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Title: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on April 28, 2008, 12:44:38 AM
Videopac Programmers         V2.1                  
                           
Videopac No. Videopac Name U.S. Part no.   U.S. Name Company   Year   Notes   Programmers      
                           
1   Race / Spin Out / Cryptogram   9400   Speedway! / Spin-Out! / Crypto-Logic!   Magnavox   1978            
2   Pairs / Space Rendezvous / Logic   9407   Matchmaker! / Buzzword! / Logic!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
3   American Football   9402   Football!   Magnavox   1978            
4   Air-Sea War / Battle   9403   Armored Encounter! / Sub Chase!    Magnavox   1978            
5   Blackjack   9401   Las Vegas Blackjack!    Magnavox   1978      Sam Overton      
6   Tenpin Bowling / Basketball   9404   Bowling! / Basketball!   Magnavox   1978      Sam Overton      
7   Mathematician / Echo   9405   Math-A-Magic! / Echo!   Magnavox   1978      Ed Averett      
8   Baseball    9408   Baseball!   Magnavox   1978            
9   Computer programmer   9406   Computer Intro!    Magnavox   1978            
10   Golf   9410   Computer Golf!    Magnavox   1978      Sam Overton      
11   Cosmic Conflict   9411   Cosmic Conflict!    Magnavox   1978      Sam Overton      
12   Take the money and run!    9412   Take the money and run!    Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
13   Playschool maths   9413   I've Got Your Numbers!    Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
14   Gunfighter   9416   Showdown in 2100 A.D.   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
15   Samurai    9421   Dynasty!   Magnavox   1978      Ed Averett      
16   Depth Charge / Marksman         Philips   1979            
17   Chinese Logic         Philips   1980            
18   Laserwar   9414   Invaders from Hyperspace!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
19   Catch The Ball - Noughts and Crosses         Philips   1979            
20   Stonesling   9441   Smithereens!   Magnavox   1982      Robert L. Cheezem, U.S. Version      
21   Secret of the Pharao's         Philips   1981            
22   Space Monster   9428   Alien invaders – Plus!   Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
23   Las Vegas Gambling   9426   Casino Slot Machine!   Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
24   Flipper   9415   Thunderball!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
25   Skiing   9418   Alpine Skiing!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
26   Basket Game   9425   Pachinko!   Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
27   Electronic Table Football   9423   Electronic Table Soccer!   Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
28   Electronic Volleyball    9422   Volleyball!    Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
29   Dam Buster    9427   Blockout! / Breakdown!    Magnavox   1908      Ed Averett      
30   Battlefield   9417   War of Nerves!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
31   Musician         Philips   1981      Jon Shutleworth   Peter van Twist   
32   Labyrinth Game / Supermind         Philips   1982            
33   Jumping Acrobats   9443   Jumping Acrobats!   Magnavox   1982      Jim Butler      
34   Sattelite Attack   9430   UFO!   Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett      
35   Electronic Billiards   9424   Pocket Billiards!    Magnavox   1980      Ed Averett      
36   Electronic Soccer   9420   Hockey! / Soccer!   Magnavox   1979      Ed Averett      
37   Monkeyshines   9432   Monkeyshines!   Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett      
38   Munchkin   9435   K.C. Munchkin!    Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett      
39   Freedom Fighters    9436   Freedom Fighters!   Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett      
40   4 in 1 Row    9444   (Never released)   Philips   1982            
41   Conquest of the world   9431   Conquest of the world    Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett   Ronald Bradford   Stephan S. Lehner
42   Quest for the Rings    9429   The Quest for the Rings   Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett   Ronald Bradford   Stephan S. Lehner
43   Pick Axe Pete   9437   Pick Axe Pete!    Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett      
44   Crazy Chase   9442   K.C.'s Krazy Chase!    Magnavox   1982      Ed Averett      
45   Morse         Philips   1982            
46   The Great Wallstreet Fortune Hunt   9434   The Great Wallstreet Fortune Hunt   Magnavox   1981      Ed Averett   Ronald Bradford   Stephan S. Lehner
47   The Mousing Cat         Philips   1982            
48   Backgammon          Philips   1982      Mick Rouse      
49   Turtles   9446   Turtles    Magnavox   1982      Jim Butler      
50   Super Bee         GST Video   1982      Mick Rouse “Mic-ro”      
51   Terrahawks   9445   Attack of the Timelord!   Magnavox   1983      Ed Averett      
52   Killer Bees   9447   Killer Bees!   Magnavox      ?   Robert S. Harris      
53   Nightmare         Philips   1983            
54   Looney Balloon         Philips   1983            
55   Neutron Star          Philips Special Projects   1983      Graham Thomasson “GT”      
56   Norseman         GST Video   1983      Andy C. Eltis   Jake Dowding   
57   Blobbers         GST Video   1983      Andy C. Eltis      
58   Air Battle          Philips   1983            
59   Helicopter Resque         Philips   1983            
60   Trans American Rally       Intron AB   1983      Göran Öhman      
   Verkehrsspiele 1         CSV      ?         
   Verkehrsspiele 2         CSV      ?         
V   Kinder im Verkehr 1          Philips      ?         
A   Newscaster    9433   Keyboard Creations    Magnavox   1981            
      9439   Nimble Numbers Ned   Magnavox   1982      Robert S. Harris      
      9438   Sid The Spellbinder   N.A.P.   1983   ?   Sam Overton      
      9440   Type & Tell    Magnavox   1982      Robert L. Cheezem   Robert S. Harris   
      9419   Out Of This World! / Helicopter Rescue!   Magnavox   1979            
      9448   Power Lords   Philips   1983      Ed Averett      
VXT A08   Chez Maxime         Jopac   1983            
JFT D03   Des Chiffres et des Lettres         Jopac      ?         
JXT C05   Exojet+          Jopac      ?         
JFT A10   Le Tresor Englouti +         Jopac   1984            
JXT E05   Moto-Crash +         Jopac   1984            
VXT A07   Syracuse         Jopac   1981            
         Mission Impossible / Programmed Trip   Ectron Eletronica Ltda.      ?         
   Night Fighter      Comando Noturno!   Philips      ?         
720076-1A   Atlantis         Imagic   1983      Jeff Ronnie   Dennis Koble   
720075-1A   Demon Attack         Imagic   1983      Dave Johnson   Rob Fulop   
981502   Frogger         Intron AB       1983      Göran Öhman   
981519   Popeye         Parker Brothers   1983      Gil Williamson   Nicolas Willamson (graphics)   Charles Dear (Amazon Systems)
981517   Q*Bert         Parker Brothers   1983      Gil Williamson   Nicolas Willamson (graphics)   Charles Dear (Amazon Systems)
981505   Super Cobra         Parker Brothers   1983      Graham Thomasson “GT”      
   Tutankham         Parker Brothers   1983   Prototype   Gil Williamson   Nicolas Willamson (graphics)   Charles Dear (Amazon Systems)
                           
61   Interpol               Prototype   Mick Rouse      
62   Clay Pigeon         Intron AB    Prototype   Göran Öhman
63   Flash Point         Philips      Prototype   Rex Battenberg      
64   Shark Hunter         GST Video   1984   Prototype   Graham Conduit      
65   Spider Man         Parker Brothers      Prototype   Jan van Nuland      
67   Martian Threat         GST Video      Prototype   Jake Dowding      
68   Melrep               Prototype         
69   Play Tag               Prototype         
   Robot City         Philips Special Projects      Prototype   Graham Thomasson “GT”      
   Pink Panther               Prototype   Sam Overton   
   Pinball!               Prototype   Ralph H. Baer      
   Sherlock Holmes               Prototype   Ed Friedman   Ronald Bradford   Stephan S. Lehner
   Baseball+         Magnavox               
                           
66   Route 66               Homebrew   Rafael Cardozo   René van den Enden   
70   Terrahawks: The Second Assault               Dieter Koenig      
   Amok!         John Dondzila   1998   Homebrew   John Dondzila      
   KTAA+         Xype   2003   Homebrew   Sören Gust      
   Pong         Pack Rat   2004   Homebrew   René van den Enden      
   Calculator!         Pack Rat   2006   Homebrew   René van den Enden      
   Planet Lander         Ted Foolery   2004   Homebrew   Ted Szczypiorski      
   Mr. Roboto         Ted Foolery   2006   Homebrew   Ted Szczypiorski      
   Puzzle Piece Panic         Ted Foolery   2007   Homebrew   Ted Szczypiorski      
   Pinball!         CGE Services   2000   Homebrew   Don McGuiness      
   J.G. Munchkin!         VpaC   1998   Hack   VpaC      
38   Munchkin +         Revival Studios   2008   Hack   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP001   Astrododge         Revival Studios   2011   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP002   Mayhem         Revival Studios   2011   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP003   Colorclash         Revival Studios   2012   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP004   Mage         Revival Studios   2012   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP005   Cavity         Revival Studios   2012   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP006   Stairrunner         Revival Studios   2012   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP007   Air Assault         Revival Studios   2013   Hack   Martijn Wenting      
RS-VP008   Mage II: The Dark Mirror         Revival Studios   2012   Homebrew   Martijn Wenting      
CR001   Fatso         Marc Verraes   2012   Homebrew   Chris Read      
CR002   Gosub         2600 Connection   2012   Homebrew   Chris Read      
RC002   Hot Love         Marc Verraes   2012   Homebrew   Rafael Cardozo      
RC003   Piggyback Planet         Marc Verraes   2013   Homebrew   Rafael Cardozo      
DW001   Jungle Girl         Marc Verraes   2012   Homebrew   David Weavil      
SCRC001   Sea Rescue         Marc Verraes   2012   Homebrew   Rafael Cardozo      
                           
Source                           
The giant list of classic game programmers by James Hague                           
Interview by Ed Averett                           
Paul Johnson                           
Janzl                           
Grgh                           
Rene_G7400                           
The Odyssey2 Homepage                           
Dieter Konig Classic Consoles Center                           
Martijn Wenting                           
                           
Please let me know if you got new info.                           

Last update 16-2-2014


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: grgh on April 28, 2008, 08:38:47 AM
Nice list!
Ted also did Puzzle Piece Panic!


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Janzl on April 28, 2008, 09:07:30 AM
Rene also made calculator


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: grgh on April 28, 2008, 10:11:34 AM
Route 66 is missing as well.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: manopac on April 28, 2008, 10:15:00 AM
did you have a look here ?

http://www.dadgum.com/giantlist/list.html


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on April 29, 2008, 01:12:36 AM
thanx manopac. I did use that list when i started making this list a while ago on videopac.org.
I have update a few things now, but won't upload them until i get it into a decent spreadsheat. I working on it so maybe this weekend i'll be giving you an update.
All things mentioned above are in the new list.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on June 29, 2008, 07:45:34 PM
New update,

Mick Rouse
Backgammon, Super Bee and Interpol

Andy Eltis / Jake Dowding
Norseman


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Rene_G7400 on June 29, 2008, 10:34:02 PM
Jake Dowding
 Martian Threat

Graham Conduit
 Shark Hunter


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Rene_G7400 on June 30, 2008, 09:42:55 PM
Shark Hunter was written by Graham Conduit, not Graham Hunter.  :)

Sherlock Holmes was written by Ed Friedman (the game was designed by Ronald Bradford and Stephan S. Lehner).

The Odyssey2 version of Stone Sling/Smithereens might have been written by Robert L. Cheezem, but since the Videopac version of this game is older, the original version was probably written by someone else.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: ANDYRYALS on June 30, 2008, 10:01:15 PM


The Odyssey2 version of Stone Sling/Smithereens might have been written by Robert L. Cheezem, but since the Videopac version of this game is older, the original version was probably written by someone else.


GOD, perhaps?


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on June 30, 2008, 11:04:45 PM
Thanks again Rene, just updated the list.
Andy should i write your thought also into the list???

Janzl is it possible to have a separate child-board of the videopac programmer list? Or would the childboard list grow to large?


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Janzl on July 01, 2008, 12:19:33 AM
There is always room for one more  ;D


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: grgh on July 01, 2008, 08:51:14 AM
I was just thinking yesterday it would be nice to see this on a child board.
Andy, I don't think Rene meant THAT old!


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on July 01, 2008, 05:09:18 PM
Thanks Janzl.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on January 21, 2011, 12:15:39 AM
Some programmers are added by Q*bert, Popeye and Tutankham and Amazon systems.
SuperBee has been credited to GST-Video.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on August 25, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
Updated the programmers list with Graham Thomasson.
Have yet to update the list with the latest new releases.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: majestyx on May 10, 2013, 03:15:29 AM
I'm playing Blobbers and noticed when the game starts there is a quick animation, a credit to GST video, and an ACE in the lower right. Does anyone else think this might be Andy Eltis, as that would coincide with another GST video game, Norseman?

EDIT: It appears that is the case. I looked for gameplay of it on youtube and see a post by a Thomas Eltis who says "My dad made this" in the comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC0chYsRm5Y


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: grgh on May 10, 2013, 08:17:51 AM
http://www.classic-consoles-center.at/interviews/interview-with-jeff-fenton


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: majestyx on May 10, 2013, 03:08:10 PM
I see. I mentioned it since it's not credited on the list of programmers, only to GST.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on May 11, 2013, 12:52:19 AM
Massive update on the programmerslist. Added a CSV file so you can view it at home.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: gooh on February 04, 2014, 03:05:06 PM
A couple of additions
60   Trans American Rally  Intron AB  Göran Öhman
62   Clay Pigeon              Intron AB  Göran Öhman
981502   Frogger             Intron AB  Göran Öhman (most parts)

I worked for a small Stockholm based company Intron AB, we made games for Philips and Parker Brothers. There are Videopac games made by other employees of Intron, but I do not remember which now (this was 30 years ago).
Some additions where made by Philips (e.g the G7400 background of Clay Pigeon)
Peter Inser was the owner of Intron, and made some games but not Frogger.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 04, 2014, 03:13:19 PM
Welcome to the Videopac forum and thank you very much for this interesting information!
Trans American Rally is a very impressive game compared to many other Videopac titles. That must have cost a lot of programming time.
Do you have any idea how many Videopac games your company has made?



Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: grgh on February 04, 2014, 04:41:23 PM
Welcome to the forum gooh  :D

I have a feeling there will be a few questions coming your way.

So from me, do you have anything left in your hands from back in the day? Paperwork? Code? Artwork? Especially any draft stuff. I for one would love to see some of that stuff if you still have it.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Janzl on February 04, 2014, 04:43:02 PM
A couple of additions
60   Trans American Rally  Intron AB  Göran Öhman

Welcome to the Videopac forum!
You have the honour of being the developer of one of the Videopac Holy Grails. Took me three years to finally get a copy of Trans American Rally.

Any unreleased games hanging around at your place?

Quote
So from me, do you have anything left in your hands from back in the day? Paperwork? Code? Artwork? Especially any draft stuff. I for one would love to see some of that stuff if you still have it.

That would be really nice :-)


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Rafael on February 04, 2014, 08:40:47 PM
Welcome to the forum gooh  :D
I have a feeling there will be a few questions coming your way.

For sure  :D
Welcome gooh. Naturally we expect you can bring other memories to us, like who was the Vpac team on Intron AB, who made what? I really like to know if you have some memories about other games planned to be released, other ideas you had etc. Concerning about Clay Pigeon, I really like this game, I think it´s the most humorous game in Vpac library, something like a cartoon inpired humor. Here (Brazil), we had the privelegy to see this release, do you know why it was not released in other coutries? What your participation on the game, idea, game, both?


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: TomBeck on February 04, 2014, 10:02:02 PM
Also from me gooh WELCOME to the best Videopac forum !

As you see, we have so many questions. Yes, 30 years is a lot of time. But any informations would be fantastic for us. We all love our Videopac. And you are a part of the Videopac history. So you are now our new best friend  ;)



Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Nognir on February 04, 2014, 11:32:34 PM
Also welcome from me. It's nice to have someone here who can give us a glimpse how programming for this console was like back in the days. :)


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Define on February 05, 2014, 10:57:48 PM
Welcome from Holland too!



Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on February 07, 2014, 08:08:30 AM
Welcome and thanks for the info. Like others said, keep telling all the things you remember from back then.
I will try to update the list asp.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on February 16, 2014, 10:38:22 PM
Updated the list today. Still need to add the last homebrew games.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Janzl on October 07, 2017, 05:28:26 PM
Did a quick check of the list and found an error.

Graham Thomasson did not program Shark Hunter. Don't who did, but it wasn't Graham.


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on October 09, 2017, 10:05:45 PM
Removed Graham from Shark Hunter


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: TomBeck on October 09, 2017, 10:48:55 PM
When I am right, his name is : Graham Conduit.

See here:

http://www.classic-consoles-center.at/interviews/interview-with-graham-conduit (http://www.classic-consoles-center.at/interviews/interview-with-graham-conduit)


Title: Re: List of videopac programmers
Post by: Seob on October 09, 2017, 11:04:59 PM
And corrected it, thanks Janzl and TomBeck