
Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993)   (Voice Talent)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Miscellaneous People)
 

Creative Services

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995)   (Magazine Contributors)
 

Thanks

Space Quest II: Roger Wilco in Vohaul's Revenge (2011)   (Designed by)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Special Thanks)
King's Quest (1984)   (Thanks to)
Mickey's Space Adventure (1984)   (Thanks / Staff)
 


Developer Biography

One of the legendary "Two Guys from Andromeda", Scott Murphy is best known as the co-creator of the Space Quest series.

His career in the games industry began when he was hired as a dealer returns person at Sierra (then still On-Line Systems). He later worked in customer support and quality assurance. After seeing other people programming Sierra's adventure games, he begged Ken Williams to let him have a try at programming, which led to him becoming a programmer for The Black Cauldron. Working on that game, he met Mark Crowe, who was doing the graphics. The two shared a love of science fiction and a sense of humor, so they decided to get together and design their own game - the Two Guys from Andromeda and Space Quest were born.

Murphy programming, Crowe doing art, both designing, they did four Space Quest games together. After the fourth game, the two split ways when Crowe moved to Dynamix. Murphy continued programming for various Sierra projects. When Sierra decided to do Space Quest 6, he was busy programming Police Quest: Open Season, so they asked Josh Mandel to design the game. Murphy worked as a consultant, but had to finish the game when Mandel left Sierra.

Murphy later worked on Space Quest 7, a project that never saw the light of the day. He was laid off from Sierra in early 1999 (a while before the infamous "Chainsaw Monday").

In 2012, Murphy rejoined Crowe and created a new company, called Guys from Andromeda, with a spiritual successor to Space Quest, called SpaceVenture, due out Summer 2013.

Last updated: Dec 17, 2012