CRL Group

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CRL Group PLC
Private
Industry Video games
Fate Dissolved
Founded Kings Yard, London
Founder Clem Chambers
Products Tau Ceti, Academy

CRL Group plc is a defunct British video game development and publishing company. Originally CRL stood for "Computer Rentals Limited".[1] It was based in King's Yard, London and run by Clem Chambers.[2]

They released a number of notable adventure games based on horror stories. Dracula and Frankenstein were rated 15 certificate by the British Board of Film Censors for their graphics depicting bloody scenes; Dracula was the first game to be rated by the BBFC.[3] Jack the Ripper was the first game to receive an 18 certificate, Wolfman also gained an 18 certificate.[4]

CRL-published games that achieved critical success include Tau Ceti and Academy.

The 1984 game of the series Terrahawks was one of the first video games based on a TV show.[5]

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1987[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

Unreleased[edit]

  • Enchantress
  • Spearhead
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Malinsay Massacre

Software[edit]

  • Fifth (1983)
  • Stargazer Secrets (1983)
  • Highway Code (1984)
  • 3D Game Maker (1987)
  • 2D Game Maker (1988)
  • Hi-Rise Scaffold Construction Set (Unreleased)

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Notes[edit]

1 Hercules was a re-release of a 1984 video game by Interdisc
2 Robin of Sherlock was a re-release of a 1985 video game by Delta 4 Software
3 Federation was a re-release of a 1985 video game called Quann Tulla
4 International Soccer was a re-release of a 1983 video game called Cup Final

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