Factsheet

Publisher:
Top Meadow, Inc.
Based in Shaver Lake, California

Developer:
Game Dev Castle

Founding date:
June 2007

Website:
topm.com

Press / Business contact:
highsierra12@gmail.com

Social:
Twitter - Game Dev Castle
Facebook - Top Meadow
Facebook - Game Dev Castle

Releases:
Minigolf Blast
Puzzle Poker
Contraption Maker

Address:
41972 Rock Shelf Lane
PO Box 710
Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Phone:
-

Description

Top Meadow is an independent game developer founded by over 3 decade industry veteran Kevin Ryan.

History

Top Meadow's founder, Kevin Ryan, was one of the earlier developers for the Apple II computer. He was one of the four owners of Dynamix. He was the lead programmer on Arctic Fox which was the first original game for the Amiga computer. It was published by Electronic Arts. He has also had games published by Activision, Sierra, and Disney. Kevin has designed and programmed a large number of games for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, MS-DOS/Windows, XBox360, and Apple/Mac computers in a wide variety of languages ranging from 6502 machine code to C++. A few of his game titles are The Incredible Machine, Skyfox II, Rise of the Dragon, F-14 Tomcat, Heart of China, Marble Blast, Contraption Maker, and 3D Ultra Minigolf. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Computer and Information Science and currently lives in Shaver Lake, CA.

Projects


Videos

Minigolf Blast YouTube

Contraption Maker YouTube

Contraption Maker - Wonderstructs YouTube

Contraption Maker - Battling Cards YouTube

Puzzle Poker YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (7MB)
GameDevCastleLogo.png
MinigolfBlastZot.jpg
MinigolfBlastGoldenHills.jpg
SkyFox2.jpg
MinigolfBlastTitle.jpg
PuzzlePokerFiveHands.png
TheIncredibleMachine.jpg
ContraptionMaker.jpg
MinigolfBlastFirefall.jpg
ArcticFox.jpg
MinigolfBlastStonehengePond.jpg

There are far more images available for Top Meadow, Inc., but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (66KB)
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "The Incredible Machine" - Best iPhone/iPad Game, E3, 6 June, 2011
  • "Contraption Maker" - Best EdTech of 2014, graphite, 2014
  • "Arctic Fox" - One of 150 Best Games of All Time, Computer Gaming World
  • "Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions" - Family Game of the Year, Academy of Interactive Arts

Selected Articles

  • "Interesting People #25: Kevin Ryan on The Incredible Machine"
    - Craig Ritchie, Article
  • "Coding the Natural Laws of a Cartoon Universe"
    - Jourdan Arenson, Article
  • "A short personal history of Dynamix's adventure games"
    - Kevin Ryan, Adventure Classic Gaming

Contraption Maker
store.steampowered.com.

Minigolf Blast
store.steampowered.com.

Wonderstructs (Contraption Maker)
store.steampowered.com.

Battling Cards (Contraption Maker)
store.steampowered.com.

Puzzle Poker
store.steampowered.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Kevin Ryan
Founder

Brian Supple
Founder

Willa Ryan
Marketing

Peter Asper
Programmer

Sean Ryan
Programmer and 3D Artist

Contact

Press and Business Inquiries
highsierra12@gmail.com


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