About

Upstairs Room Software

Upstairs Room Software originally came about back in the golden years of computer gaming, the 80s and early 90s, when the early gaming consoles like the Atari 2600 and 7800 were giving ground to home computers such as the Commodore 64 and Amiga 500.  A small group of friends from a quiet middle class neighborhood did a lot of game swapping and held mini ‘game conventions’ from time to time.  All had their computers located on the second floor of their homes, so it seemed logical at the time to nickname the group as “Upstairs Room Software”.

While there were a variety of home computers on the market during that time, such as the Atari ST and the Apple IIe to name a few, the Commodore home computers were the main systems owned by all the members of the gaming group.  The C64 and C128 saw most use between the years of 1985 and 1989, with all members upgrading to the Amiga 500 by 1989 or 1990.

By the middle to the end of the high school years between 1991 and 1993 things quieted down considerably for the group.  Some moved on to college, while some joined the military, and a few just seemed to vanish.  Ultimately all good things come to and end, though a few members stayed in touch over the years.

The Upstairs Room Software group name has been resurrected in 2016 by one of the original members, with the intent to create nostalgic themed and styled games that relate back to the simpler times of computer gaming, and to do so across a wide variety of operating systems.  Retro is in…

A special thanks must go out to the original four members from the early days:  Rook, Master, Blackthorne, and Bishop.  Thanks guys, you know who you are…