Mark Crowe

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One of the legendary "Two Guys from Andromeda", Mark Crowe is best known as the co-creator of the Space Quest series.

He began his career in the games industry as an illustrator for Sierra's marketing department, working on packaging, logos and documentation, and also doing some box illustrations. He then moved on to computer graphics, his first project being Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood. While working on the graphics of The Black Cauldron, he met Scott Murphy, who was a programmer on the project. The two shared a love of science fiction and a sense of humor, so they decided to get together and design their own game - the Two Guys from Andromeda and Space Quest were born.

Crowe doing artwork, Murphy programming, both designing, they did four Space Quest games together. After the fourth game, the two split ways, with Crowe moving to Dynamix. At Dynamix, Crowe designed Space Quest V on his own and later worked on the Earthsiege games. He stopped working for Dynamix in 1999.

Crowe then joined other former Dynamix employees at Pipeworks Software. He served as Studio Design Director at the company and worked as a designer on Pipeworks' Godzilla titles.

Crowe has since left Pipeworks to start a new company with Scott Murphy, called Guys from Andromeda, with a spiritual successor to Space Quest, called SpaceVenture, due out Summer 2013.

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SpaceVenture (2022, Windows) Creators
Cluck Yegger in Escape from the Planet of the Poultroid (2015, Windows) This game is based on characters from the upcoming adventure games SPACEVENTURE created by
Quest for Infamy (2014, Windows) This game would not be possible without the help, advice, inspiration and guidance from the following people
Jeopardy! (2012, Wii U) Studio Design Director
Devil May Cry: HD Collection (2012, Xbox 360) Studio Design Director
Space Quest II: Roger Wilco in Vohaul's Revenge (2011, Windows) Designed by
Space Quest: Vohaul Strikes Back (2011, Windows) Based on "Space Quest" created by
Jeopardy! (2010, Wii) Studio Design Director
Wheel of Fortune (2010, Wii) Studio Design Director
Deadliest Warrior: The Game (2010, Xbox 360) Studio Design Director
Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party (2009, Wii) Studio Design Director
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - The Video Game (2009, Xbox 360) Studio Design Director
Godzilla: Unleashed (2007, PlayStation 2) Creative Director
Rampage: Total Destruction (2006, Wii) Design
Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004, PlayStation 2) Godzilla Development team
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (2003, Xbox) Original Concept and Design by
3-D Ultra Lionel Train Town Deluxe (2000, Windows) People that contributed to the original TrainTown
Front Page Sports: Ski Racing (1997, Windows) Director
EarthSiege 2 (1996, Windows) Director
Metaltech: EarthSiege - Expansion Pack (1995, DOS) Producer

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