Charles Deenen

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Charles Deenen
Born 1970-01-15
Birth Place Holthees, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch   Netherlands.svg
Aliases C. Deenen, Charles Deenan

Charles Deenen began programming computers in 1983 on a Commodore PET. Around 1985 he wrote a C64 sound-driver, which gave him the tools necessary to form an audio company with Jeroen Tel called Maniacs of Noise. Deenen taught Jeroen how to write music on the NES. In 1991, he moved to the USA and started working for Interplay Entertainment as their audio director. Deenen worked briefly for Shiny / Atari in 2002. In 2003, Deenen moved to Canada to work as the senior audio director for Electronic Arts.

Music Development


Charles programmed a sound driver and wrote the music on the NES in 6502 assembly code, using a monitor on the NES. M.C. Kids was the only game to use his sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1988-??-?? Hawkeye (C64) Music, Mix-E-Load and sound-FX
1988-??-?? Battle Valley (C64) With Jeroen Tel.
1988-??-?? Scorpion (C64) Sound FX
1988-??-?? Zyron (C64)
1989-??-?? Stormlord (AMI) With Jochen Hippel.
1989-??-?? Stormlord (C64) With Jeroen Tel.
1990-03-10 Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (DOS) With George Sanger.
1990-??-?? Death Trap (AMI)
1990-??-?? Golden Axe (C64) Sound Effects
1990-??-?? Inve$t (C64) Sound FX
1990-??-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (DOS) With Kurt Heiden.
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (C64) With Jeroen Tel.
1991-??-?? The Bard's Tale Construction Set (DOS) With Jim Sproul.
1991-??-?? M.C. Kids (NES)
1991-??-?? Omar Sharif on Bridge (DOS)
1991-??-?? Out of This World (A2GS) With Jean-François Freitas.
1992-??-?? Battle Chess 4000 (DOS) SFX
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AMI)
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AST)
1992-??-?? Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (DOS) Sound Effects & Voice Editing with Rick Jackson, Brian Luzietti, and Larry Peacock.
Voice Directing with Michael McConnohie and Bill Dugan.
1993-04-29 The Lost Vikings (SNES)
1993-11-20 Claymates (SNES) Music with Brian Luzietti.
Sound Effects and Audio Production
1993-??-?? Castles II: Siege & Conquest (CD32)
1993-??-?? The Lost Vikings (AMI)
Arranged by Allister Brimble.
1993-??-?? The Lost Vikings (DOS) With Allister Brimble, Dave Bean, Rick Jackson, Alan Prem Selaar and Glenn Stafford.
1994-10-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)
1994-11-?? Out of This World (SNES) With Jean-François Freitas and Éric Chahi.
1994-??-?? The Lost Vikings (GEN) Arranged by Matt Furniss.
1994-??-?? Out of This World (3DO) (アウターワールド) Music Mastering and Editing
1998-10-?? Caesars Palace II (PS1) Sound Design & Mixing/SoundFX Recordist
2000-06-16 Caesars Palace 2000: Millennium Gold Edition (PS1) Audio Director
2003-03-?? The Lost Vikings (GBA) Original Music from SNES version.

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