Dan Bunten

Carry on Laughing

Carry on Laughing

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Carry on Laughing is a single screen platform game where you play the role of Mr Livewire whose job is to tidy up all the classrooms at St. Hexidecimals, a school for demented programmers. The school is made up of various screens and you must tidy up each screen by turning all the large X's into ticks while avoiding the various people, creatures and objects that move around the screen. At the bottom of the screen is a bar with Mr Livewire walking from left to right across with X's on it, and a screen is completed when all the X's are ticks and Mr Livewire reaches the right of the bar. On the...

Cartel$ & Cutthroat$: A Computer Game of Business Strategy

Cartel$ & Cutthroat$: A Computer Game of Business Strategy

Apple II - Released - 1981

Cartel$ & Cutthroat$ is notable for being one of the first business sims in existence. 1-8 players compete for profit in this simulation of cut-throat competition that is a simulatio of the basic tenets in finance and economics. Understanding these concepts is key to winning the game, which involving setting your production level and price where marginal costs equal marginal revenues, borrow funds when prime rates are low to expand, and minimize cost per unit. You must also pay careful attention to the state of the economy and consumers' tastes, both of which change constantly. If you're...

Computer Quarterback

Computer Quarterback

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Computer Quarterback is a real time strategy simulation of NFL football. There are three ways this game can be played. In the semi pro version, there are 18 offensive plays and 14 defensive plays. In the pro version, there are 36 offensive plays and 24 defensive plays. In the computer version, you play against the computer team called The Robots and this version plays the same was as the semi pro version. With this game you will have to name your own team and draft players with the money you start out with. There was an optional team disk you could order through the catalog that came with this...

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

The first real-time strategy game in history, Cytron Masters was the creation of legendary designer Dan Bunten (later Danielle Bunten Berry). In this game, the contestants face off on a futuristic battlefield. The object is to destroy the opponent's command center. The game can be played with two players, or one player competing against the computer. CYTRONS (short for CYbernetic elecTRONic units) come in five types: Mines, Shooters, Bunkers, Commanders, and Missiles. Shooters are constantly scanning for enemy units in their three space range. They will fire at the closest target. The...

Robot Rascals

Robot Rascals

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Control a Robot Rascal in a turn-based scavenger hunt that mixes strategy, action and board-game elements. The game included a set of physical cards, which told you what you needed to hunt for in the field or Laustenfownd. The first to find all the objects in their hand of cards wins. Luck cards can affect the outcome of the game. They give the player the chance to modify their hand, often at the expense of another player. Steal card, Force Swap among players or pass your trash either left or right are examples of the effects of a Luck Card. Each player must draw a Luck card at the...

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