Michael Berlyn

aka: Mike Berlyn

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March 13th, 1999:

Mr. Berlyn, would you be willing to write a little biographical blurb

about yourself for MobyGames?

Michael Berlyn has been designing and coding games since 1979, when he bought his first computer, an Apple ][, to help his novel writing. Someone showed him the Colossal Cave Adventure and he has never looked back. He is the author of too-many products and four novels. He currently owns a small publishing company, Cascade Mountain Publishing, in Oregon.

His next product, Chameleon, is a unique blend of novel and interactive fiction, which has been years in the making. His long-time collaborator, Muffy McClung Berlyn, is co-designer/co-author on this product. It is due out in the fall of 1999.


Oo-Topos, Sentient Software

Cyborg, Sentient Software

Gold Rush, Sentient Software

Congo, Sentient Software

Suspended, Infocom

Cutthroats, Infocom

Infidel, Infocom

Fooblitzky (with others), Infocom

Tass Times in Tonetown, Activision

Dr. Dumont's Wild Parti (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), First Row Software

Altered Destiny, Accolade

Snoopy's Game Club (with Gene Smith), Accolade

Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Accolade

Motile, Starcore, Newton Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet, Accolade

Zork: The Undiscovered Undergound (with Marc Blank), Activision

Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (with Muffy McClung Berlyn), Cascade Mountain Publishing. (Greatly expanded and revised)

Other software:

WriteIdea, Self published, Macintosh

Newton Utilities (with Marc Blank), Starcore, Newton


The Integrated Man, Bantam Books

Crystal Phoenix, Bantam Books

Blight, Ace Books

The Eternal Enemy, Wm. Morrow

Credited on 24 games

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Syphon Filter (1999, PlayStation) Special Thanks
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1999, DOS) Text, script and design
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (1997, Windows) Written by
Bubsy 3D (1996, PlayStation) Producer
Super Bubsy (1995, Windows) Special thanks to the original Bubsy design team
Live Action Football (1994, Windows 3.x) Game
Columbo's Mystery Capers (1993, Newton) Developed by
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993, Genesis) Design
Snoopy's Game Club (1992, DOS) Designed by
Les Manley in: Search for the King (1991, Amiga) Those Held Responsible
Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. (1991, DOS) Technology
Altered Destiny (1990, DOS) Lead Design
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick (1989, DOS) Special thanks to
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. (1988, DOS) Text by
Tass Times in Tonetown (1986, PC Booter) Design
Oo-Topos (1986, DOS) Written by
Fooblitzky (1986, DOS) Designed by
Cutthroats (1984, Apple II) Written by
Infidel (1983, PC Booter) Design
Suspended (1983, PC Booter) Design

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