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Acornsoft

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Acornsoft was the software arm of Acorn Computers Ltd, and was a major publisher of games for the BBC Micro.

While many of their games were clones or remakes of popular arcade games (Hopper = Frogger, Snapper = Pac-Man), they also published a number of original, innovative titles (such as Revs and Elite) that went on to spawn entire genres that live on to this day.

Acornsoft also published a number of text adventure games by Peter Killworth, including Philosopher's Quest and Countdown to Doom, that remain highly regarded within the interactive fiction community.

The entire Acornsoft catalogue was eventually sold to Superior Software and rereleased by them, often in budget form.

Select titles

  • Acheton - A text adventure, floppy disc based.
  • Aviator
  • Bouncer
  • Carousel
  • Castle of Riddles - A text adventure
  • Countdown to Doom - A text adventure
  • Drogna
  • Elite - A 3d space battle and trading game
  • Freefall
  • Gateway to Karos - A text adventure
  • Hopper - A Frogger clone
  • JCB Digger - A 2d dig-em-up
  • Kingdom of Hamil - A text adventure
  • Labyrinth - A 2d maze shoot-em-up
  • Magic Mushrooms - A platform and ladders game with built in level editor
  • Meteors - An Asteroids clone
  • Missile Base - A Missile Command clone
  • Monsters - Platform and Ladders game
  • Philosopher's Quest - A text adventure
  • Planetoid - A Defender clone
  • Revs - A racing car simulation
  • Rocket Raid - A sideways scrolling shoot-em-up
  • Snapper - A Pacman clone
  • Sphinx Adventure - A text adventure
  • Starship Command - A 2d space battle game
  • Super Invaders - A Space Invaders game
  • Volcano

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