On page 38 of New Computer Express issue 83 (June 1990) there's an ad asking for programmers, address of Linel:Audionautas wrote: ↑Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:44 pm* THE CHAMP (1991). https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... /The_Champ
In the Original Publisher row it reads: "Linel (Liechtenstein)". I ever thought that this was a Swiss company because they did the Amiga ports for Exolon and Eliminator by Hewson, but I didn't know that this company also released three late games for the Spectrum.
At the end of the booklet of the System 4 Spanish release it reads "© LINEL SWITZERLAND PRODUCIDO POR MERIMPEX GA.", but on the other hand, in an advert for this game on Popular Computer Weekly it seems it was from Liechtenstein (https://archive.org/stream/popular-comp ... 8/mode/1up).
Your Sinclair claims it's a Swiss company on their unreliable T-Zers column (https://archive.org/stream/YourSinclair ... 8/mode/1up), but here on The Games Machine magazine they comment that it was a Swiss company "based in Arbon near Lake Constance" and it was made up of 25 people (coder, graphic artists, musicians...). (https://archive.org/stream/the-games-ma ... 4/mode/1up).
The only information I came across about this company it that it was both publisher and developer, their softography and that they don't exist anymore. https://www.mobygames.com/company/linel
What do you think? Liechtenstein or Switzerland?
Guetlistrasse, 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland - which is not that far from Liechtenstein.
The same ad is also on page 113 in ACE issue 35 (August 1990).