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Mark Stephen Pierce photo 2001

Pierce, circa 2001

Mark Stephen Pierce is one of the co-founders of MacroMind,[1] the predecessor of Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.[2]

Pierce entered the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the age of 14. During the 1980s, Pierce collaborated with Jonathan Gay on Dark Castle at Silicon Beach Software.[3] Pierce has since founded Super Happy Fun Fun, the publisher of Return to Dark Castle.[4]


  1. Marc Canter's Work and Careers by Chris Jacques, Intro. to Multimedia. Archived 2006-04-23.
  2. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  3. The making of Dark Castle : An excerpt from The Secret History of Mac Gaming by Richard Moss, Gamasutra. 2018-03-22.
  4. Mac Classic Updated – Return to Dark Castle by Christian Cawley, Device Magazine. 2011-02-27.

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