Hello everybody, I do believe its 'Kev the bev' here. I haven't been called that since, well, I worked for Ocean way back in 1989-1991! I was sad to hear that Ocean is no more but its great to find this website. Here are a few of the people I remember working and laughing with:
Kane Valentine - I inherited many mannerisms from him. Of course I don't have them anymore! Steve Wahid - Beam me up Steve, where are you? Does anyone know? Stuart Wallace - a game-tester with me and Kane, his favorite trick at the Square Albert was to put his false eye in someone's drink when they went to the loo, ha ha! Paul Street - Elvis-loving electrician who was going out with a girl from upstairs. Matthew Cannon - we were friends at school before working at Ocean, and were friends after Ocean, but I've lost touch since then. Mat, I hear you're married, please get in touch if you wish.
There are, of course, more people than that but my memory is not what it was! Can anyone help me find these people, and remind me of others?
I see on the threads that you are looking for old footage of Ocean. I remember in my time there we played two football games against other software companies, one of them was taped (my skills were evident!!!!), does anyone have this tape, it would be great to see?
Finally I must say that my time at Ocean was mostly great - it was the 'time of my life'. Whats this about a reunion? How do I find out about it?
Post by leedowthwaite on Oct 13, 2006 8:23:36 GMT -5
This prompted me to check out the Ocean listing in Friends Reunited. Here's a name.... Lee Dowthwaite!!! Anyone else remember him?
Yeah, I remember him
Bit of a shock to find this after what - 20 years (Jesus!) - especially since I'd never seen this site before I stumbled on it just now. I assume gary is Gary Bracey? Good to see so many familiar names here. Hope everyone's well.
I live in the sticks near Cambridge; wife, kids, dog. I'm not much involved in games these days - I say "much" because I'm very involved in developing mobile phone software, which occasionally involves some work on mobile gaming projects.
Bizarrely as I write this my iTunes shuffle has opted for The Smiths which is about as 1986 Manchester nostalgic as it is possible to get. I remember John Meegan playing "The Queen is Dead". Endlessly.
Post by Mark Jones Junior on Oct 14, 2006 4:49:22 GMT -5
I saw Ronnie Fowles a few years back right near the old Ocean building in Central St. He didn't look much different. I did a double take when I saw him, hadn't seen him for nearly 20 years! I didn't speak to him though.
"I often used to strip off and roll up in a ball at Ocean in the toilets and pretend to bounce around. I remember my boss finding me and asking what the hell I was doing and I just meowed at him." spaces.msn.com/members/mlucifersam/ I had the honour of working with Mark Corbridge 1974-2001 RIP