Posts tagged with “Adventure International”

Armored Patrol

Armored Patrol was one of the most popular TRS‑80 games, described by Owen Linzmayer in Creative Computing as “a classic in every sense of the word.” It was distributed by Adventure International and written by Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman, the first of their games for the TRS‑80. Unlike their other Adventure International games, Armored Patrol was never ported to any other computers.

Armored Patrol was based on the arcade game Battlezone, released by Atari in 1980.

The Eliminator

The Eliminator, distributed by Adventure International, was an adaptation of the arcade game Defender, released by Williams Electronics in 1980.

Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon, written by Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman, was one of the most popular games for the TRS‑80. It was released in 1982 by Adventure International, which also sold versions for other computers:

the Apple II version, written by John Anderson, was released in 1982.

the Atari 400/800 version, written by Russ Wetmore (Star Systems Software), was released in 1982.

the TRS‑80 Color Computer version, written by Jim Hurd (Coniah Software), was released in 1983.

Rear Guard

The original version of Rear Guard was written by Neil Larimer for the Apple II.

Starfighter

Starfighter, written by Sparky Starks, falls somewhere between an arcade game and a simulation. Far more than a shoot-em-up game, the incredibly detailed scenario in Starfighter lends itself to a game that can be played for hours. Although a unique game, Starfighter has some similarities to Star Raiders, a 1979 game for the Atari 800 that was written by Doug Neubauer. Sparky Starks later wrote a version of Starfighter for the Atari 400/800 using the name Destiny: The Cruiser.

Games by Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman

Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman wrote some excellent games for the TRS‑80 from 1981 to 1983, including Sea Dragon and Armored Patrol. In 1995, Wayne Westmoreland released all of those games into the public domain. You can download the disk of games here: AIGAMES.ZIP

Here is a description, written by Wayne Westmoreland in 1995, for each file on the disk.