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John Rowlands

Game Credits


Mayhem in Monsterland (1993)   (Design and programming by)
Retrograde (1989)   (Conceived and created by)


Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (2001)   (Programming (HotGen))
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (2001)   (Programming)
Road Champs: BXS Stunt Biking (2000)   (Programming)
Creatures 2: Torture Trouble (1992)   (Coding by)
4th Dimension (1990)   (By)
Creatures (1990)   (Programming)
Cyberdyne Warrior (1989)   (By)
Retrograde (1989)   (Programmed by)


Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged (2004)   (Special Thanks)


Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 (2002)   (Robot 2)

Developer Biography

Having enjoyed playing video games for many years, a career developing them was an obvious choice for John Rowlands and he has been involved in the UK games industry since leaving college in 1988.

As John’s brother (Steve Rowlands) shared his passion for playing and developing games it seemed a natural choice to set up a development partnership together. John would program the games with Steve providing the visual and audio assets. Both would combine their gaming experience and creativity when designing each product. Starting off developing games for the Commodore 64, they would go on to create a string of original award-winning games on a range of platforms. These include 8-bit home computers, handheld consoles and arcade machines. The company they founded was called Apex Computer Productions.

John is currently developing games for Java-enabled mobile phones at Infinite Lives.

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: Jul 11, 2006

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