Chris Stamper

aka: C. Stamper
Moby ID: 51948

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Chris Stamper and his brother Tim Stamper founded Ashby Computers and Graphics and Ultimate Play The Game in 1983. Their first major game release was called Jetpac, which sold about 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom.

With the support of their parents, Chris and Tim began producing their games under the name of their residence in Ashby de la Zouch. Chris found out about the Nintendo Famicom system in Japan, and decided to begin figuring out its design, and decided to develop their games for this console. Chris and Tim teamed up with Joel Hochberg and formed Rare, Ltd. in 1986. Rare developed many games for the NES.

Finally in 1993 they showed Nintendo a way to compress graphics information into a cartridge, which impressed Nintendo. Nintendo decided to invest in Rare, and owned 25 percent of Rare, Ltd., and Nintendo sold them their trademark game, Donkey Kong. Their first major release with this technology; Donkey Kong Country, was a smash hit worldwide and Rare, Ltd. continues to succeed to this day.

Credited on 65 games

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Rare Replay (2015, Xbox One) Special Thanks
Knight Lore Remake (2009, MSX) Original Version Programmer
Alien 8 (2008, Windows) We would like to praise the following people
Jetpac Refuelled (2007, Xbox 360) Original Jetpac Design
Viva Piñata (2006, Xbox 360) Thanks
Kameo: Elements of Power (2005, Xbox 360) Rare Management
Perfect Dark Zero (2005, Xbox 360) Rare Management
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (2005, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
Conker: Live & Reloaded (2005, Xbox) Management
Banjo Pilot (2005, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
It's Mr Pants (2004, Game Boy Advance) We Dream of Pants
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (2004, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
Sabre Wulf (2004, Game Boy Advance) Rare Thanks
Grabbed by the Ghoulies (2003, Xbox) Executive Producers
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (2003, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
Donkey Kong Country (2003, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
Star Fox Adventures (2002, GameCube) Producers
Once Twice Thrice! (2002, Windows) -- Special Thanks To --
Mickey's Speedway USA (2001, Game Boy Color) Special Thanks
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001, Nintendo 64) Additional Thanks

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