Cavalier Computer

Moby ID: 3970

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Cavalier Computer, later "Cavalier Computer Corporation", was founded approximately 1981 in San Diego, California, by high school classmates James Nitchals and Barry Printz. Under their leadership, and with contributions by other programmers, they published several well-selling games over the next few years for the Apple II platform.

Most notable among their games were Bug Attack, Microwave, and Star Thief. Bug Attack, based on the popular arcade game Centipede became the top-selling game in the nation. Microwave is generally credited as being the first game to incorporate music *during* the action of the game, rather than just in cut-scenes.

Credited on 6 Games from 1980 to 1982

Microwave (1982 on Apple II)
Teleport (1982 on Apple II)
Ring Raiders (1981 on Apple II)
Bug Attack (1981 on Apple II, Atari 8-bit, SMC-777...)
Star Thief (1981 on Apple II)
The Asteroid Field (1980 on Apple II)

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Company's location (c.1982):

P.O. Box 2032

Del Mar, CA 9204

(714) 755-8143


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