Rick Dyer (video game designer)
|Occupation||Video game designer, writer, realtor|
|Known for||Dragon's Lair|
Rick Dyer is an American video game designer and writer best known for creating Dragon's Lair. He founded RDI Video Systems, the developer of Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, and also Thayer's Quest, which was a conversion kit for Dragon's Lair.
Dyer is also known for being the person responsible for RDI Video System's Halcyon gaming console, named after the 2001: A Space Odyssey AI 'HAL 9000'. He also appeared on multiple news networks for the technological advances the LaserDisc system offered between 1983 and 1985 as the figurehead for RDI systems. Despite the TV appearances and being branded as 'David' among videogame companies in a David and Goliath comparison, Rick Dyer Industries (RDI) Systems went out of business in 1985 and the console was never to achieve commercial success.
|Thayer's Quest a.k.a. Kingdom: The Far Reaches||Yes||Creator||Yes|
|1996||Kingdom II: Shadoan||Yes||Creator||Yes|
- Google Books
- Awn.com Archived August 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "Thayer's Quest". Dragon's Lair Project.
- "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
- "RDI Halcyon on TV from March 1985".
- "Rick Dyer and Halcyon - from 1983 1984 - RDI from TV".
- "Rick Dyer's Polygon Article".
- Apple Tree Realty
- Rick Dyer , Agent • Julian, CA
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