Oxford Digital Enterprises Ltd.
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Oxford Digital Enterprises Ltd., also known as ODE, was a software development studio founded in 1983 by David Pringle when he met Gareth Blower while working on mainframe computers.
Their first program was called Macbeth and based on the play by William Shakespeare. Their first popular game was Titanic: The Recovery Mission, released in April 1986 by Electric Dreams Software and they also did Trivial Pursuit for Domark in the same year.
In 1993 Oxford Digital was acquired by Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. and became Empire Oxford, an internal Empire studio. The new team included all of ODE's employees.
19 Games Released (1984 - 1996)
|Space Ace (1993 on SNES)|
|War in the Gulf (1993 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)|
|Deluxe Trivial Pursuit (1992 on DOS)|
|Pacific Islands (1992 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)|
|MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)|
|Team Yankee (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)|
|The Amazing Spider-Man (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)|
|Volfied (1989 on DOS, Genesis, Amiga...)|
|Gazza's Super Soccer (1989 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)|
|Sleeping Gods Lie (1989 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)|
|Time (1989 on Amiga, Atari ST)|
|Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning (1988 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)|
|The Hunt for Red October (1987 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)|
|Trivial Pursuit: Baby Boomer Edition (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)|
|Trivial Pursuit: Young Players Edition (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)|
|Yes Prime Minister: The Computer Game (1987 on DOS, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum...)|
|Titanic: The Recovery Mission (1986 on Commodore 64)|
|Trivial Pursuit (1986 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)|
|Macbeth (1984 on Commodore 64)|
The company is founded.
The company is acquired by Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. and becomes an in-house development studio of Empire.
- 28 games with Empire Interactive Europe Ltd.
- 24 games with Square Enix Limited
- 9 games with Paragon Software Corporation
- 7 games with Grandslam Interactive Ltd.
- 6 games with Datasoft, Inc.
- 5 games with Mosaic Publishing
- 4 games with Software Toolworks, Inc., The
- 4 games with Mystery Machine, The
- 3 games with Hit Squad, The
- 3 games with Blue Turtle
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