Bruce Tomlin lives in Austin, Texas.
Bruce is most related to old computer systems, but
also to Atari and Sega Genesis, where he from 2004 to 2007 made the game
Bruce is a clever programmer, and he can handle
several OS and Applications for computers.
One of his first projects was to optimize the old Colecovision video game system.
Bruce has also made PCB boards for Atari and Genesis
Later, he among others also made a joystick tester.
Code for both can be found on his website.
Bruce was also the one who made the schematic for the
ColecoVision Driving Module and ColecoVision Roller Controller.
In 2007 was he also the man who started up the big
game "The Black Onyx" for our ColecoVision.
The Black Onyx was almost ported from SEGA SG-1000 but some unfortunate
events led Bruce to abandon the project.
It is now up to Team Pixelboy to finish the job.
The game just needs to have its password system replaced with a EEPROM
A read/write routine, in addition to some beta-testing and minor bug
Eduardo Mello at OpCode games was first attached to the project in the
past, then Stephen Seehorn.
But one, who will be anonymous is the one that did the
The Black Onyx was released in 2013.
Bruce was in 2005 begun on a very big RPG project.
It promised fine but after 4 years of programming it had
unfortunately no interest anymore.
The RPG game was never named.
And as Bruce said in 2009:
"And for those who are thinking the question, the
chance of this ever making it to the Colecovision is pretty low.
zero, since a lot of the engine code has already been written".
|The unnamed RPG
prototyped vaporware game.
So whether the game will be resumed again
is unknown, but perhaps publishers will embrace it.
The newest from Mr. Tomlin's hand is Girls Garden.
Girls Garden is a SEGA SG-1000 translation.
Converted from the Japanese edition, and published through Team Pixelboy
However, I am not sure if Bruce ever has
programmed games for CollectorVision.
Webpage : website.
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