Paragon Five

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Paragon Five
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Founded 1999
Closed 2004
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other Names
  • Paragon 5

Paragon Five was a game development company based in Chicago, Illinois and in Kraków, Poland. It was founded in 1999 by Paul Bragiel and closed in 2004. They are best known for developing the Paragon 5 GameBoy Tracker (or "Beyond Tracker"), a tool for creating chiptune music for the Game Boy Color, and for the game Project S-11.


This table also lists all the games that credit Paragon 5.

Released Title Sample Notes
1999-??-?? Paragon 5 Music Demo (GBC) Music Player.
2000-03-01 Telefoot Soccer 2000 (GBC) (Mia Hamm Soccer Shootout) Music Player.
2000-04-21 Drymouth (GBC)
Music Player.
2000-04-30 Mean Mr. Mustard (GBC)
Music Player.
2000-09-25 Q*Bert (GBC)
Music Player.
2000-09-25 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: 2nd Edition (GBC)
Music Player.
2000-12-08 M&M's Minis Madness (GBC)
Music Player.
2000-12-29 LEGO Stunt Rally (GBC) Music Player.
2000-??-?? G.B. Flyer (GBC) Audio Programming.
2001-01-03 Project S-11 (GBC)
Music Player.
2001-03-21 ESPN National Hockey Night (GBC) Music Player.
2001-06-14 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (GBC)
Music Player.
2001-06-29 Hands of Time (GBC) Music Player.
2001-09-26 Trouballs (GBC) Music Player.
2002-01-02 Karnaaj Rally (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-02-08 David Beckham Soccer (GBC)
Music Player.
2002-02-21 Micro Machines (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-03-29 X-Bladez: Inline Skater (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-03-31 The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-05-?? RoboCop (GBC) Music Player.
2002-06-02 Shantae (GBC)
Music Player.
2002-10-07 David Beckham Soccer (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-11-08 Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-11-11 Godzilla: Domination! (GBA)
Music and Sound Driver.
2002-12-12 Magi Nation (GBA) (マジャイネーション) Music and Sound Driver.
Arranged Jerry Lim's music.
2002-12-16 Hardcore Pinball (GBA) Music and Sound Driver.
2003-04-08 Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride (GBA) Music.
2004-03-15 Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (GBA) Additional Music.
2005-04-19 Worms World Party (NGAG) Music.
2005-09-06 Rebelstar: Tactical Command (GBA)
2005-09-20 The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree (GBA)
Unreleased Dark Eden (GBA) Music and Sound Driver.
Unreleased GB Rally (GBC) Music Player.
Unreleased Infinity (GBC) Music Player.
Unreleased Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution (GBA)
Reused music and sound effects from Godzilla: Domination! (GBA) (demo version only).
Sound Driver.

Music Development

Game Boy Color

Stéphane Hockenhull developed Paragon 5 GameBoy Tracker (aka Beyond Tracker), which used in their scores for games. Outside of company, this tracker has also been used by composers such as Andrew Lemon, Eric Hache and Vanni Miele.

Game Boy Advance

Stéphane Hockenhull developed GBASS Sound Driver, a modified version of their GBC sound driver, which used in their games. This driver was licensed to various developers such as The Code Monkeys, Eurocom, WayForward, One Man Band, Rival Dreams and Matahari Studios.

On Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride, Wojciech Zytkowiak-Wenzel used custom sound driver by Graphic State.

For his later scores, Jake Kaufman used Nintendo's MP2K sound driver.

Audio Personell