Bits Studios

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Founded 198?
Headquarters UK
Other Names B.I.T.S.
Bits Development

This is for the British game developer. For the Japanese game developer, see Bits Laboratory.

Bits Studios (not to be confused with the Japanese game developer Bits Laboratory) was a British game development company founded by Foo Katan. The company was known for making some good games, but was also known for developing rushed titles based on popular franchises at the time. The company developed some titles which were unreleased on NES, but were ported to GameBoy, such as Populous. Famous video game musician David Whittaker did the music for their NES games while Shahid Ahmad composed their SNES game soundtracks. The company continues to develop games to this day.


Music Development


The legendary David Whittaker was the only composer to do music for Bits's NES games. To do this, he programmed a sound driver and wrote the music in 6502 assembly language.


David Whittaker also composed the music for their early Game Boy games. Their later games on the system were composed for by Shahid Ahmad, who used his own sound driver.


Shahid Ahmad did the music for almost all of their SNES titles, using a sound driver he programmed himself.

Audio Personnel

The following composers worked at Bits Studios: