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N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:57 pm
by Vampyre
Apologies if I've put this in the wrong part of the ZXDB forum but I had a quick look and couldn't find any thread related to updates to the data.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3403

Anyway, going through the Your Computer reviews for the ZXSR database and something stuck out for me in the review text of N.E.X.U.S. SC currently has the Authors as "Pennsoft UK". What struck me was being surprised that they mention the authors of Psytron were behind it. To quote the text:

"The authors, Tayo Olowu and Paul Voysey, who were behind the superb Psytron and the cult hit Psi Warrior...."

Psi Warrior was a C64 game (as are this reviews screenshots) so maybe they were behind the C64 version of N.E.X.U.S. and Pennsoft is nothing to do with them. Anyway, review page is here if anyone wants to follow it up: https://archive.org/stream/your-compute ... 2/mode/1up

Re: N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:04 am
by Einar Saukas
This information was imported from old WoS archive:

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/infosee ... id=0003403

The loading screen says "Conversion by Pennsoft". I'm assuming Tayo Olowu and Paul Voysey created the original game for C64, and Pennsoft converted it to the Spectrum.

Re: N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:22 am
by Stefan
Looking at Pennsoft - in which role are they an author for Fairlight?!? (this was also imported from WoS).

Update: found the wikipedia entry, Pennsoft are apparently the composer

Re: N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 8:19 am
by StooB
Stefan wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:22 am
Looking at Pennsoft - in which role are they an author for Fairlight?!? (this was also imported from WoS).

Update: found the wikipedia entry, Pennsoft are apparently the composer
That's not what the Fairlight instructions say:
Music - the phenomenal 'multichannel' music of Fairlight was composed by Alphinwood, and the Spectrum version was created through Rocksoft

Re: N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:39 am
by Vampyre
I won't create another thread for this but continue to post what I find in here, if that's okay (might be worth changing the title of the thread, admins?)

Next up, Orbix The Terrorball - [https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3541].

ZXDB correctly has the Authors as John Pragnell and MIG. MIG is in fact Mike Green as per the Your Computer review: "Orbix the Terrorball was created by Domark's only in-house programmer, John Pragnell, with help from designer Mike Green and software manager Richard Naylor."

https://archive.org/stream/your-compute ... 9/mode/1up

Re: N.E.X.U.S - Authors

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:53 am
by Vampyre
Sinclair and the 'Sunrise' Technology - https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=2000325

It's flagged as Reviewed in ZX Computing only but is also reviewed on page 58 of 8701 issue of Your Computer.

https://archive.org/stream/your-compute ... 7/mode/1up