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Calculator Central Intelligence Agency (CCIA) was a programming group for the TI-89 graphing calculator.
They were one of the TI sites got hosting through Dimension-TI.
The CCIA group had a few notable assembly-based projects that they were working on including Pokemon 89, Zelda 89, BomberBoy 89, and Metroid 89. Their projects were quite sophisticated, featuring high-quality graphics, amazing attention to detail, and fun gameplay. In addition, both Zelda 89 and Bomberboy 89 were featured on ticalc.org in respective news articles (see Zelda 89 article and BomberBoy 89 article). None of their projects progressed beyond a mere demo (with the exception of Bomberboy 89), however, as the member working on the project either stopped communicating with or just completely quit the group.
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- List of their important milestones (founding, important programs, etc.)
The group originally started out as Elliot Olney's personal website ("Elliot's Web Page") where he hosted his TI-Basic programs. In Spring 1998, he decided to form a programming group. The name he came up with was Calculator Central Intelligence Agency (CCIA), a pun based off of the infamous United States federal government organization called Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He then recruited some members off of the Internet, and thus began the group.
Scott Noveck was a member of CCIA for a while, before he became disgruntled that nobody else in the group was making any programs or even knew assembly, and he decided to quit the group and joined Assembly Coders Zenith (ACZ) instead.
CCIA was interviewed by Shaun McCormick of TI-Files in their October 1998 newsletter.