Incentive Software

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Incentive Software
Industry Video game industry
Successors Superscape
Founded 1983
Founders Ian Andrew
Headquarters Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Incentive Software Ltd. was a British video game developer and publisher founded by Ian Andrew in 1983. Programmers included Sean Ellis, Stephen Northcott and Ian's brother Chris Andrew. Later games were based around the company's Freescape rendering engine. The company was renamed Dimension International as it moved into the VR field with its next-generation Superscape VRT engine,[1][2] then later changed name again to Superscape.[3]

List of titles[edit]

The following games were published and/or developed by Incentive Software:

Year Title Platform
Amiga Atari ST Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 IBM PC compatible ZX Spectrum BBC/Electron Dragon 32
1983 Splat! No No Yes Yes No Yes[4] No Yes
1984 Millionaire No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
1984 Confuzion No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1985 Moon Cresta No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes[5] Yes
1986 The Ket Trilogy [6] No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1986 The Graphic Adventure Creator No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes[7] No
1986 Winter Wonderland No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes[5] No
1986 Dragon's Tooth No No No No No No Yes[5] No
1986 The Legend of the Apache Gold No No Yes Yes No Yes No No
1987 Driller [8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1988 The ST Adventure Creator No Yes No No No No No No
1988 Dark Side Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1988 Total Eclipse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1990 Castle Master Yes [9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1990 Castle Master II: The Crypt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1990 Total Eclipse II: The Sphinx Jinx No No Yes Yes No Yes No No
1991 3D Construction Kit[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1992 3D Construction Kit II[11] Yes Yes No No Yes No No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.infomaniacs.com/VR/VR-Virtually-Here.htm
  2. ^ http://www.cgw.com/Publications/CGW/2000/Volume-23-Issue-1-January-2000-/A-Star-Studded-Site.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PressReleases1999_1st/Mar99_WestinTokyo.html
  4. ^ This version was later ported to the Sam Coupe with enhanced graphics and sound.
  5. ^ a b c There is a version for the BBC Micro but not the Acorn Electron
  6. ^ Contained Mountains of Ket, Temple of Vran and The Final Mission
  7. ^ Released as text-only The Adventure Creator for the Acorn Electron
  8. ^ Released as Space Station Oblivion in the United States
  9. ^ Amiga version has some differences in maps and enigmas compared to the 8 bit version (C64, ZX Spectrum, CPC Amstrad)
  10. ^ Released as Virtual Reality Studio in the United States
  11. ^ Released as Virtual Reality Studio II in the United States

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