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This subcommunity consists of game designer Heather Kelley's electronic records regarding the development of the "smart toy" computer game, Redbeard's Pirate Quest (code name "Argh"). The game was released by Zowie Interactive in 1999. Human Code, Inc. (HCI) completed the software development and application programming interface (API), with Heather Kelley as the producer. The production of this game was unique in that it was initiated by Zowie, who wanted to showcase their hardware development and had already developed a prototype. The development cycle was a short nine months as HCI and Zowie worked concurrently. During software development by HCI, Zowie further refined the game's unique toy pirate ship controller technology.

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All digital files created for the game Redbeard's Pirate Quest represent the intellectual property of the LEGO Company, or the inheritor of Zowie Intertainment's intellectual property (Zowie being the original publisher of Redbeard's Pirate Quest). Proprietary application files used by the Redbeard developers represent the intellectual property of the creators of those applications. Due to copyright considerations, the Center for American History must restrict access to such files to the Center's reading room, unless permission has been acquired by the copyright holder or the source code has been made openly available. Project Documentation files completed by Rebecca Holte, Will Martin, and/or Caitlin Bumford as part of Dr. Pat Galloway’s Spring 2009 course, INF392K - Problems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records, are protected under: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license, available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.


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