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Ocean Software

April 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 136 - Ocean Software

 

We look at the company Ocean Software.  The company was founded by David Ward and Jon Woods as Spectrum Games, and was later renamed to Ocean Software.  The company specialized in a mail order business harnessing the best of the bedroom coder scene in Brittan to produce ports of popular arcade titles.  In fact the initial offering of the company were clones of Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger, and Missile Command.  The company continued to grow as Ocean Software expanding into licensed games including popular properties such as Platoon, Robocop, and Jurassic Park.  However the company was unable to compete with larger companies on the global stage.  This lead to their purchase by Infrogrames during that company's rapid expansion.  However after a few years of semi-autonomy Ocean Software ceased to be in the late 90's. 

 

TCW 017 - The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Hardware: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-hardware/

TCW 018 - The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-software/

TCW 064 - The Rise and Fall of Infogrames Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/rise-and-fall-of-infogrames-part-1/

TCW 065 - The Rise and Fall of Infogrames Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-rise-and-fall-of-infogrames-part-2/

ZX Spectrum Road Frog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJhyfaxlZk

ZX Spectrum Monster Muncher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dflb09D-Y80

TCW 103 - Elite Systems: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/elite-systems/

Arcade Hunchback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o5nh-URiJA

ZXS pectrum Hunchback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANDJ_wOArCU

Krusty Burger Olympic Sweepstakes Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5siZ3Z2j77Q

Krust Burger Olympic Sweepstakes Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZJ-_mS-_XQ

Arcade Konomi Track and Field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcE8qzTdHo

Daley Thompson's Decathlon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKbLbkvwACA

Commercial Breaks (Imagine and Ocean Software): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9BsZCifgU

ZX Spectrum - Renegade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka-j7q2aTIk

ZX Spectrum Target Renegade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79oCOlTITg0

ZX Spectrum Platoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsZzTsvQU28

C64 Platoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBz8GsKIu-E

Amiga Platoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkd2NGEWbk

ZX Spectrum Robocop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8SyQ_rQKQ

Amiga - Batman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM2SCzt73s0

TCW 073 - Adventuring in the Arcade: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/adventuring-in-the-arcade/

SNES Adam's Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SxxqeSYhjU

Amiga Jurassic Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Axn02dmaMo

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

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