Difference between revisions of "Ocean Software"

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===Commodore 64===
 
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[[David Dunn]] and [[Fred Gray]] used their own drivers. [[Peter Clarke]] and [[Jonathan Dunn]] used [[Martin Galway]]'s driver. In 1988, [[Paul Hughes]] created ''Music Driver'' according to Dunn's needs. Over time, Dunn developed it further. [[Matthew Cannon]], [[Keith Tinman]] and [[Dean Evans]] used Music Driver as well.
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On early tapes, Ocean used [[Novaload]] and [[When a felon's not engaged in his employment|its example song]].
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[[David Dunn]], [[Martin Galway]] and [[Fred Gray]] always used their own drivers.
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[[Peter Clarke]] and initially also [[Jonathan Dunn]] used Galway's driver. In 1988, [[Paul Hughes]] created ''Music Driver'' according to Dunn's and [[Gari Biasillo]]'s wants. Over time, Dunn developed it further, and [[Matthew Cannon]], [[Keith Tinman]] and [[Dean Evans]] used it as well.
  
 
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* [[Dean Evans]] - Composer and sound designer.
 
* [[Dean Evans]] - Composer and sound designer.
 
* [[Fred Gray]] - Composer and sound designer.
 
* [[Fred Gray]] - Composer and sound designer.
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* [[Gari Biasillo]] - Composer and foley artist.
 
* [[Jonathan Dunn]] - Composer and sound programmer.
 
* [[Jonathan Dunn]] - Composer and sound programmer.
 
* [[Keith Tinman]] - Composer and sound designer.
 
* [[Keith Tinman]] - Composer and sound designer.

Revision as of 05:19, 23 May 2020

Ocean Software Ltd.
Ocean Software.png
Founded 1984
Closed 1998
Headquarters Manchester, England

Ocean Software Ltd., often referred to simply as Ocean, was a very influential British gaming company. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, they were one of the largest video game companies and published games on nearly every console and computer architecture of the time. Ocean was acquired by Infogrames in 1996 and restructured and renamed to Infogrames UK in 1998.

During their NES development, none of the games they developed had credits. This could have possibly been at the request of Nintendo. However, Painting by Numbers would put credits in their games most of the time, and Special FX Software would put their developers' initials in the high scores.

Games

Music Development

Amiga

The composers at Ocean used OctaMED, a tracker for the Amiga.

Commodore 64

On early tapes, Ocean used Novaload and its example song.

David Dunn, Martin Galway and Fred Gray always used their own drivers.

Peter Clarke and initially also Jonathan Dunn used Galway's driver. In 1988, Paul Hughes created Music Driver according to Dunn's and Gari Biasillo's wants. Over time, Dunn developed it further, and Matthew Cannon, Keith Tinman and Dean Evans used it as well.

NES

Jonathan Dunn created the sound driver and the music was written in hexadecimal. The driver was licensed to Special FX Software and Painting by Numbers for an undisclosed amount of money.

SNES

The music was made on MEdit. The instruments were from the Korg M1, Ensoniq EPS16 and Roland U-110.

Audio Personnel

Links