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Damon Slye

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Damon Slye started creating computer games back in 1977, on a teletype. In high school he wrote some games just for fun on the 8K Commodore PET, including a version of Mastermind in seven lines of Basic.

His first published game was Stellar 7, released in 1983 on the Apple II. He enjoyed the challenge of writing graphics and 3D code that was fast enough to run on a one megahertz chip, and fit in 48K. Later he was facing similar challenges on his first title for Electronic Arts, Arcticfox, for the then soon-to-be-released Amiga.

He also co-founded Dynamix with Jeff Tunnell in 1984 where he designed and directed a dozen games over the next ten years. They ranged from 3D action games to modern and historic flight simulations. The Great War Planes series included Red Baron, Aces of the Pacific, Aces over Europe, and A-10 Tank Killer. He left Dynamix and the industry in 1994.

Since 2007, after a 12-year hiatus, Damon Slye is back in game development with the company Mad Otter Games Inc. which he formed with a number of people who worked at Dynamix.

Credited on 20 games

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Villagers & Heroes of a Mystical Land (2018 on iPhone) Design
Red Baron with Mission Builder (1997 on DOS) Flight Model
MechWarrior (1993 on SNES) Original MechWarrior game design
Aces Over Europe (1993 on DOS) Director and Designer
Stellar 7: Draxon's Revenge (1993 on 3DO) Original Design
Aces of the Pacific (1992 on DOS) Director
Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946 (1992 on DOS) Director
Red Baron: Mission Builder (1992 on DOS) Producer
Red Baron (1992 on Amiga) Flight model programmed by
A-10 Tank Killer (1991 on Amiga) Design
Heart of China (1991 on DOS) Istanbul
Stellar 7 (1990 on DOS) Designer
MechWarrior (1989 on DOS) Design
Deathtrack (1989 on DOS) Starring
David Wolf: Secret Agent (1989 on DOS) Design
Abrams Battle Tank (1989 on DOS) Director
Project Firestart (1989 on Commodore 64) Design
Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict (1987 on Commodore 64) Creators
Arcticfox (1986 on Commodore 64) Programmers
Stellar 7 (1984 on Commodore 64) By

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Damon Slye ca. 1992

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