Odyssey Software

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Odyssey Software
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Founded 1987
Closed 1995
Headquarters Eastham, Massachusetts, USA

Odyssey Software was a US game developer that produced games for the Commodore Amiga and unlicensed games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company was founded by Art V. Cestaro III. According to Art, Nintendo had already given out all of their licenses so Odyssey had no other choice but to make unlicensed games. The company only made eight games and all of their NES games were published by American Video Entertainment. Odyssey developed three other games for the NES; Backgammon, Cue Stick, and Poker, but they were never released since Odyssey went out of business.


Games


Music Development

NES

Mike Smith was the only composer to compose music for Odyssey's NES games. Mike would compose MIDI files on his keyboard, which would then be converted to Odyssey's sound driver written by George Rucker. Art Cestaro would tell Mike Smith what kind of music he'd want in each game.

In the game Moon Ranger, Mike Smith used Color Dreams' sound driver written by Dan Lawton, in which the music was written in Music Macro Language.


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