Awesome (video game)
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|Designer(s)||Martin Edmondson, Cormac Batstone|
|Artist(s)||Martin Edmondson, Cormac Batstone, John Harris|
|Composer(s)||Tim Wright, Lee Wright|
|Distribution||3 3½-inch floppy disks, CD-ROM|
Awesome is a science fiction action video game released by Psygnosis for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. It features a variety of gameplay styles, from overhead shooting to Asteroids-esque sequences, and a pre-rendered ray-traced intro sequence. The antagonist of the game is John Winner. Scenes and music from the game were featured in Psygnosis's later game Lemmings as in-jokes, in a Taxing rated level called "What an AWESOME level". The theme music for Awesome was composed by Tim Wright. The box art for Awesome was painted by science fiction artist John Harris.
References in other games
Graphics from Awesome were featured in one special levels in the original Lemmings game (Amiga, Mega Drive, PC, Super Nintendo, and Atari ST versions), called "A Awesome of a Level". These references were supported by cameo versions of the title music from each version, in this case both pieces were arranged by Tim Wright.