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David John Rowe

Also Known As

  • David Rowe
  • David J. Rowe

Game Credits


Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (2002)   (Art)
Alfred Chicken (1993)   (Additional graphics by)

Creative Services

Dark Universe (1995)   (Cover Artwork by)
The Clue! (1994)   (Cover artwork by)
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (1993)   (Cover Artwork by)
King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok (1993)   (Artist - Back Cover)
Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993)   (Illustrations)
Bill's Tomato Game (1992)   (Cover Artwork by)
Risky Woods (1992)   (Cover Artwork by)
Shadow of the Beast III (1992)   (Cover Artwork by)
The Super Aquatic Games (1992)   (Package Illustration)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1991)   (Cover Art)
Flood (1990)   (Cover artwork by)
John Madden Football (1990)   (Cover Artwork by)
Pyramax (1990)   (Cover Artwork by)
Budokan: The Martial Spirit (1989)   (Cover Artwork by)
Continental Circus (1989)   (Cover artwork by)
Populous (1989)   (Cover Illustration)
Populous: The Promised Lands (1989)   (Cover Illustration)
Chubby Gristle (1988)   (Cover artwork by)
Speedball (1988)   (Cover illustration)
Tank Attack (1988)   (Cover Artwork)
Will Harvey's Zany Golf (1988)   (Package Illustration)
Centurions: Power X Treme (1987)   (Illustration)
Dark Castle (1987)   (Cover artwork by)
Delta Patrol (1987)   (Artwork)
Dogfight 2187 (1987)   (Illustration)
Hybrid (1987)   (Cover artwork by)
I Ball II (1987)   (Cover artwork by)
Kinetik (1987)   (Cover Illustration by)
Sky Shark (1987)   (Cover artwork by)
Throne of Fire (1987)   (Cover illustration)
Bounces (1986)   (Cover Artwork by)
Chameleon (1986)   (Cover artwork by)
Dandy (1986)   (Cover artwork by)
Dante's Inferno (1986)   (Cover Artwork by)
Prodigy (1986)   (Cover Artwork by)
The Sentry (1986)   (Cover illustration by)
Death Wake (1985)   (Cover artwork)
Glass (1985)   (Cover artwork)
Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist (1985)   (Cover Illustration by)
SoftAid (1985)   (Cover artwork)
Fred (1984)   (Cover artwork by)
Zombie Zombie (1984)   (Cover artwork)
Ant Attack (1983)   (Cover artwork)
Bugaboo (The Flea) (1983)   (Cover artwork by)
Falcon Patrol (1983)   (Cover artwork by)
Frenzy (1983)   (Cover artwork by)

Developer Biography

I obtained my B.A.(Hons.) degree in visual communication from Brighton Polytechnic, faculty of Art and Design and went on to Southampton College of Art to lecture in life drawing whilst establishing a career in illustration. I managed to sustain both avenues of work until 1984 when I gave up lecturing in order to pursue freelance illustration full-time. My earlier clients included: Quicksilva, Melbourne House, Interface Publications, Telecomsoft, Argus Press Software, Argus books, Mirrorsoft and Activision/Electric Dreams and I have produced cover artwork for titles like: Populous, Populous II, Aquatic Games, Risky Woods and Ferrari Formula I amongst others for Electronic Arts, Shadow of the Beast III, Bill`s Tomato Game and characterisations for Lemmings 2 for Psygnosis, James Pond Robocod and others for Millenium.

Other clients include: Virgin Games, Domark, Core Design, Microprose, U.S.D. Imagineer (Japan), Starbyte (Germany) and Neo Software Produktions (Austria) with whom I have been producing computer game graphics.In the area of publishing I have produced many magazine covers for Emap, Europress and Future Publishing. I have also produced a number of paper-back covers for Transworld/Corgi and, through my agent worked for publishers like Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins. I have produced a lot of material for the Television industry and provided a great many interior perspective paintings of dungeon interiors for the popular ITV children's programme "Knightmare". This work was initially for Anglia T.V. and later for Broadsword Television Productions for whom I have also provided illustrations for the programmes: The Satellite game, Timebusters and Cyberzone.

Source: Selected articles from Broadsword Interactive Official Website - Company - Directors

Last updated: Jun 18, 2003