I've been researching a development company called HomeComputer Software. In the course of said research, I found this old Chicago Tribune article about upcoming Sparrow products. Since you have to pay to read the article, I only managed to grab this sentence:
According to InfoWorld, HCS had a joint-venture agreement with Sparrow. I assume HCS would have developed these (just like The Music Machine), while Sparrow would market and distribute them.
I know I'm replying to a very old post, but I just stumbled on this forum and thought I'd give a little insight into these two games.. Arkyology and David and Goliath.
Back in 1982 - 1984 I worked for Enter-Tech Ltd. We developed video games, coin-op, cartridge, and gambling as well. We developed a few games for the Atari 2600.
We had the contract to develop Arkyology, and David and Goliath for the 2600 back in 1983.
I and my co-worker George Hefner were the programmers on the Arkyology project. My co-worker Rick Harris was the lead on the David and Goliath project, Andy Teague helped. Barb Ultis did the graphics for both games.
The games required a cartridge board that handled ROM banking. The final games fit inside 8k bytes. Arkyology was finished and ready for release, I don't think David and Goliath was ever finished.
Arkyology was about Noah's ark. The player controlled 'Noah' and the goal was to feed the animals on the Ark. The game showed three floors separated by ladders that contained animal stalls. Each level had two parts. First was to run around and open all of the animal stalls, the second was to 'feed' each of the animals. Of course, there were obstacles. There were birds flying past, alligators running on the floors, and a couple others if I remember right. Each level sped up with more obstacles.
David and Goliath was about David. First he was a shepherd and the goals was to herd the sheep. Ultimately David was to meet and fight Goliath. David and Goliath was never finished as the company who contracted us ran out of money and couldn't pay (as I recall).
btw: I have a game rom of Arkyology... probably the only one still in existence.