M.C. Lothlorien Ltd

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M.C. Lothorien Ltd was founded in 1982. Commonly known as Lothorien, they were a developer and publisher of videogames based in the United Kingdom. Their head office was in Stockport, Cheshire.

Lothlorien made games for several 8-bit platforms including the ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32 and BBC Micro.

In their early years they were known for making wargames. The company was founded by Mike Cohen and Roger Lees who had both created games in that genre as a hobby and sold them privately. Cohen was the Managing Director and Lees was in charge of marketing. The company was joined in 1983 by Geoff Street who was their Technical Director. Street had previously been a programmer working for a bank.

At first their games were only available by mail order but they later were sold in stores. Later games included arcade action titles and adventures.

Credited on 46 Games from 1982 to 1990

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Demons Kiss (1990 on Commodore 64)
Nevermind (1989 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
Cosmic Pirate (1989 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Exploding Wall (1989 on Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum)
Kendo Warrior (1989 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)
Micro Mouse (1989 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Octoplex (1989 on Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC)
Pro Mountain Bike Simulator (1989 on Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum...)
Psycho Hopper (1989 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Obliterator (1988 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Xenon (1988 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Axe of Rage (1988 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Dark Empire (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)
Tower Toppler (1987 on DOS, Game Boy, Amiga...)
Austerlitz (1986 on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Capt'n Kidd (1986 on Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC)
Johnny Reb II (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Legions of Death (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Panther (1986 on Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum)
Roundheads (1986 on ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro)

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Address (ca. 1982)

4, Granby Road,

Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire,

SK8 6LS

U.K.

Name

When the company was established, founder Mike Cohen operated as M. C. Associates Trading, stamped with his initials, while another founder Roger Lees used his family's established trading name — Lothlorien Trading, a name derived from J. R. R. Tolkien's elfin forest of Lothlórien.

(Information also provided by jean-louis)

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