Code Mystics

Code Mystics
IndustryVideo games
FounderJeff Vavasour
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia

Code Mystics is a video game developer specializing in both the emulation and remastering of older video games for modern systems, and porting of indie titles.


Code Mystics was founded in 2009 by Jeff Vavasour. Prior to this, Vavasour served as CTO of Digital Eclipse Software from 1994 and founded the company's second studio in Vancouver in 1997;[1] Digital Eclipse's focus was on emulation of old arcade games for modern hardware. Digital Eclipse Software merged with ImaginEngine in 2003 to become Backbone Entertainment, which later merged with several other small developers to form Foundation 9 Entertainment in 2005, which Vavasour served on as executive vice president for Canadian Operations. In 2006, Vavasour left Foundation 9 to become a consultant in the industry, but later sought for form Code Mystics, inviting former employees from Digital Eclipse to join him to continue to develop modern emulations of classic software title.[2][3]

After some digital releases in 2009 including web-based Atari arcade games and a DSiWare version of Dragon's Lair, Code Mystics' first-released boxed title was Atari's Greatest Hits Volume I for the Nintendo DS, released in 2010.[2][4] It subsequently has developed titles for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, TV Games, and HTML5.[4]


  1. ^ Vavasour, Jeff (December 29, 2009). "General History of Jeff's Emulators".
  2. ^ a b Sims, Tony (February 14, 2011). "GeekDad Interview: Jeff Vavasour – Founder and CEO of Code Mystics". Wired. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Code Mystics Inc. - Company". Code Mystics. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Code Mystics Inc. - Games". Code Mystics. Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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