Charles Deenen

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Charles Deenen
Born 1970-01-15
Birth Place Holthees, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch   Netherlands.svg
Aliases C. Deenen, Charles Deenan

Charles Deenen began programming computers in 1983 on a Commodore PET. Around 1985 he wrote a C64 sound-driver, which gave him the tools necessary to form an audio company with Jeroen Tel called Maniacs of Noise. Deenen taught Jeroen how to write music on the NES. In 1991, he moved to the USA and started working for Interplay Entertainment as their audio director. Deenen worked briefly for Shiny / Atari in 2002. In 2003, Deenen moved to Canada to work as the senior audio director for Electronic Arts.

Music Development


Charles programmed a sound driver and wrote the music on the NES in 6502 assembly code, using a monitor on the NES. M.C. Kids was the only game to use his sound driver.


Released Title Sample
1988-??-?? Zyron (C64)
1988-??-?? Battle Valley (C64)
1988-??-?? Scorpion (C64)
1989-??-?? Stormlord (AMI)
1990-03-10 Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (DOS)
1990-??-?? Death Trap (AMI)
1990-??-?? Golden Axe (C64) SFX
1990-??-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (DOS)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (C64)
1991-??-?? The Bard's Tale Construction Set (DOS)
1991-??-?? M.C. Kids (NES)
1991-??-?? Omar Sharif On Bridge (DOS)
1992-??-?? Battle Chess 4000 (DOS) SFX
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AMI)
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AST)
1992-??-?? Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (DOS)
1992-??-?? Castles II: Siege & Conquest (CD32)
1993-11-20 Claymates (SNES)
1994-10-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)
1994-11-?? Out of This World (SNES)
1994-??-?? Out of This World (3DO)
1998-10-?? Caesars Palace II (PS1) Sound Design & Mixing/SoundFX Recordist
2000-06-16 Caesars Palace 2000: Millennium Gold Edition (PS1) Audio Director

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