Ashby Computers and Graphics Limited
Moby ID: 41150
- Ultimate Play the Game - Trade name (from 1983 to 1987)
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Ashby Computers and Graphics Limited was formed in England in 1982 by Chris and Tim Stamper, better known under their trading name Ultimate Play the Game. They made many games for the home computers of that era (primarily the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64) and were instrumental in the commercialization of the computer games industry via their pricing, packaging and advertising policies.
In 1985 the Stampers sold the company and their game library to US Gold (who produced all Ultimate games post-Gunfright) which continued to publish games under the Ultimate name until 1987. Shortly before, the Stampers founded the new company Rare Limited which took over all development activities and bought Ultimate back in late 1988.
The entity was dissolved in 2002 after Rare was bought by Microsoft.
Credited on 26 Games from 1983 to 2008
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|Dingo (2008 on Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Windows)|
|Ultimate Play The Game: The Collected Works (1988 on ZX Spectrum)|
|Bubbler (1987 on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX)|
|Martianoids (1987 on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX)|
|Pentagram (1986 on ZX Spectrum, MSX)|
|Cosmic Battlezones (1986 on BBC Micro)|
|Dragon Skulle (1986 on Commodore 64)|
|Gunfright (1986 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC)|
|Cyberun (1985 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC)|
|Outlaws (1985 on Commodore 64)|
|Imhotep (1985 on Commodore 64)|
|Nightshade (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX...)|
|Entombed (1985 on Commodore 64)|
|Alien 8 (1985 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC...)|
|Blackwyche (1985 on Commodore 64)|
|Knight Lore (1984 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC...)|
|Underwurlde (1984 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Sabre Wulf (1984 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC...)|
|The Staff of Karnath (1984 on Commodore 64)|
|Atic Atac (1983 on ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro)|
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- 7 games with Mastertronic Ltd.
- 7 games with Ricochet
- 4 games with Sinclair Research Ltd.
- 3 games with Words & Pictures Limited
- 3 games with Jaleco Ltd.
- 3 games with Firebird Software
- 2 games with Nippon Dexter Co., Ltd.
- 1 game with Xortrapa Soft
- 1 game with Monser S.A.
- 1 game with Tardis Remakes