Richard Shepherd Software

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Richard Shepherd Software Ltd
Industry Video games
Fate Folded
Founded 1982, United Kingdom
Founder Richard Shepherd
Defunct 1984 (1984)
Headquarters Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Key people
Richard Shepherd, Pete Cooke
Products Urban Upstart, Everest Ascent

Richard Shepherd Software was a software house active between 1982 and 1984. The company was known for releasing text adventure games, most notably Urban Upstart.[1] These were programmed by Richard Shepherd himself and Pete Cooke. Richard Shepherd's finance utility, Cash Controller, was the first Spectrum programs to be designed to work with the ZX Microdrive.[2] In 1991 an issue of Amstrad Action (May, No. 68 p. 70) published a gravity-artillery 'Type-in' game called 'Warzone'. Consisting of 144 lines of code, the idea preceded by eight years the massively popular game series Worms Armageddon. The author was noted down as one "Richard Shephard down Bristol way".

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  1. ^ "Ski Star 2000 review". CRASH (14): 120. March 1985. As a software house Richard Shepherd is probably best known for adventure games like Urban Upstart. 
  2. ^ "Software News". ZX Computing (8402): 84. February–March 1984. 

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