Andrew Braybrook

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Andrew Braybrook is a software engineer, and former game programmer. He created video games such as Paradroid, Gribbly's Day Out, Fire and Ice, Uridium and Morpheus.[1] He also programmed the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST conversion of the arcade game Rainbow Islands. [2] Braybrook started out writing accounting programs for GEC Marconi using COBOL in 1979.[3] In his spare time he wrote games in BASIC for the ZX80, ZX81 and Dragon 32.[4] His first foray into professional games came while he was playing bass guitar in a rock band with Steve Turner. Steve was writing games for the ZX Spectrum in his spare time and decided to make his break into full-time games production by starting the company which went on to become Graftgold. A few months after its inception, Turner asked Braybrook to join him in September 1983. Braybrook was commissioned by the magazine Zzap!64 to write a diary detailing the making of the video game Paradroid.[5] This was followed by a subsequent diary published in the magazine about his game Morpheus.[6]

In 1986 Braybrook was voted Best Programmer of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.[7]

From 1998 to July 2016 Braybrook worked as a senior software developer for Eurobase International. Since then he has worked as a freelance writer, programmer and game designer.[8]


  1. ^ Andrew Braybrook at MobyGames
  2. ^ "Backspace", The One, EMAP (11): 98, August 1989, retrieved 2015-07-14
  3. ^ "Linkedin profile".
  4. ^ "RetroGamer profile".
  5. ^ "Birth of a Paradroid (Web Archive)", Zzap!64 (3): 46, July 1985, retrieved 2014-06-23
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  7. ^ "Golden Joystick Awards". Computer and Video Games. EMAP (66): 101. April 1987.
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