Robert Vieira

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Robert Vieira
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Aliases Bob Vieira

Robert Vieira is an American composer and sound designer. He attended the University of California, Berkeley. He started working on video games in 1981 when he worked at Atari. He originally wrote the music to a few of their Atari 2600 titles, and later went on to compose for several Atari Lynx video games. In 1984, he left Atari and would later go on to work for Epyx a couple years later. For three years, he wrote music and sound effects for some of their computer games. In 1991, Vieira went on to work for The 3DO Company, not only doing audio design, but also working as a game producer. Vieira left the company in 1996. In 1998, he worked for LeapFrog, but didn't write audio for their systems.

Since 1997, Vieira has been operating his own business, Arieiv Consulting. The company works on several aspects of game design including project management and audio design.

Music Development

Atari 2600

Vieira had to code his own sound driver in assembly language.

Commodore 64

On The Games: Summer Edition (C64), Vieira used SPL by Chris Grigg.

Lynx

Vieira said this about creating music and sound effects for the Atari Lynx:

We developed music on the Amiga computer because the creators of Lynx also created the Amiga computer. There was a sort of primitive media program that could take my midi files and translate them into a data table for the platform. The sound driver hardware was done by Dave Needle and the software partly by Chris Grigg. A funny thing is that Dave claimed he didn’t like music and so he apologized for the music limitations of the Lynx. We corrected that in the 3DO.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1983-??-?? Sorcerer's Apprentice (A26)
1984-??-?? Crystal Castles (A26)
1984-??-?? Gremlins (A26)
1984-??-?? Millipede (A26) With Andrew Fuchs.
1984-??-?? Barbie (C64)
1985-0?-?? G.I. Joe (C64)
1985-0?-?? Summer Games II (C64)
1986-0?-?? Super Cycle (C64)
1986-??-?? The Movie Monster Game (C64)
1987-??-?? Gremlins (A52)
1987-??-?? Summer Games (A26) Composer?
1988-0?-?? The Games: Summer Edition (C64) With Chris Ebert and Chris Grigg.
1988-??-?? The Games: Summer Edition (A2) With Chris Ebert and Chris Grigg.
1988-??-?? The Games: Summer Edition (DOS) With Chris Ebert and Chris Grigg.
1988-??-?? The Games: Winter Edition (A2) With Steve Baker, Chris Ebert, and Chris Grigg.
1989-??-?? Blue Lightning (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1989-??-?? California Games (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1989-??-?? Chip's Challenge (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1989-??-?? Electocop (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1990-??-?? Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1991-??-?? Checkered Flag (LYNX)
1991-??-?? Warbirds (LYNX)
1992-??-?? Batman Returns (LYNX)
1992-??-?? Rampage (LYNX) With Alex Rudis.
1993-??-?? Escape from Monster Manor (3DO) (バーチャル・ホラー 呪われた館)
1993-??-?? Gates of Zendocon (LYNX)
1994-??-?? Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO) (ジュラシック・パーク インタラクティブ) Sound Effects
1994-??-?? Station Invasion (3DO)
1995-03-02 Zhadnost: The People's Party (3DO) Additional Sound Design
1995-??-?? Killing Time (3DO) (閉ざされた館)
1996-10-31 3DO Games: Decathlon (W16)
1996-??-?? Star Fighter (3DO) With Jeffrey Bihr, Spark Studios
1996-??-?? Star Fighter (MAC) 3DO Credits: With Jeffrey Bihr, Spark Studios
Unreleased Zoo Keeper (A26)

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