Antony Crowther

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Antony Crowther
Born (1965-05-10) 10 May 1965 (age 58)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
OccupationSoftware developer
Known forCommodore 64 games

Antony Crowther is a former designer, programmer, and musician of Commodore 64 games. During the 1980s he worked for Alligata, Gremlin Graphics and later his own company, Wizard Development.[1]


The first computer game he created was a version of the board game Mastermind, which was written for the PET 4032.[2] Following the acquisition of a VIC-20 Crowther began to learn machine code and wrote several games which he showed to software house Superior Systems.[2] The company gave him a Commodore 64 on loan which he utilised to produce his first commercial title, Lunar Lander. He gained high status among C64 users in the mid 1980s with his highly prolific output, developing complete professional games in only two weeks.[3] Crowther teamed up with fellow C64 musician, Ben Daglish, forming W.E.M.U.S.I.C., which stood for "We Make Use of Sound In Computers".[4]

More recently, Crowther has worked on games for consoles such as the PlayStation and Xbox ranges.

List of games[edit]

Year Name Platform Publisher
1983 Aztec Tomb C64 Alligata
Bat Attack
Bug Blaster
Damsel in Distress
1984 Gryphon C64 Quicksilva
Killerwatt Alligata
Potty Pigeon Gremlin
Wanted: Monty Mole
Son of Blagger Alligata
1985 Kettle C64
Suicide Express Gremlin
Trap Alligata
1986 Black Thunder C64 Quicksilva
Killer Ring Ariolasoft
William Wobbler Wizard Development
1987 Challenge of the Gobots C64 Ariolasoft
Zig Zag Mirrorsoft
1988 Bombuzal C64; Amiga; Atari ST; PC; Super Famicom/SNES
Fernandez Must Die C64; Amiga; Atari ST
1989 Phobia C64; Amiga; Atari ST Image Works
1990 Captive Amiga; Atari ST; PC Mindscape
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Amiga; Atari ST
1992 Knightmare
1994 Liberation: Captive 2 Amiga; CD32
1996 Normality PC Gremlin
1997 Realms of the Haunting PC Gremlin
1999 N2O: Nitrous Oxide PS
2000 Wacky Races Dreamcast; PS2 Infogrames
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban PC; PS2; Xbox; GameCube; GBA Electronic Arts
2005 Battlefield 2: Modern Combat PS2; Xbox; Xbox 360; PSP
2008 Burnout Paradise PS3; Xbox 360; PC
2008 Zubo DS
2009 Trivial Pursuit PS2; PS3; Xbox 360; Wii; PC
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 PS3; Xbox 360; Wii; PC
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 PS3; Xbox 360; Wii; PC


  1. ^ "Commodore Auteur". Gameological Society. 5 February 2013. Archived from the original on 16 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "The Big Crowther Interview - Zzap Issue 1".
  3. ^ "Cheating's more fun! (Interview with Tony Crowther)". Personal Computer Games (8): 63. July 1984.
  4. ^ Antony Crowther interview at Amiga Lore