Virgin Interactive

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Virgin Interactive
Founded 1983
Closed 2003
Headquarters London, England, UK
Other Names
  • Arcadia Systems
  • Virgin Games
  • Virgin Mastertronic
  • Virgin Interactive Entertainment
  • Avalon Interactive

Virgin Interactive Entertainment was the video game publishing division of British conglomerate the Virgin Group. It also had operations in the US, and it was best known for remembered games, like Cool Spot, Disney's Aladdin, The Lion King, and Westwood's titles from 1992 until its US operations sale to Electronic Arts in 1998.


Music Development


For its first game developed by Virgin, Spot: The Video Game (NES), used Ken Moore's driver from Sculptured Software. Virgin provided two sound drivers. One that was programmed by Charles Deenen was used in M.C. Kids (NES). The other, that was possibly programmed by Ed Magnin, and composed by Tommy Tallarico was used in Color a Dinosaur (NES).


The company is using an audio driver from Chip Level Designs. For The Jungle Book (SNES), the company is using a driver created by Steve Aguirre.


The company is using GEMS. For some of its developed games, it often used Shaun Hollingworth's driver.


For two of its games Caesars Palace (GB) and Prince of Persia (GB), it used a driver created by Ed Magnin.


Most of the time, Virgin used Shaun Hollingworth's sound driver. Matt Furniss is the only person to do the music.

Audio Personnel