Larry holdaway

Larry Holdaway.

Larry P. Holdaway is a programmer, artist, photograph and musician. He has worked at WayForward Technologies on several titles, performed additional programming on both Shantae and Shantae: Risky's Revenge and was a lead programmer on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.


Larry Holdaway studied music composition at the College of the Canyons, from where he graduated in 1994, and at the California Institute of the Arts in fine art[1] from 2006 to 2008.[2]


Holdaway worked from 1995 to 1997 at Weltronics Corp. as a software and technical design engineer, and then joined WayForward Technologies in 1999.[2] There he worked as a programmer, designer, artist and animator on several titles, including Shantae and Shantae: Risky's Revenge as an additional programmer and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as a lead programmer.[3] In 2010, he briefly left WayForward to join You Rock Digital as a software engineer[2] before coming back to WayForward in 2011.[4]

Holdaway is also a musician and photograph, among other artistic activities.[5]


This is a list of projects Larry Holdaway was involved in according to Metacritic, Moby Games, a google search over and his linkedin page.[6][3][7][8][2]


  • Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House: Bear's Sense of Adventure - programmer (1999)[9]
  • WWF Betrayal - lead programmer (2001)
  • Pacific Gunner - lead progammer (2001)
  • Shantae - additional programming (2002)
  • Ping Pals - network programmer, tools programmer (2004)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! - lead programmer (2005)
  • Justice League Heroes: The Flash - additional programming (2006)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab - lead programmer (2006)
  • X-Men: The Official Game - lead programmer (2006)
  • Contra 4 - game programmer (2007)
  • Space Chimps - game programmer (2008)
  • A Boy and His Blob - lead gameplay programmer (2009)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - additional programmer (2010)
  • Mighty Switch Force! - lead programmer (2011)
  • Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! - lead programmer (2012)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 - programmer (2013)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - lead programmer (2014)


  • Pacific Gunner - additional game design (2002)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! - level design (2005)
  • X-Men: The Official Game - level designer (2006)

Art and animation

  • Pacific Gunner - additional art (2002)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! - additional character animation (2005)
  • X-Men: The Official Game - boss animator (2006)


  • Xtreme Sports - sound effects (2000)


  • Pacific Gunner - additional manual info (2002)

Unspecified contribution

  • Sabrina the Animated Series: Zapped! (2000)
  • Sabrina the Animated Series: Spooked! (2001)
  • The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris (2002)
  • Super Trick Slalom (2002)
  • Highway 35 Drag Race (2003)
  • Rock 'n Roll Racing (2003)
  • Sigma Star Saga - contributor (2005)


External links

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