Elite Systems

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Elite Systems Limited
Founded 198?
Headquarters Walsall, West Midlands, England
Website bmginteractive.com
Other Names Motivetime, Ltd., Elite Systems, Cygnus

Elite was a British game development company founded by Brian Wilcox. They were known for their Commodore 64 games such as Airwolf, Commando, and Ghosts 'N Goblins. During their NES development, they didn't put credits in their games, but it is unknown why. The company also formed a division called MotiveTime, which paid the developers bonuses based on the company's profits, but as time went on, the profits decreased. Later, some former Elite staff members formed NMS Software.


Music Development

Commodore 64

Elite had a license to Novaload, a tape loading system which had its own music format where notes had to be entered in BASIC. Initially, Elite used the example tune, but by September 1985, one programmer had asked Mark Cooksey to arrange his favorite song, Living on Video, last heard in April 1986.

Audio Personnel

People who worked on more than one soundtrack for Elite are: