Guide to the Harpoon game series collection M2556

Gurudarshan Khalsa
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Harpoon game series collection
source: Gilman, Don R.
Identifier/Call Number: M2556
Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (6 manuscript storage boxes, 4 record storage boxes, and 1 half manuscript storage box)
Physical Description: 52.38 gigabyte(s)
Date (inclusive): 1984-2010

Content Description

The Harpoon game series collection consists of software and design materials documenting the history of the Harpoon, Sub Battle Simulator, War Patrol, PT-109, and Orbiter game series, including related business and marketing records from Advanced Gaming Systems, Inc. and Kesmai Inc. The materials include reports, invoices, royalty statements, licensing agreements, reviews, newspaper clippings, publicity, correspondence, manuals, logbooks, notebooks, memorandums, and computer games.

Biographical / Historical

This collection documents the history of the Harpoon computer wargame series. Harpoon is a naval and air warfare simulator computer game produced by Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. The first version of the game was made for DOS and released in 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Harpoon game series collection, M2556, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Paging:

Page from library catalog:https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/14125687

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Computer games
Computer games -- Design.
Computer games -- History.
Naval training
war -- Computer simulation.
Naval art and science -- Computer games
Video games.
Gilman, Don R.

Box 1, Folder 1

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. material - letters, contracts, royalty statements (1 of 2) 1990-1997

Box 1, Folder 2

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. material - letters, contracts, royalty statements (2 of 2) 1990-1997

Box 1, Folder 3

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. contract revisions 1987-1989

Box 1, Folder 4

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. contract materials 1987-1988

Box 1, Folder 5

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. licenses 1991-1994

Box 1, Folder 6

Three Sixty Pacific, Inc. business plan 1993

Box 2, Folder 1

Alliance Interactive Software, Inc. - Command at Sea 1994-1998

Box 2, Folder 2

Alliance Interactive Software, Inc. - Harpoon 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 3

Alliance Interactive Software, Inc. - special projects 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 4

CompuServe 1987-1988

Box 2, Folder 5

Digital Illusions, Inc. 1986-1989

Box 2, Folder 6

Lawsuit versus Intracorp 1997

Box 2, Folder 7

Intracorp (1 of 2) 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 8

Intracorp (2 of 2) 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 9

Kesmai Corporation 1990-1994

Box 2, Folder 10

Larry Bond, Game Designer's Workshop, general legal 1987-1998

Box 3, Folder 1

Syscon 1984-1995

Box 3, Folder 2

Syscon - Navtag 1987

Box 3, Folder 3

Sphere Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 1986-1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Enhance Naval Warfare Gaming System (ENWGS) 1996-2002

Box 3, Folder 5

Snapshot 1989

Box 3, Folder 6

Harpoon - copyright and trademarks 1988-1994

Box 3, Folder 7

Harpoon - professional 1993-1995

Box 3, Folder 8

Harpoon - military marketing 1988-1992

Box 3, Folder 9

Navy marketing 1987-1991

Box 3, Folder 10

United States Naval Institute 1991-2002

Box 3, Folder 11

Harpoon - military 1992-1994

Box 4, Folder 1

United States Air Force conference 1993

Box 4, Folder 2

Harpoon - Royal Navy, Sir John 'Sandy' Woodward 1992-1994

Box 4, Folder 3

Advance Gaming System, Inc. (AGSI) - Australian Government Department of Defense 2002-2007

Box 4, Folder 4

Harpoon royalties 1990-1994

Box 4, Folder 5

Advertising invoices and examples 2004

Box 4, Folder 6

Exports 2002-2009

Box 4, Folder 7

Contractors 2001-2010

Box 4, Folder 8

Contracts 1990-2005

Box 4, Folder 9

Contracts 1994-1999

Box 4, Folder 10

Contracts 1987-1994

Box 4, Folder 11

Military contracts 1987-1991

Box 4, Folder 12

Wargame contracts 1987-1990

Box 4, Folder 13

Harpoon testimonials 1990-1995

Box 5, Folder 1

Historical - reviews and clippings 1988-1997

Box 5, Folder 2

Harpoon testers

Box 5, Folder 3

Graphic support

Box 5, Folder 4

Logistics

Box 5, Folder 5

Alliance - Harpoon battleset revisions 1989-1995

Box 5, Folder 6

Harpoon - GIUK Gap

Box 5, Folder 7

Harpoon - battlesets and scenarios

Box 5, Folder 8

Harpoon design

Box 5, Folder 9

Harpoon design log

Box 5, Folder 10

Harpoon design

Box 5, Folder 11

Logbook 1986-1988

Box 5, Folder 12

Project notes

Box 5, Folder 13

Timesheets

Box 6, Folder 1

Harpoon 3 GIS 2002

Box 6, Folder 2

Harpoon 4 1992-1997

Box 5, Folder 3

TNH (The Next Harpoon) 2004

Box 6, Folder 4

Harpoon newsletters 1989-1992

Scope and Contents

Titles include Harpoon Sitrep; and Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence - Harpoon Users' Group.
Box 6, Folder 5

PT109 design

Box 6, Folder 6

Shards of Spring royalties 1988-1991

Box 6, Folder 7

Red Storm Rising 1986

Box 6, Folder 8

Destroyer - instruction manual 1986

Box 6, Folder 9

War Patrol - Kesmai Studios 1997

Box 6, Folder 10

Computer Sciences Corporation - Naval Warfare Gaming System 1987

Box 7

Harpoon map source

Box 8, Item 1

Warlock, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1988

Box 8, items 2-4

FileRescuePlus, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. (three copies) 1987

Box 8, Item 5

Harpoon, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1989

Box 8, Item 6

PT Boat, Digital Illusions 1987

Box 8, Item 7

Sub Battle Simulator, Digital Illusions 1994

Box 8, Item 8

TacOps, Arsenal Publishing, Inc. 1994

Box 8, Item 9

Dark Castle, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1987

Box 9, Item 1

Harpoon II: Battleset 2: WESTPAC, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1995

Box 9, Item 2

Harpoon Designers' Series II, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1993

Box 9, items 3-5

Harpoon II, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1994

Box 9, Item 6

Harpoon: Scenario Editor, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1990

Box 9, items 7-8

Harpoon: Classic, Alliance 1994

Box 9, Item 9

Harpoon: Battleset 2: North Atlantic Convoy, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1990

Box 9, Item 10

Harpoon: Battleset 3: Cold War, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1995

Box 9, Item 11

Harpoon, Game Designers' Workshop (board game) 1987

Box 9, Item 12

Developer's agreement: Syscon (floppy disk)

Box 9, Item 13

USNI master (floppy disk)

Box 9, Item 14

Harpoon 1.5: new battleset res files (floppy disk)

Box 10, Item 1

Shard of Spring, Strategic Simulations, Inc. 1987

Box 10, Item 2

Sands of Fire, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1989

Box 10, items 3-4

V for Victory, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1991

Box 10, Item 5

V for Victory: the Russian Front, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1992

Box 10, Item 6

Theatre of War, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1992

Box 10, Item 7

Patriot, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1992

Box 10, items 8-9

Megafortress, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1991

Box 10, items 10-11

Blue Max, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. 1990