Sarah Avory

aka: Mac Avory, Mark Avory

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Mac worked for Imagitec Design from 1988 until 1990 where he produced a sidecar racing game for the Amiga. The company became financially unstable and he moved to Core Design where he remained for the next 12 years.

I worked with him on his first project for them 'Thunderhawk', converting his 68000 code into 8086. He was very hard working and could be relied on to complete a schedule on time and under budget.

To my knowledge he worked on the Atari Lynx, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Megadrive (and Mega CD for which he produced the outstanding Thunderhawk), Atari Jaguar (including the ill-fated CD add-on), PC, Playstation, Dreamcast and Playstation 2.

In 2001 (or 2002) he underwent gender reassignment surgery and is now known as Sarah. She seems much happier and outgoing and as far as I am aware, is still with his/her wife. Mac/Sarah didn't often tell jokes, but when one surfaced, they were always killer.

Credited on 22 games

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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (2017, Windows Apps) Senior Programmers
Elite: Dangerous (2015, Windows) Senior Gameplay Programmers
Zoo Tycoon (2013, Xbox One) Senior Programmers
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (2011, Xbox 360) Senior Park Programmers
Without Warning (2005, PlayStation 2) Programming
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness (2003, PlayStation 2) Camera System Programmers
Thunderstrike: Operation Phoenix (2001, PlayStation 2) Programmed by
Fighting Force (1999, Nintendo 64) Original Programmers
Fighting Force 2 (1999, PlayStation) Programming
Shellshock (1996, SEGA Saturn) Additional Programming
Thunderstrike 2 (1995, DOS) Lead Programmer
Soulstar (1994, SEGA CD) Programmed by
Heimdall (1994, SEGA CD) With Thanks to
Jaguar XJ220 (1993, SEGA CD) Programmer
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (1993, Amiga) Thanks to
AH-3: ThunderStrike (1993, SEGA CD) Programming
Wolfchild (1993, SEGA Master System) Moral support
Astérix and the Great Rescue (1993, Genesis) Technical Support and Divine Influence
Jaguar XJ220 (1992, Amiga) Design
Thunderhawk (1991, DOS) Game Design

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