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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Taylor Brown Videogame Collection, ca. 1979-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Taylor
Title: Brown, Taylor, Collection
Dates: ca. 1979-1990
Abstract: Materials consist mostly of pre-1990 videogame hardware, software, and documentation, including copies of games made by Brown himself.
Accession No.: AR 2007-272
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Brown worked as a software engineer at NCSoft from 2005 until 2008 and at Microsoft’s Digital Anvil Studios from 2001 to 2005. He has contributed to such games as Tabula Rasa, FreeLancer and Auto Assault.

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Scope and Contents

Materials consist mostly of pre-1990 videogame hardware, software, and documentation, including copies of games made by Brown himself.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Taylor
Subjects (Organizations)
NCSoft
Digital Anvil Studios
Microsoft
Subjects
Video games
Video games--Design
Video games industry
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

Forms part of the UT videogame archive

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Taylor Brown Videogame Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zach Vowell.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
Processing Hardware
Atari 800XL [2]
NEC color monitor
Atari 1050 floppy disk drive [missing power cord]
Indus GT floppy disk drive
Astra Systems floppy disk drive
Atari 1030 modem
Atari 850 interface module
Power cords and connection wires
Radio Shack TRS-80
Radio Shack TRS-80 video display monitor [2]
VR-Data floppy disk drive
Computer City floppy disk drive
[Unknown make] floppy disk drive
Exatron stringy floppy disk drive
box
2007-272/1 Radio Shack TRS-80
Exatron stringy floppy disk drive
Power cords and connection wires
box
2007-272/2 Published videogames
Game Cartridges
Crossfire, Sierra On-line Inc. [Atari 8-bit], 1981
Defender, Atari [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Galaxian, Atari [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Kaboom!, Activision [Atari 8-bit], 1983
MasterType: The Typing Instruction Game, Scarborough Systems, Inc. [Atari 8-bit], 1983
MegaMania, Activision [Atari 8-bit], 1983
box
2007-272/3 5.25" floppy disks
The Arcade Machine, Broderbund Software [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Bruce Lee, Datasoft Inc. [Atari 8-bit], 1984
Castle Wolfenstein, Muse Software [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Facemaker, Spinnaker Software [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Frogger, Sega [Atari 8-bit], 1981
Gruds in Space, Sirius Software [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Infocom [Atari 8-bit], 1984
L.A. SWAT/Panther, Mastertronic, Inc. [Atari 8-bit], 1988
Lode Runner, Broderbund Software [Atari 8-bit],
Mail Order Monsters, Electronic Arts [Atari 8-bit], 1986
Mastertype: The Typing Instruction Game. Lightning Software [Atari 8-bit], 1981
PuzzlePanic, Epyx [Atari 8-bit], 1984
Seven Cities of Gold, Ozark Softscape [Atari 8-bit], 1984
Shadow World, Synapse Software [Atari 8-bit]
Spy vs. Spy, First Star Software [Atari 8-bit], 1984
Summer Games, Epyx Computer Software [Atari 8-bit], 1984
Threshold, On-Line Systems [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Wavy Navy, Sirius Software [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Instruction booklets
Demon Attack, Imagic [Atari 2600], 1982
Pac-Man, Atari [Atari 2600], 1981
Megamania ("Notes from a Nightmare"), Activision [Atari 8-bit], 1983
KABOOM!, Activision [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Warlords, Atari [Atari 2600], 1981
Frogger, Sega [Atari 8-bit], 1981
The Arcade Machine, Broderbund Software [Atari 8-bit], 1982
StarTropics [incomplete], Nintendo [NES], 1990
MasterType: The Typing Instruction Game, Lightning Software [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Broadway, Softside Publications [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Shadow World, Synapse Software [Atari 8-bit], 1983
ZORK I [instructions & map], Infocom [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Zaxxon, Datasoft Inc. [Atari 8-bit], 1983
Galaxian, Atari [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Defender, Atari [Atari 8-bit], 1982
Brochures
"Our Circuits, Ourselves!: The Heroic Struggle of Micro-Americans to Be Free," promotional brochure published by Infocom, 1983
Game packaging and booklets
Koronis Rift, Epyx [Atari 8-bit], 1985
Leather Goddesses of Phobos, Infocom [Atari 8-bit], 1986
Empty game packaging
Gauntlet, Mindscape [Atari 8-bit], 1985
Videogames copied to disk
5.25" floppy disks
Karataka
Conan
Castle Wolfenstein / ZORRO
Skiing Construct Set / Realm of Impossibility
World Karate Championship / Zorro
Hardball!
Gruds in Space
Mission: Asteroid
My Chess
Racing Destruction
Indiana Jones
Andromeda
Chess 2000
Chopper/Hellcat/Floyd
Ninja
Surf's Up
Zaxxon
Dandy (Dungeons)
Dungeon Levels (Hard)
Alternate Reality: The City [Sides A & B]
Alternate Reality: Character Disk 1
Alternate Reality: The City [Sides C & D]
Alternate Reality: Character Backup Disk 2
Alternate Reality: Character Backup Disk
Alternate Reality: City [Sides A & B]
In Search of the Most Amazing Thing [Parts 1 & 2]
Mask of the Sun [Parts 1 & 2]
Mask of the Sun [Parts 3 & 4]
Jupiter Mission - 1999 [Sides 1 & 2]
Jupiter Mission - 1999 [Sides 3 & 4]
Pinball Construction / Demos
Space Shuttle / Face Maker
Karateka / Kennedy Approach
M.U.L.E. / D-Bug
Spy vs. Spy II
Mail Order Monster
Summer Games
ZORK II / ZORK III
Ultima III
Summer Games
Xtal / Spy vs. Spy 2
Sir Galahad / SPRONG
Chess / Checkers
Dragon Riders of Pern / Scrolls of Abadon
Spelunker / Battalion Commander
Caverns of Mars / Castle Wolfenstein
Championship Lode Runner
Lode Runner / Solo Flight
"Games III" [unidentified]
"Games - 1" [unidentified]
Parlor Games [Novatari]
Arcade Look-Alikes [Novatari]
Action! Games [Novatari]
Games: Slime, Flak, Bolderdash, Hero, Free Sectors
Pole / Zaxxon
The Leather G of Phobos
Dungeons & Dragons (w/ Blue*Dot Library game notes)
box
2007-272/2 Cassette tapes
Blackjack / Backgammon [2]
Stringy floppy disks
Othello
Easy Does It
Pilot / Level III / CFetch / Forth / Artist
Level III
Sargon 2 / Invaders / Life / Taidan / Starwar / Slot / Baseball
Startrek (Basic) / Sargon / NLOS / Slot Machine (Basic) / Snake Eggs / Android Nim
box
2007-232/3 Instruction documents [photocopied]
box
2007-272/3 Star Raiders
Zork I [map]
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz [map]
Zork III [map]
Invisiclues [for Zork I?]
Invisiclues for Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz
Zork III
Invisiclues for Zork III: The Dungeon Master
Dancing Demon [TRS-80]
box
2007-232/3 Instruction document [printed-out]
Guidebook to The City (Alternate Reality series)
N.Y.C. - The Big Apple Atari Version
Correspondence re: Dandy Dungeon
"Game Review #3: Eidolon"
Hardball!, NASA, 1986
The Halley Project, Mindscape, 1985
"Game Review #2: Hacker"
Karateka
"Game Review #1: Karateka"
Rap
Zorro Hints
Software / hardware manuals and reference guides
box
VGA Box #308 File Directories and game notes
BBS Directories, ca. 1985
box
Processing Books
Your Atari Computer: A Guide to Atari 400/800 Personal Computers
Atari XL User's Handbook

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