Domark Software

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Domark Software
Type Private
Industry Video games
Fate Acquired
Successors Eidos Interactive
Founders Dominic Wheatley
Mark Strachan
Headquarters London, United Kingdom[1]

Domark Software was a video games software house based in the United Kingdom. The name was derived from the given names of its founders, Dominic Wheatley and Mark Strachan. Domark developed and published many games for home computers during the 1980s.

The company's first released was the 1984 title Eureka!, an adventure game created by Ian Livingstone, which was notable for offering a £25,000 prize to the first person to completely solve the game. In 1995, Domark merged with Eidos Technologies, Simis and Big Red Games to form the Eidos Interactive group. Eidos Interactive later acquired U.S. Gold which included Core Design.

In 1998, Simis bought itself out of the group and became Kuju Entertainment.

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Where are they now?[edit]

Ian Livingstone is still with Eidos/SCi. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Bright Things PLC and was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for "Services to the Computer Games Industry" in the New Years Honours List 2006.[2]

Elizabeth Harvey has moved to the US and following the death of her husband has remarried the past chairman of investment bank Morgan Grenfell, Andrew Alvin. She, through her previous husband who was killed in a helicopter accident in 1999, was awarded a (Dame of the Order of the British Empire) for "Services to the Computer Games Industry" in the New Years Honours List 2001.

Mike McGarvey, former CEO of Eidos Technologies, was the COO of OnLive.[3]

Notable computer game producer, James Poole, once with Domark, runs the UK office of WMS Gaming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/company/domark-software-ltd MobyGames - Domark Software Ltd.
  2. ^ http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7659 Ian Livingstone Awarded OBE For Game Services
  3. ^ http://blog.onlive.com/tag/mike-mcgarvey/ Archive for Mike McGarvey.

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