Incentive Software Ltd.

Overview

Incentive Software was a small publisher based initially in Reading, Berkshire, UK. Founded by Ian Andrew, essentially from royalties earned by his Spectrum game Mined-Out which was published by Rod Cousens at Quicksilva.

The maddeningly playable Splat! was the first Incentive release on Spectrum and then C64. The Ket Trilogy adventure games was the next Spectrum release. Moon Cresta for Spectrum and C64 was the biggest chart hit.

Incentive was also the first industry posting for Darryl Still. He later moved on to Atari, Electronic Arts and Nvidia.

The company developed the Power Load system for the cassette duplication company Dataclone to combat piracy, also using data compression techniques to reduce the cassette’s loading time drastically.

Games

Virtual Reality Studio 2.0(1992)
Virtual Reality Studio(1991)
Virtual Worlds: The 3D Game Collection(1991)
Castle Master(1990)
Castle Master + Castle Master II: The Crypt(1990)
Total Eclipse: Special Edition(1989)
Dark Side(1988)
Total Eclipse(1988)
Space Station Oblivion(1987)
Zodiac / The Search for the Secret of Life(1987)
Double Gold: Top Secret and Mountains of Ket(1987)
Double Gold: The Black Fountain and Sharpe's Deeds(1987)
Legend of Apache Gold, The(1986)
Mountains of Ket (1986)
Winter Wonderland(1986)
Graphic Adventure Creator, The(1986)
Moon Cresta(1985)
Confuzion(1985)
Lords of Midnight, The(1985)
Eddie Steady Go!(1985)
1984: A Game of Government Management (1984)
Ket Trilogy, The(1984)
Mountains of Ket(1983)
Splat!(1983)
Back Track(1983)

Trivia

Company location and contact number (May 1984):

Incentive Software Ltd.
54 London Street
Reading
RG1 4SQ
United Kingdom

Telephone: (0734) 591678

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