Mike Berlyn

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Michael (Mike) Berlyn

Name: Michael "Mike" Berlyn

Born: 1949

Computer-related contributions

  • American video game designer and writer.
  • Co-founder of game company Eidetic, which later became Sony Bend.
  • Founder of Cascade Mountain Publishing, an ebooks and interactive fiction publisher.
  • Helped design Grok the Monkey (aka Carnival of Death), The Art of Murder, Zen Ball, Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I., and Zork: The Undiscovered Underground video games.

Significant publications

  • Eternal Enemy (1990).
  • Blight as Mark Sonders (1981).
  • Crystal Phoenix (1980).
  • The Integrated Man (1980).


"Programming a game is infinitely simpler than writing a book. With a game, you see the results. With a book, it travels alone through time."