An Evening with Ocean Software

Founded in 1984, Ocean Software became one of the largest European video game developers/publishers of the 1980s and 1990s, developing dozens of games for a variety of systems.

They become one of the best developers, with the early gamers (such as me), spending hours playing their games on the likes of the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST and the Amiga.

They were one of the first companies to secure the deals to make games based on film licenses, with games such as Rambo, Short Circuit and Cobra, as well as the TV show Miami Vice, and also the classic RoboCop which spent about a year on the top of the charts.

Their back catalogue also includes games such as Chase HQ, Daley Thompson’s Decathlon, Matchday, The New Zealand Story, Operation Wolf and many more.

For a unique event three legendary individuals, Simon Butler, Mark Jones and Stephen Thompson, who were at Ocean right from the start, will be talking about what it was like to work for this iconic company back in the day. There will also be a Q&A and a chance for you to get your classic Ocean games signed!

The Centre will also be open late after the talk and will have all the old Ocean favourites out for you to play on the original systems. Feel free to bring along some drinks and nibbles.

The event is on Saturday 14th May.  The Centre will open for the evening at 6pm.  The talk will begin at 7pm and will close at 10pm. You can book your tickets here.

This Article was written by: Lee Smith

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