Arc Developments

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Arc Developments
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Founded 1988
Headquarters UK

Arc Developments (not to be confused with the Japanese developer Arc System Works) was a British game developer founded by Chris Coupe, Byron Nilsson, Paul Walker, and Richard Underhill in 1988 after they had disbanded from Elite. They are known for converting computer games to home consoles. The company rarely put credits in their games, but it is unknown why. Arc Development's most popular game was Johnny Bazookatone. The company closed its doors in 1998, just 10 years after its opening.


Music Development


Mark Cooksey used his own custom format except for the game Forgotten Worlds, which uses its own sound engine. Martin Walker also used his own sound engine. Andi McGinty used ProTracker. It is unknown how Justin Scharvona made his music.


Andi McGinty was the only composer to make music for Arc Developments' MS-DOS games. According to Arc programmer Julian Scott, he programmed a sound driver in which Andi's MIDI files were converted to his sound engine.


Mark Cooksey programmed a sound driver and MIDI files were converted to his engine. The game Hurricanes (SMD) seems to use a different engine than Mark Cooksey's.


Mark Cooksey created the sound driver and MIDI conversion tools. He would use Logic and Notator for his music.

Audio Personnel