Alex DeMeo

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Alex DeMeo
Alex DeMeo - 1.jpg
Born March 27, 1963 (Age 50)
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality American   USA.svg

Alex DeMeo began his career as a programmer for Activision in 1984. He designed some of his own games and ported other popular games to systems like the Atari 2600 and 7800. In 1989, DeMeo moved with a couple other Activision employees to Acclaim Entertainment, where he became part of the in-house development team, Imagineering, Inc. There, DeMeo continued to develop and design games and occasionally help with the audio. However, due to the nature of the Imagineering, Inc., most of the games DeMeo worked on were awful movie tie-ins, though he did manage to work on several more creative titles like A Boy and His Blob, Flight of the Intruder, and Battle Tank. When Imagineering closed down in 1994, DeMeo left the video game industry for good.

When Jim Wallace joined Imagineering, Alex mentored him on creating audio drivers for the Super Nintendo.

Music Development

NES

Only two composers worked for Imagineering; Mark Van Hecke and Scott Marshall. They would compose their music using Dr. T's KCS for the Atari 1040ST as MIDI files. Then the files were converted to Alex's sound driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1989-07-23 Double Dragon (A26)
1989-??-?? A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia (NES) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Double Dragon (A78)
1989-??-?? Ikari Warriors (A78)
1990-??-?? Heavy Shreddin' (NES) Sound Driver
1990-??-?? Race America (NES) Audio Engineering
1990-02-?? Destination Earthstar (NES) Sound Driver
1990-04-?? Ghostbusters II (NES) Audio Director
1990-10-?? Battle Tank (NES) Sound Driver
1990-11-09 A Boy and His Blob In... The Rescue of Princess Blobette (GB) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (NES) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Flight of the Intruder (NES) Sound Driver
1991-02-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants (NES) Audio Engineering
1991-03-?? Super Scrabble (GB) Audio Engineering
1991-11-?? Space Shuttle Project (NES) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? Barbie (NES) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Fisher Price: Firehouse Rescue (NES) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Ghoul School (NES) Sound Driver
1992-10-?? Amazing Tennis (SNES)
1992-12-?? The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES) Sound Driver
1992-12-?? Swamp Thing (NES) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Mouse Trap Hotel (GB)
1993-09-?? Star Trek: The Next Generation (NES) Sound Driver
1993-11-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! (NES) Sound Driver

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