Damon Slye started creating computer games back in 1977, on a teletype. In high school he wrote some games just for fun on the 8K Commodore PET, including a version of Mastermind
in seven lines of Basic.
His first published game was Stellar 7
, released in 1983 on the Apple II. He enjoyed the challenge of writing graphics and 3D code that was fast enough to run on a one megahertz chip, and fit in 48K. Later he was facing similar challenges on his first title for Electronic Arts
, for the then soon-to-be-released Amiga.
He also co-founded Dynamix
with Jeff Tunnell
in 1984 where he designed and directed a dozen games over the next ten years. They ranged from 3D action games to modern and historic flight simulations. The Great War Planes
series included Red Baron
, Aces of the Pacific
, Aces over Europe
, and A-10 Tank Killer
. He left Dynamix and the industry in 1994.
Since 2007, after a 12-year hiatus, Damon Slye is back in game development with the company Mad Otter Games Inc.
which he formed with a number of people who worked at Dynamix.
- Aces Over Europe (1993), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- MechWarrior (1993), Activision, Inc.
- Stellar 7: Draxon's Revenge (1993), Dynamix, Inc.
- Aces of the Pacific (1992), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946 (1992), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- Red Baron: Mission Builder (1992), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- Heart of China (1991), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- Red Baron (1990), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
- Stellar 7 (1990), Dynamix, Inc.
- A-10 Tank Killer (1989), Dynamix, Inc.
- David Wolf: Secret Agent (1989), Dynamix, Inc.
- Deathtrack (1989), Activision, Inc.
- MechWarrior (1989), Activision, Inc.
- Project Firestart (1989), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Abrams Battle Tank (1988), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict (1987), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Arcticfox (1986), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Stellar 7 (1983), Software Entertainment Company