Sanctuary Woods

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Sanctuary Woods Multimedia, Inc. was a Canadian-American multimedia developer and third-party game publisher. It was one of the early multimedia companies developing products for CD-ROM distribution. The founders, Brian Beninger and Toni Beninger, were both experienced technologists who saw the potential for developing family-oriented and educational multimedia projects when Apple Inc. released Hypercard.

It published two games developed together with actress Shelley DuvallIt's a Bird's Life and It's a Dog's Life. It also published some well-known titles developed by Presto Studios.

Sanctuary Woods went out of business in 2001. [1]

Games published


  • Dennis Miller: It's Geek to Me
  • Dennis Miller: That's News to Me
  • It's a Bird's Life



Games developed

Victor Vector & Yondo

Victor Vector & Yondo is a series of games published by Sanctuary Woods starring a superhero-like main character called Victor Vector, with a side-kick St. Bernard dog called Yondo. The games were published in the 1990s and had an educational spin to them. They were among the first CD-ROM games to be targeted at children.

  • Victor Vector & Yondo: The Cyberplasm Formula
  • Victor Vector & Yondo: The Hypnotic Harp
  • Victor Vector & Yondo: The Vampire's Coffin
  • Victor Vector & Yondo: The Last Dinosaur Egg



Computer Gaming World in 1993 described Victor Vector & Yondo as "Heavy on the flash and light on the substance, this product is more of a talking comic book than a graphic adventure" and criticized the quality of the digitized speech.[2]


  1. "Company Overview of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation". Bloomberg. September 2015. p. 1. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  2. "Forging Ahead or Fit to be Smashed?". Computer Gaming World. April 1993. p. 24. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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