Novagen Software

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Novagen Software Ltd
IndustryVideo games
Headquarters,
ProductsComputer games

Novagen Software Ltd (commonly referred to as Novagen) was a British software developer which released a number of computer games on a variety of platforms from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

The company was set up by Paul Woakes and Bruce Jordan[2] and employed approximately 18 people.[3] In addition to running Novagen, Paul Woakes also developed and programmed the vast majority of the company's products[citation needed] and the first version of a custom loading scheme that worked ten times faster than Commodore's own, which became Novaload.[4][5][6]

Games[edit]

  • Encounter (1983) Atari 8-bit, (1984) C64[7]
  • Mercenary (1985) Atari 8-bit, C64,[8] C16, Plus/4, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST
    • Mercenary: The Second City (1986) expansion pack for Mercenary
  • Mercenary Compendium Edition (1987) Mercenary + The Second City
  • Backlash (1988) Amiga, Atari ST[9]
  • Battle Island (1988) C64[10]
  • Hell Bent (1989) Amiga, Atari ST[11]
  • Damocles: Mercenary II (1990) Amiga, Atari ST
    • Damocles: Mission Disk 1 (1991) Amiga, Atari ST
    • Damocles: Mission Disk 2 (1991) Amiga, Atari ST
  • Damocles Compendium Edition (1991) Damocles + Mission Disk 1 + Mission Disk 2
  • Encounter (1991) Amiga, Atari ST
  • Mercenary III (1992)[12] Amiga, Atari ST

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Novagen office".
  2. ^ "The Making of Mercenary".
  3. ^ "The Novagen team".
  4. ^ "The Making of Mercenary". www.sockmonsters.com. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  5. ^ retroreactiv8 (8 February 2018). "Paul Woakes: a tribute". RetroReactiv8. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Commodore Computing International - Vol 07 No 03 (1988-11)(Croftward)(GB) - page 9 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming". Internet Archive. Retrieved 22 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Redirecting".
  8. ^ "Impossible to Display Scan".
  9. ^ "Backlash review from AUI Vol 2 No 2 (Feb 1988) - Amiga Magazine Rack".
  10. ^ "Impossible to Display Scan".
  11. ^ "Hellbent review from The One for 16-bit Games 5 (Feb 1989) - Amiga Magazine Rack".
  12. ^ "Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis is the Game Most Worth Saving from 1992".

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