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Richard M. Spitalny

aka: Richard Spitalny

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Richard M. Spitalny, is the president of First Star Software, Inc., a position he has held since co-founding the company in 1982.

Within 18 months of starting the company Richard had produced Astro Chase, the company's first game (and the first of dozens he would produce and/or design); licensed various rights to the company's early titles to the likes of Parker Brothers and Radio Shack; purchased all the intellectual property right to Boulder Dash and sold half the company to Warner Communications.

This lead to the licensing of the rights to Spy vs. Spy and Superman from sister Warner companies E.C. Publications and DC Comics. Richard continued to grow the company, expanding internal development capabilities. He also established strong relationships with retailers whilst working with external developers and licensed foreign rights to First Star's titles extensively throughout the world, particularly in Europe and Japan.

Thirty years later, working with Robots & Pencils, he co-designed and produced the Apple iOS and Mac OS versions of the first game in the Spy vs Spy series. He also co-produced Boulder Dash-XL for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC, Nintendo 3DS and SmartPhones.

Currently, Richard continues to head First Star's endeavors, working with external development partners and co-publishing partners, exploiting the company's games across mobile platforms, SmartPhones, Tablets, Smart TV, home computers, video game consoles, and hand-held devices, as well as online 'try and buy' portals and subscription-based channels.

Credited on 11 games

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Boulder Dash: 30th Anniversary (2014 on Android) Produced by
Boulder Dash-XL (2013 on Nintendo 3DS) Game Design
Boulder Dash Rocks! (2009 on iPhone) Game Design
Boulder Dash (2009 on iPhone) Produced by
Bristles (2004 on Atari 5200) Publisher
Star Trek: Starship Creator (1998 on Windows) Senior VP, Product Development
Star Trek: Borg (1996 on Windows) Director of Multimedia Productions
Astro Chase 3D (1994 on Macintosh) Designed by
Spy vs Spy (1986 on NES) Project Directors
Spy vs. Spy III: Arctic Antics (1986 on Atari 8-bit) Project Directors
Superman: The Game (1986 on Commodore 64) Conceived by

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