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'''APh Technological Consulting''' was an engineering firm started in 1974 in Pasadena, California, by two Caltech students: Glenn Hightower and John Denker. [http://newspaperarchive.com/us/california/pasadena/star-news/1974/09-16/page-15] (APh is an abbreviation for applied physics. [http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/31865216/]) In 1976, APh was hired by Mattel to help design the Intellivision system. They also developed the operating system and the first games. [http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/people/companies.html]
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Several members of APh left in 1982 and started [[Cheshire Engineering]] after a dispute over profits from developing Mattel's "M Network" line of Atari 2600 games. [http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/people/companies.html]
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Online resources (see [[#Links|Links]])
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===2600===
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*''Adventures of Tron'' [Hal Finney, Glenn Hightower]
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*''Air Raiders'' [Larry Zwick]
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*''Armor Ambush'' [Hal Finney]
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*''Astroblast'' [Hal Finney]
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*''Dark Cavern'' [Hal Finney]
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*''Frogs and Flies'' [David Rolfe]
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*''International Soccer'' [Kevin Miller]
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*''Lock 'n' Chase'' [Bruce Pedersen]
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*''Sea Battle'' / ''High Seas'' (unreleased) [Larry Zwick, Bruce Pedersen]
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*''Sharp Shot'' (unreleased) [Jeff Ronne]
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*''Space Attack'' [Hal Finney, Bruce Pedersen]
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*''Super Challenge Baseball'' [David Rolfe]
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*''Super Challenge Football'' [Ken Smith]
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*''Tron Deadly Discs'' / ''Deadly Discs'' [Jeff Ronne, Brett Stutz]
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===Intellivision===
 
===Intellivision===
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*''ABPA Backgammon'' / ''Backgammon'' [Kevin Miller]
 
*''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain'' [Tom Loughry]
 
*''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain'' [Tom Loughry]
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*''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasures of Tarmin'' [Tom Loughry]
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*''Adventures of Tron'' (unreleased) [Peter Kaminski]
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*''Air Battle'' (unfinished)
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*''Air Strike'' (unfinished) [Peter Kaminski]
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*''Arcade'' (unfinished)
 
*''Armor Battle'' [Chris Kingsley]
 
*''Armor Battle'' [Chris Kingsley]
 
*''Auto Racing'' [Larry Zwick]
 
*''Auto Racing'' [Larry Zwick]
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*''Baseball II'' / ''All-Star Major League Baseball'' (became ''World Championship Baseball'', an INTV release prepared by Quicksilver Software) [Dan Dickerson]
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*''Basketball II'' (unfinished) [Scott Bishop]
 
*''Boxing'' [Tom Loughry]
 
*''Boxing'' [Tom Loughry]
 
*''Brickout!'' (unreleased) [Rich O'Keefe]
 
*''Brickout!'' (unreleased) [Rich O'Keefe]
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*''Checkers'' / ''Draughts'' [David Rolfe]
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*''Demo Cartridge'' (1980)
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*''Demo Cartridge'' (1982)
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*''The Electric Company: Math Fun'' [Kimo Yap]
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*''The Electric Company: Word Fun'' [Kevin Miller]
 
*''Explorer'' (unfinished)
 
*''Explorer'' (unfinished)
 
*''Frog Bog'' [Peter Kaminski, Tom Soulanille]
 
*''Frog Bog'' [Peter Kaminski, Tom Soulanille]
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*''Horse Racing'' [Chris Hawley]
 
*''Land Battle'' (unreleased) [Glyn Anderson]
 
*''Land Battle'' (unreleased) [Glyn Anderson]
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*''Las Vegas Craps'' (unreleased)
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*''Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack'' [David Rolfe]
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*''Las Vegas Roulette'' [John Brooks]
 
*''Major League Baseball'' / ''Baseball'' [David Rolfe]
 
*''Major League Baseball'' / ''Baseball'' [David Rolfe]
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*''More of Theirs'' (unreleased) [John Brooks]
 
*''NASL Soccer'' / ''Soccer'' [Kevin Miller]
 
*''NASL Soccer'' / ''Soccer'' [Kevin Miller]
 
*''NBA Basketball'' / ''Basketball'' [Ken Smith]
 
*''NBA Basketball'' / ''Basketball'' [Ken Smith]
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*''NHL Hockey'' / ''Hockey'' [Ken Smith]
 
*''NHL Hockey'' / ''Hockey'' [Ken Smith]
 
*''PGA Golf'' / ''Golf'' [Scott Bishop]
 
*''PGA Golf'' / ''Golf'' [Scott Bishop]
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*''Reversi'' [Greg Favor]
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*''Royal Dealer'' [Rich O'Keefe]
 
*''Sea Battle'' [Ken Smith]
 
*''Sea Battle'' [Ken Smith]
 
*''Sharp Shot'' [Frank Evans]
 
*''Sharp Shot'' [Frank Evans]
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*''Space Armada'' [John Brooks, Chris Hawley]
 
*''Space Battle'' [Hal Finney]
 
*''Space Battle'' [Hal Finney]
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*''Star Strike'' [Hal Finney, Brett Stutz]
 
*''Sub Hunt'' [Tom Loughry]
 
*''Sub Hunt'' [Tom Loughry]
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*''Takeover'' / ''Empire'' (unreleased) [Jeff Ronne]
 
*''Tennis'' [Gavin Claypool]
 
*''Tennis'' [Gavin Claypool]
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*''Test Cartridge''
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*''TV Powww!'' games (later released as ''Sharp Shot'')
 
*''Triple Action'' [Rich O'Keefe]
 
*''Triple Action'' [Rich O'Keefe]
 
*''U.S. Ski Team Skiing'' / ''Skiing'' / ''Alpine Skiing'' [Scott Reynolds]
 
*''U.S. Ski Team Skiing'' / ''Skiing'' / ''Alpine Skiing'' [Scott Reynolds]
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===Intellivision Keyboard Component===
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*''BASIC Programming Language'' [Ken Smith]
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*''Chartcraft Stock Analysis'' (unreleased) [Kevin Miller]
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*''Conversational French'' [Hal Finney, Chris Kingsley]
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*''Demo Cassette''
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*''Jack LaLanne's Physical Conditioning'' [Hal Finney]
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*''Jeane Dixon Astrology'' (unreleased) [Kevin Miller]
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*''Spelling Challenge''
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===VIC-20===
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*''Mission X'' (unreleased)
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==Links==
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*[https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aintellivisionlives.com+%22aph%22 Official Intellivision website]
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*[http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/interviews/david_rolfe/interview_david_rolfe.html Scott Stilphen interview with programmer David Rolfe]
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*[http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/interviews/hal_finney/interview_hal_finney.html Scott Stilphen interview with programmer Hal Finney]
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[[Category:Companies]]

Latest revision as of 05:01, 2 May 2018

APh Technological Consulting was an engineering firm started in 1974 in Pasadena, California, by two Caltech students: Glenn Hightower and John Denker. [1] (APh is an abbreviation for applied physics. [2]) In 1976, APh was hired by Mattel to help design the Intellivision system. They also developed the operating system and the first games. [3]

Several members of APh left in 1982 and started Cheshire Engineering after a dispute over profits from developing Mattel's "M Network" line of Atari 2600 games. [4]

Research Methods: Online resources (see Links)

2600

  • Adventures of Tron [Hal Finney, Glenn Hightower]
  • Air Raiders [Larry Zwick]
  • Armor Ambush [Hal Finney]
  • Astroblast [Hal Finney]
  • Dark Cavern [Hal Finney]
  • Frogs and Flies [David Rolfe]
  • International Soccer [Kevin Miller]
  • Lock 'n' Chase [Bruce Pedersen]
  • Sea Battle / High Seas (unreleased) [Larry Zwick, Bruce Pedersen]
  • Sharp Shot (unreleased) [Jeff Ronne]
  • Space Attack [Hal Finney, Bruce Pedersen]
  • Super Challenge Baseball [David Rolfe]
  • Super Challenge Football [Ken Smith]
  • Tron Deadly Discs / Deadly Discs [Jeff Ronne, Brett Stutz]

Intellivision

  • ABPA Backgammon / Backgammon [Kevin Miller]
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain [Tom Loughry]
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasures of Tarmin [Tom Loughry]
  • Adventures of Tron (unreleased) [Peter Kaminski]
  • Air Battle (unfinished)
  • Air Strike (unfinished) [Peter Kaminski]
  • Arcade (unfinished)
  • Armor Battle [Chris Kingsley]
  • Auto Racing [Larry Zwick]
  • Baseball II / All-Star Major League Baseball (became World Championship Baseball, an INTV release prepared by Quicksilver Software) [Dan Dickerson]
  • Basketball II (unfinished) [Scott Bishop]
  • Boxing [Tom Loughry]
  • Brickout! (unreleased) [Rich O'Keefe]
  • Checkers / Draughts [David Rolfe]
  • Demo Cartridge (1980)
  • Demo Cartridge (1982)
  • The Electric Company: Math Fun [Kimo Yap]
  • The Electric Company: Word Fun [Kevin Miller]
  • Explorer (unfinished)
  • Frog Bog [Peter Kaminski, Tom Soulanille]
  • Horse Racing [Chris Hawley]
  • Land Battle (unreleased) [Glyn Anderson]
  • Las Vegas Craps (unreleased)
  • Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack [David Rolfe]
  • Las Vegas Roulette [John Brooks]
  • Major League Baseball / Baseball [David Rolfe]
  • More of Theirs (unreleased) [John Brooks]
  • NASL Soccer / Soccer [Kevin Miller]
  • NBA Basketball / Basketball [Ken Smith]
  • NFL Football / Football [Ken Smith, Glyn Anderson]
  • NHL Hockey / Hockey [Ken Smith]
  • PGA Golf / Golf [Scott Bishop]
  • Reversi [Greg Favor]
  • Royal Dealer [Rich O'Keefe]
  • Sea Battle [Ken Smith]
  • Sharp Shot [Frank Evans]
  • Space Armada [John Brooks, Chris Hawley]
  • Space Battle [Hal Finney]
  • Star Strike [Hal Finney, Brett Stutz]
  • Sub Hunt [Tom Loughry]
  • Takeover / Empire (unreleased) [Jeff Ronne]
  • Tennis [Gavin Claypool]
  • Test Cartridge
  • TV Powww! games (later released as Sharp Shot)
  • Triple Action [Rich O'Keefe]
  • U.S. Ski Team Skiing / Skiing / Alpine Skiing [Scott Reynolds]

Intellivision Keyboard Component

  • BASIC Programming Language [Ken Smith]
  • Chartcraft Stock Analysis (unreleased) [Kevin Miller]
  • Conversational French [Hal Finney, Chris Kingsley]
  • Demo Cassette
  • Jack LaLanne's Physical Conditioning [Hal Finney]
  • Jeane Dixon Astrology (unreleased) [Kevin Miller]
  • Spelling Challenge

VIC-20

  • Mission X (unreleased)

Links