David Shannon Morse

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Dave Shannon Morse
Born(1943-04-15)April 15, 1943
DiedNovember 2, 2007(2007-11-02) (aged 64)
Tonka Toys
Crystal Dynamics

David Shannon Morse (April 15, 1943 – November 2, 2007)[1] was the cofounder of Amiga.[2] In 1982, he left Tonka Toys (where he was Vice-President of Marketing) and became the Chief Executive Officer at Hi Toro, Inc.,[3] which he co-founded and which later that year morphed into Amiga, Inc. which he led through the development of the Lorraine Project (a codename inspired by David's wife Lorraine), ultimately, the Amiga 1000 computer. In the 1980s he was a software manager at Epyx, a video game developer and publisher where he helped to create the Atari Lynx, being credited with designing the graphics chip.[2] In 1992 Morse would help co-found Crystal Dynamics with Judy Lange and Madeline Canepa,[4] a video game developer famous for their extensive library.


  1. ^ "David Morse Obituary". Legacy.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2022. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Nintendo's island state of a stand at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago couldn't stop Atari stealing the limelight with their amazing hand-held video game machine". ACE Magazine. August 1989. p. 26. Retrieved 11 August 2018 – via archive.org.
  3. ^ Chronology of Amiga Computers from IslandNet.com
  4. ^ Miller, Matt (December 14, 2010). "The History Of Crystal Dynamics". Game Informer. Retrieved September 14, 2022.