Music producer Paul de Senneville, who founded video game developer Delphine Software International, passed away at the age of 89. The French news outlet Le Trot reported on June 23 that de Senneville had died.
Delphine Records, named after his oldest child, was founded by de Senneville (born July 30, 1933) and his business partner, remembered music writer Olivier Toussaint, in 1974. As a natural progression from the record industry, he established Delphine Software International (DSI) in 1988.
Paul Cuisset oversaw DSI as its director. The studio was open from 1991 to 2004, and its output included such classics as “Shaq Fu” (1994) and “Another World” (1991).
Adeline Software International (named after his other kid), a spin-off studio of DSI, was founded with de Senneville’s help in 1993. Before it and its parent company went out of business in 2004, the studio had released a few video games, including the Little Big Adventure series.
Independent developer 2.21 paid tribute to de Senneville on Twitter, where they are setting up a remaster of Adeline’s Little Big Adventure. The designer put their thoughts in writing and sent them to Paul’s family. “Paul, you have done so much for the video game industry.
De Senneville’s career in music was limited to just two studios and nothing else. His compositions were performed by musicians like Richard Clayderman, Jean-Phillipe Audin, and Diego Modena between the late 1970s and 2004. He and Toussaint also composed film scores, such as the one for “Irreconcilable Differences” from 1984.
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Sad to say, Paul de Senneville, the man behind the ideas that became Delphine and Adeline, has passed away. His family has our best wishes.
We appreciate all that you’ve done for the video game industry, Paul. Hopefully you’re at peace now. Wishlist: insen’s Little Big Adventure (@ 2point21) on Steam, June 26, 2023