Robert Allen

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Robert A. Allen
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Aliases Robert Allen

Robert A. Allen is a American former video game composer, programmer and producer.

Allen started composing at around age 5, but does not consider himself gifted; instead, he had to work hard in order to come up with something that sounded right.

Shortly after getting his first PC, he downloaded Jill of the Jungle (DOS) from a BBS and was immediately impressed with the almost life-like 256 colors and Dan Froelich’s music. After reading the game's "Calling All Programmers and Artists" page, he simply phoned the developer's president, Tim Sweeney, who suggested Allen send him an audio cassette. Sweeney liked the music and promised to let Allen know once a project needed music.

In the meantime, Allen began composing for ImagiSoft. After 9 months, Sweeney had him try out demos of Traffic Department 2192 (DOS) and Dare to Dream and offered him to work on them.

Around 1994, Allen was running the software company Safari Software. As of 2012, he is married with five children and makes music for fun in his free time only. He has been a senior engineer on a digital content licensing marketplace.

Music Development

DOS

Allen initially composed FM music using MIDI and later digital music using an unknown tracker.

W16

Allen used WinJammer.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1992-??-?? Chinese Checkers (DOS) (Version 2.0)
1993-??-?? Dare to Dream Part One: In A Darkened Room (W16)
1993-??-?? Dare to Dream Part Two: In Search of the Beast (W16)
1993-??-?? Dare to Dream Part Three: Christian's Lair (W16)
1993-??-?? Redhook's Revenge (DOS)
1993-??-?? Silverball (DOS)
1993-11-?? Epic Pinball (DOS)
1994-??-?? Jazz Jackrabbit (DOS)
1994-??-?? Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM (DOS)
1994-??-?? The Color Wizard (DOS)
1994-??-?? Traffic Department 2192 (DOS)
1994-??-?? Wari (DOS)
1994-12-03 Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1994 (DOS)
1995-??-?? Extreme Pinball (DOS)
1995-??-?? Tyrian (DOS) Additional Sound FX
1995-09-28 Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995 (DOS)
1998-??-?? Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (W32) Additional Music

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