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
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)
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|
[ full credits ]
- 6 games with Marc Blank
- 5 games with Cyndi Kirkpatrick
- 5 games with Muffy McClung Berlyn
- 5 games with Beckett Gladney
- 4 games with Sam Nelson
- 4 games with Russell Shiffer
- 3 games with Paula Polley
- 3 games with Bob Smith
- 3 games with Richard Booroojian
- 3 games with Harry Wilker
[ 432 more people ]
- 8 games with Accolade, Inc.
- 4 games with SCE Bend Studio
- 4 games with Sentient Software Inc.
- 4 games with Infocom, Inc.
- 2 games with Activision Publishing, Inc.
- 1 game with Loudmouth, Inc.
- 1 game with Telstar Fun and Games
- 1 game with Sony Interactive...
- 1 game with Cascade Mountain Publishing
- 1 game with Chip Level Designs