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Michael Berlyn

Also Known As

  • Mike Berlyn

Game Credits


Bubsy 3D (1996)   (Producer)
Altered Destiny (1990)   (Producer)


Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1999)   (Text, script and design)
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (1997)   (Written by)
Bubsy 3D (1996)   (Lead Designer)
Live Action Football (1994)   (Game)
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993)   (Design)
Columbo's Mystery Capers (1993)   (Developed by)
Snoopy's Game Club (1992)   (Designed by)
Altered Destiny (1990)   (Lead Design)
Fooblitzky (1986)   (Designed by)
Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)   (Design)
Cutthroats (1984)   (Written by)
Infidel (1983)   (Design)
Suspended (1983)   (Design)


Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1999)   (Additional Inform code by)
Altered Destiny (1990)   (Interpreter / Development System)
Les Manley in: Search for the King (1990)   (Adventure Programming Engine)
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1988)   (Script by)
Congo (1982)   (By)
Gold Rush (1982)   (By)
Cyborg (1981)   (Programming)
Oo-Topos (1981)   (By)


Altered Destiny (1990)   (Written by)
Les Manley in: Search for the King (1990)   (Creative Input)
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1988)   (Text by)
Oo-Topos (1986)   (Story by)
Cutthroats (1984)   (Author)
Cyborg (1981)   (Written by)

Creative Services

Bubsy 3D (1996)   (Manual Text)


Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. (1991)   (Technology)


Syphon Filter (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Super Bubsy (1995)   (Special thanks to the original Bubsy design team)
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick (1989)   (Special thanks to)


Les Manley in: Search for the King (1990)   (Those Held Responsible)

Developer Biography

March 13th, 1999:
> Mr. Berlyn, would you be willing to write a little biographical blurb
> about yourself for MobyGames?

Michael Berlyn has been designing and coding games since 1979, when he bought his first computer, an Apple ][, to help his novel writing. Someone showed him the Colossal Cave Adventure and he has never looked back. He is the author of too-many products and four novels. He currently owns a small publishing company, Cascade Mountain Publishing, in Oregon.

His next product, Chameleon, is a unique blend of novel and interactive fiction, which has been years in the making. His long-time collaborator, Muffy McClung Berlyn, is co-designer/co-author on this product. It is due out in the fall of 1999.

Oo-Topos, Sentient Software
Cyborg, Sentient Software
Gold Rush, Sentient Software
Congo, Sentient Software
Suspended, Infocom
Cutthroats, Infocom
Infidel, Infocom
Fooblitzky (with others), Infocom
Tass Times in Tonetown, Activision
Dr. Dumont's Wild Parti (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), First Row Software
Altered Destiny, Accolade
Snoopy's Game Club (with Gene Smith), Accolade
Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Accolade
Motile, Starcore, Newton Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet, Accolade
Zork: The Undiscovered Undergound (with Marc Blank), Activision
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), Cascade Mountain Publishing. (Greatly expanded and revised)

Other software:
WriteIdea, Self published, Macintosh
Newton Utilities (with Marc Blank), Starcore, Newton

The Integrated Man, Bantam Books
Crystal Phoenix, Bantam Books
Blight, Ace Books
The Eternal Enemy, Wm. Morrow

Last updated: Nov 28, 1999

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