Greetings. I am interested in history of videogames and their founders. Where it is possible to learn history about company Imagine (purchase? by Ocean), Denton Designs, Canvas. (I see site bruceongames)
I worked at Ocean Dentons and Canvas, so I could be able to help.
Yes, but how you remember it and how it actually was is somewhat different, if watching the videos of your byte-back interviews is any indication. You do seem to set yourself on a pedestal - contributing to all of the major successes of the developer/publisher, while fighting all of the injustices single-handedly. I think you ought to keep some of your 'memories' in check as a number of your anecdotes were bordering on defamation. Personally, I don't give a toss if you want to take credit for certain work that wasn't yours, but by doing so you insult those who actually WERE responsible.
"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
Certainly Denton has been in demand. Apart from Gift from the Gods and Shadowfire, the list of credits includes World Series Baseball for Imagine 84, Spyhunter for US Gold, and, yet to be released, Roland Rat.
All is correct? These games are made by Denton Designs for ZX Speccy?
Who has made (code, muzik, gfx) Street Sports Basketball and World Class Leaderboard for Amiga, C64/128, DOS?
The companies have existed: Imagine 1982-1984 Denton 1984-1995? Canvas 1986-1991?
Now I make the table (Excel) softography for Imagine/Denton/Canvas/Steve Cain, Ian Weatherburn, John Gibson and Mike Follin. I can place the table (that that is made) and I ask the help to correct discrepancies in it. Thanks very much.
For Commodore Amiga: Wizard Warz and Iron Hand (Canvas developer?). For Atari ST: World Class Leader Board (Canvas ?).