John Passfield

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John Passfield started his career as a developer for the Microbee System, with Chilly Willy (1984) and Halloween Harry (1985), both published by Honeysoft.

In 1993 he teamed up with Steve Stamatiadis to found the studio Interactive Binary Illusions. There, he created a new version of Halloween Harry in 1993 (also known as Alien Carnage) and the graphic adventure Flight of the Amazon Queen (1995). They were working on a third title, Stereo Jack, but that one was eventually cancelled.

By 1996 Interactive Binary Illusions evolved into a new studio by the duo, then called Gee Whiz! Entertainment. Two games were created: the Halloween Harry Windows sequel Zombie Wars (1996) and Mike Stewart’s Pro Bodyboarding (1999). They were also working on a concept called Screen Opera, similar to what The Sims would eventually become.

By 1999, Passfield and Stamatiadis teamed up with Robert Walsh to found the studio Krome Studios Pty Ltd. There, Passfield co-created and designed the games in the TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. He remained there until 2005, when he left and sold his shares.

By 2006 he was the Creative Director at Pandemic Studio Pty. Ltd.

Credited on 21 games

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Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed (2022, Windows) Director
Tail Drift (2014, Windows) Right Pedal Studios
Alien Carnage (2014, Windows) Map Design by
Battle Group 2 (2014, Windows) Right Pedal Studios
Top Chef: The Game (2008, Macintosh) Special Thanks
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (2008, PlayStation 2) Very special thanks to
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (2008, Windows) Very Special Thanks
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006, Xbox) Director
Ty3 the Tasmanian Tiger: Night of the Quinkan (2005, PlayStation 2) Designers
King Arthur (2004, GameCube) Design Director
Ty2 the Tasmanian Tiger: Bush Rescue (2004, PlayStation 2) Design Director
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Jet Fusion (2003, PlayStation 2) Development Director
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (2002, GameCube) Development Director
Barbie Sparkling Ice Show (2002, Windows) Technical Director
Sunny Garcia Surfing (2001, PlayStation 2) Director of Development
Barbie Beach Vacation (2001, Windows) Director of Development
Disney's Extremely Goofy Skateboarding (2001, Windows) Director of Development
Championship Surfer (2000, Windows) Development Director
Zombie Wars (1996, Windows 3.x) Design
Flight of the Amazon Queen (1995, Amiga) A game by

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