Topologika

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Topologika Software Ltd was an independent British publisher of educational software. Established in Stilton, Cambridgeshire in 1983, the company spent most of its life in Penryn, Cornwall before moving to Brighton, Sussex. The company was dissolved at the end of June 2013. Its educational software continues to be sold by distributors REM via [1], and is still supported by Topologika's founder Brian Kerslake.

Many of its early products were interactive fiction adventure games taken on after Acornsoft was sold to Superior Software who only continued to release their arcade games. Two of its first releases were Countdown to Doom and Philosopher's Quest, written by Peter Killworth. The versions produced by Topologika were large scale improvements upon the originals.

The complete list of adventure games produced by Topologika (excluding GiantKIller, Sellardore Tales and Stig of the Dump - see External links) was as follows:

  • Acheton
  • Avon
  • Countdown to Doom
  • Kingdom of Hamil
  • Hezarin
  • MURDAC
  • Phillospher's Quest
  • Return to Doom
  • Spy Snatcher
  • The Last Days of Doom

Topologika has itself now ceased publishing interactive fiction other than as an element of its ongoing and growing range of educational software which now includes Marshal Anderson's interactive fiction on CD and for VLEs (Sellardore Tales and Stig of the Dump) and Peter Killworth's maths adventure GiantKiller which is now available as a free download - see below.

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