Fantastic bit of history showing a behind the scenes of software houses Ocean and Imagine circa 1983/4. Following text from http://home.iprimus.com.au/danmcpharlin/purpleowl/psygnosis-history.html.
Amazing Ocean Software was not covered in the type of documentary when itself went under.
Quote from: "Greyfox"Amazing Ocean Software was not covered in the type of documentary when itself went under.Ocean are featured in this too.
Wow, I just watched the video. Totally amazing. Ocean makes millions of pounds at the beginning and then software piracy and other platform competition kicks in and suddenly their in dire straights. Owing money here their and everywhere. You would think when a company starts having financial difficulties that they start cutting costs and looking over expenses. After watching the vid I actually felt sorry for Ocean and think where they went wrong. Obviously they spent too much time, effort and money on their super game with the expensive hardware add on. While watching the vid I said to myself "Bad Move" for them and that's what happened. At the end just a skeleton crew employed and writing games. You feel kind of sorry but software piracy in the 1980's was a big thing and sometimes you think to yourself, "Is it really worth it writing games, paying wages, expenses etc only to be crushed by piracy."But it was a great software company.Pete .
We all fall foul to the Jim Beams sometimes mate lol.