Amarillo Design Bureau

Amarillo Design Bureau

Infobox Company
company_name = Amarillo Design Bureau
company_
foundation = 1981
location = Amarillo, Texas,
United States
key_people = Stephen V Cole, President
industry = Games
revenue = $250,000 (Estimate)
num_employees = 5 (Estimate)
homepage = [http://www.starfleetgames.com/ starfleetgames.com]
footnotes = Source Dun & Bradstreet [cite web|url=http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_grxtkh |title=www.manta.com|Publisher=Dun and Bradstreet|accessdate=2008-01-08]

Amarillo Design Bureau is a company which specializes in tactical and strategic board wargames. The company is a successor to Task Force Games, [cite web|url=http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=879|title=Pyramid Interview: Stephen V. Cole|accessdate=2008-01-08] and is owned and operated by Steve and Leanna Cole, with partner Steve Petrick, and based in Amarillo, Texas. The company created and developed the series of games set in the Star Fleet Universe, under license from Paramount Pictures, [cite news|title=Space, The Familiar Frontier|first=Jim|last=McBride|work=Amarillo Globe News|url=http://www.amarillo.com/stories/030407/new_6972748.shtml] which includes the tactical combat games "Star Fleet Battles"citation
contribution=Star Fleet Battles
last=Nesmith
first=Bruce
title=Hobby Games The 100 Best
editor-last=Lowder
editor-first=James
pages=295–297
year=2007
publisher=Green Ronin Publishing
isbn=978-1-932442-96-0
] and "Federation Commander", the strategic-level game "Federation and Empire", the card-based tactical game "Star Fleet Battle Force" and the role-playing game "Prime Directive", as well as the future "General War" strategic game system. They also produce a large series of miniatures under the "Starline 2400" label, as well as the biannual "Captain's Log" magazine.

Games developed by Amarillo Design Bureau have influenced other game designers such as Taldren, Inc. and they have been used in the development of some video games. [cite book|title=Game Development and Production|first=Erik|last=Bethke|pages=p.11|isbn=1-556-22951-8|publisher=Wordware Publishing, Inc|year=2003 [http://books.google.com/books?id=m5exIODbtqkC&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=%22game+development+and+production%22+wordware+amarillo&source=web&ots=osHu0FbkUT&sig=StzgoSGZGmFy7nehvfLF7UYU0i4#PPA11,M1] ] [cite web|url=http://www.strategy-gaming.com/reviews/star_trek_starfleet_command/index.shtml|title=Star Trek Starfleet Command (Review)|last=Lieb|first=Steve|publisher=Strategy Gaming Online|year=2003|accessdate=2008-01-09] cite journal
title=Pyramid Pick: Starfleet Command"
url=http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/login/article.html?id=1219
journal=Pyramid (online)
publisher=Steve Jackson Games
last = Lucas
first=Andrew J.
date = 1999-11-12
accessdate=2008-02-20
]

References

External links

* [http://www.starfleetgames.com/ Official Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. site]
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