Alex DeMeo

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Alex DeMeo
Alex DeMeo - 03.jpg
Born 1963-03-27
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases Alex De Meo

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 Absolute 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. Initially he started off programming the NES and Game Boy sound driver when Imagineering was developing NES and Game Boy games, but Stuart Ross upgraded the drivers and enhanced its audio and SFX quality (having the same directional path as Rare when Mark Betteridge upgraded Chris Stamper's NES driver).

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

Audio Development

Commodore 64

DeMeo developed and used SoundMaker and MusicMaker, parts of Garry Kitchen's GameMaker.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-??-?? Garry Kitchen's GameMaker (C64) With Stephen Gaboury.
1988-0?-?? Crossbow (C64)
1988-0?-?? Pete Rose Baseball (A26)
1989-07-23 Double Dragon (A26)
1989-??-?? Double Dragon (A78)
1989-??-?? Ikari Warriors (A78)
1989-??-?? A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia (NES)
Audio Director
1990-??-?? Heavy Shreddin' (NES)
Audio Director
1990-??-?? Race America (NES) Audio Engineering
1990-02-?? Destination Earthstar (NES)
Audio Director
1990-04-?? Ghostbusters II (NES)
Audio Director
1990-10-?? Battle Tank (NES) Audio Director
1990-11-09 A Boy and His Blob In... The Rescue of Princess Blobette (GB) Audio
1991-02-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants (NES) Audio Engineering
1991-03-?? Super Scrabble (GB) Audio Engineering
1992-10-?? Amazing Tennis (SNES)
1992-12-?? Swamp Thing (NES) Sound Effects?
1992-??-?? Mouse Trap Hotel (GB)

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