The 'Severn Software' authors Quest

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The 'Severn Software' authors Quest

Post by Dbug » Mon May 28, 2018 6:55 pm

(I'm not sure if that's the correct forum to post in, but after looking at some of the posts, I guess I'm not horribly off-topic)

I'm trying to find some classical game programmers from England.
- One is 'Adrian Sheppard' who worked for a bunch of company (Codemasters, Virgin, Prism, Assembly Line, ...), apparently only from 1982 to 1990, on some classic 8 bit and 16 bit games (Pipe Dream, One Man and His Droid, BMX Simulator, ...) http://www.mobygames.com/developer/shee ... Id,137598/
- The other one is 'Mike Howard'

The both of them apparently started in 1983 by publishing games from the basement of a small house in the suburbs (based on Google Street view):

"Severn Software"
5 School Crescent
Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5TA
United Kingdom


There's not much information about them, mostly just the address and the list of games:
- http://www.mobygames.com/company/severn-software
- http://www.pcmuseum.ca/companyprofile.asp?id=586
- https://www.lysator.liu.se/tolkien-game ... moria.html

Basically I'm trying to find out about who was the author of the game "Encounter" (was published on ZX Spectrum, and Oric in 1983-84), who owns the copyrights on the games they published, etc...

(The reason is that I played this game when I was teenager, and a few weeks ago I started a series of youtube video about this particular game, explaining how it's created, the story, etc... and trying to make it "better" by modernizing it. I wanted to find the authors of the game, to ask them if they had any information to share, like if there was more back-story details, things they wanted to add to the game but could not, maybe even some artwork or design documents to share.)

If that rings bells, would be cool to know :)

Thanks in advance :)

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