Robert J. Woodhead

aka: Robert Woodhead, R J Woodhead, Balsabrain
Moby ID: 23237

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Robert J. Woodhead is an entrepreneur, software engineer and former computer game programmer, most known for creating (together with Andrew C. Greenberg) the seminal role-playing game Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981) and several of its sequels.

Later, he authored Interferon and Virex, two of the earliest anti-virus applications for the Macintosh, and co-founded AnimEigo, one of the first US anime releasing companies, subtitling and dubbing Japanese anime and samurai films for several years. During his six-year stay in Japan, he married his translator and interpreter, Natsumi Ueki, together with whom he has two children. He also runs a search engine promotion website called As a hobby, he builds combat robots.

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (2023, Windows) Original Team
Justice League Heroes (2006, Xbox) Motion Capture Actors
Wizardry: New Age of Llylgamyn (1999, PlayStation) Wizardry
Xardion (1992, SNES) English Text
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen (1991, Game Boy) Original Authors
Wizardry: The Return of Werdna - The Fourth Scenario (1988, PC Booter) Wizardry by
Star Saga: One - Beyond the Boundary (1988, DOS) Playtesting
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario (1987, PC Booter) Design
Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Third Scenario (1987, FM-7) Wizardry Designed by
The Wizardry Trilogy: Scenarios I, II & III (1987, PC Booter) By
Star Maze (1983, Atari 8-bit) Original game design by
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981, Apple II) By
Galactic Attack (1980, Apple II) Designed by

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