Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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OCEAN Software was founded in Manchester in 1983.

The company headquarters were located on Central Street in Manchester city centre.

Originally named Spectrum Software, the initial title caused some confusion due to the similarly named ZX Spectrum.

As a result of this, Spectrum Software became Ocean Software.

Their first releases included Digger Dan, High Noon, Moo Alert, Gilligan's Gold and The Hunchback.

In 1985, Ocean Software began developing TV and movie licensed games, most notably Rambo, Short Circuit, Miami Vice and RoboCop.

Ocean software went on to become one of the biggest game developers during the late 1980s and 90s.

Further releases included Batman, Rambo II and The Addams Family.

Ocean developed games for many different systems including the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and Amiga as well as video game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive and Sony PlayStation. …

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