Graeme Devine on Gamers on Game
Computer programmer, game designer, and founder of Grl Games, Graeme Devine was the guest for Gamers on Game July 25, 2011 to talk his newest electronic game for IPads ‘Full Hand Poker Solitaire.’ Since both co-host Patrick Reilly and Graeme were just there, we also talked about the recent Comi-Con 2011 in San Diego.
Graeme was the lead programmer on the game and on its sequel The 11th Hour. The 7th Guest was a phenomenon, selling 2 million copies, and is credited (along with the game Myst) with encouraging the use of CD-ROM drives for games. He was also one of the forefathers of file compression.
Graeme was born in Glasgow, Scotland and began his career working on the TRS-80 at age 14 in the late 1970s. He joined Atari at age 16 to port their classic game Pole Position to home computers, including the Commodore 64, Apple IIe and ZX Spectrum. He also worked for Lucasfilm‘s Games Division, Activision UK, and Virgin Interactive.
Graeme founded Trilobyte in December 1990 with Rob Landeros. Together, they designed the original concept of the 1992 horror game The 7th Guest. Graeme was the lead programmer on the game and on its sequel The 11th Hour. The 7th Guest was a phenomenon, selling 2 million copies, and is credited (along with the game Myst) with encouraging the use of CD-ROM drives for games.
After a stint with Apple to help them with games on the IOS systems, Graeme began his most recent company and adventure with GRL Games. To date, he has two games on the ITunes store, Full Deck Solitaire and Full Deck Poker Solitaire.
Along with co-hosts Nada and Pat, Graeme is one of the founders of EGG, a Santa Cruz Electronic Game Gathering with the intentions of bringing together all facets of game lovers from developers, creators, researchers and players on a monthly basis in Santa Cruz California. Our next gathering is August 25 at NextSpace Santa Cruz at 6:00pm with special host, Limbic Software.
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