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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Chuck "Chuckles" Bueche videogame collection, 1980-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bueche, Chuck (Chuckles)
Title: Chuck "Chuckles" Bueche videogame collection
Dates: 1980-1989
Abstract: Materials consist mostly of pre-1990 videogame hardware, software, and documentation, including copies of games Chuck Bueche made himself.
Identification: camh-arc-003995
Extent: 13 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Chuck Bueche is a videogame designer who helped create the Ultima series. In 1981, he founded his company, Craniac Entertainment, and published his games Lunar Leepers, Jawbreaker II, and Laf Pak. In 1983, Bueche founded the videogame company Origin Systems, Inc., with Richard Garriott, his college roommate at the University of Texas, as well as Robert and Owen Garriott. In the Ultima games, Bueche appeared as the court jester, earning the nickname "Chuckles."

Bueche left Origin Systems in 1988 and returned to the University of Texas to complete his degree in electrical engineering. He has subsequently been employed in technology and management positions with Velocity, Xatric, and Dell Computer.

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Scope and Contents

The Chuck "Chuckles" Bueche videogame collection consists of game development materials, mostly of pre-1990 videogame hardware, software, and documentation, including copies of games Bueche made himself.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some materials in the UT Videogame Archive requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bueche, Chuck (Chuckles)
Garriott, Richard
Corporate Names
Origin Systems, Inc.
Subjects
Video games industry
Video games--Authorship

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chuck "Chuckles" Bueche Videogame Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2013-272

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, August 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

box
2013-272/1 Computer hardware and software documentation, including Apple II, Prosel, DOS, and Lisa, circa 1980-circa 1989

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box
2013-272/2 Computer software documentation, primarily Commodore, circa 1980-circa 1989

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box
2.325/AA13f [SRH1230010071] Gaming discs, 5 ¼", including Lunar Leepers, Ultima II, Space Race, and Tank Battle, circa 1981-circa 1988
Processing Information
Previously housed in box 2013-262/6. See holding record for complete inventory.

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box
2.325/AA13g [SRH1230010040] Gaming discs, 5 ¼", including Tank Battle, Ultima IV, Night Flight, and Dark Crystal, 1985-1988
Processing Information
Previously housed in box 2013-262/6. See holding record for complete inventory.

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Computer hardware circa 1980-circa 1989
Extent: 7 items (7 oversized boxes of computer hardware)

Processing Information
Computer hardware located in processing area SRH 2.324, shelving on west wall. See digital archivist for access.
Conditions Governing Access
See digital archivist for access.

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