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Chris Newcombe

Also Known As

  • Chris Newcome

Game Credits


Tower of Babel (1989)   (Tower Designs)


F-15 Strike Eagle II (1993)   (Conversion Programming)
Gunship 2000 (1993)   (Programming)
TinHead (1993)   (Programming)
First Contact (1990)   (Code)
Granny's Garden (1989)   (Amiga version by)
Tower of Babel (1989)   (Startup Code)
Room Ten (1986)   (By)
The Quest for the Holy Grail (1984)   (By)


Tower of Babel (1989)   (Sound code by)

Creative Services

First Contact (1990)   (Documentation)


Tower of Babel (1989)   (Many thanks to)


Half-Life (2001)   (Valve)
Half-Life: Blue Shift (2001)   (Valve)
Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999)   (Valve is)

Developer Biography

Chris Newcombe is currently a Software Developer with Valve. Valve describes Chris on their web site as follows:

"Chris Newcombe is an experimental symbol-name and code-comment generation program that escaped into the wild in 1983 and has been growing more unbalanced ever since. In its early years, the program greatly expanded the volume of source code for a variety of tiny English software houses and Microprose UK, while successfully annoying its line managers. Due to a clerical error, the program was promoted to Internal Development Manager at Sega Europe where it advanced to annoying Directors and Board Members. A variety of short, violent software management jobs in the USA led to its present installation at Valve, where its current goal is to lengthen build times beyond 24 hours, so that a 'daily build' is no longer possible."

Last updated: Jul 16, 2003