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One of the legendary "Two Guys from Andromeda", Scott Murphy is best known as the co-creator of the Space Quest series.
His career in the games industry began when he was hired as a dealer returns person at Sierra (then still On-Line Systems). He later worked in customer support and quality assurance. After seeing other people programming Sierra's adventure games, he begged Ken Williams to let him have a try at programming, which led to him becoming a programmer for The Black Cauldron. Working on that game, he met Mark Crowe, who was doing the graphics. 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.
Murphy programming, Crowe doing art, both designing, they did four Space Quest games together. After the fourth game, the two split ways when Crowe moved to Dynamix. Murphy continued programming for various Sierra projects. When Sierra decided to do Space Quest 6, he was busy programming Police Quest: Open Season, so they asked Josh Mandel to design the game. Murphy worked as a consultant, but had to finish the game when Mandel left Sierra.
Murphy later worked on Space Quest 7, a project that never saw the light of the day. He was laid off from Sierra in early 1999 (a while before the infamous "Chainsaw Monday").
Credited on 34 games
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|SpaceVenture (2022, Windows)||Creators|
|Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (2018, Windows)||Gamers|
|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|
|J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars (2014, Windows)||Indiegogo Backers (Astronomers)|
|Quest for Infamy (2014, Windows)||This game would not be possible without the help, advice, inspiration and guidance from the following people|
|Serena (2014, Windows)||Actors|
|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|
|King's Quest Collection (2006, Windows)||Programming and Interface|
|Police Quest: SWAT 2 (1998, Windows)||Terrorist, hostage, innocent, bystander photos modeled by|
|King's Quest: Collection Series (1997, Windows)||Programming and Interface|
|Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995, DOS)||Design|
|The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995, Windows)||Audio Editors|
|Space Quest: Collector's Edition (1994, DOS)||Producer|
|Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses! (1994, Windows 3.x)||Producers|
|King's Quest: Collector's Edition (1994, DOS)||Programming and Interface|
|SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM (1993, DOS)||Production Coordinators|
|Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season (1993, DOS)||Programmer|
|Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993, DOS)||Voice Talent|
|Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1992, DOS)||Programming|
[ full credits ]
- 18 games with Ken Williams
- 17 games with Josh Mandel
- 16 games with Mark Crowe
- 14 games with Jeff Stephenson
- 14 games with Sharon Simmons
- 12 games with Dan Foy
- 11 games with Larry Scott
- 11 games with Christopher Smith
- 10 games with Jerry Shaw
- 10 games with Greg Tomko-Pavia
- 25 games with Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
- 7 games with U.S. Gold Ltd.
- 7 games with Kixx XL
- 6 games with Valve Corporation
- 4 games with Vivendi Games (UK) Limited
- 4 games with Camel Advertising and...
- 4 games with Brasoft Produtos de...
- 2 games with Activision Blizzard...
- 2 games with Guys from Andromeda LLC
- 2 games with GOG Limited