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Paul Carruthers

Game Credits


Hot Wheels: World Race (2003)   (Climax Nottingham Studio Head)


Stormball (1991)   (Design)
Archipelagos (1989)   (Programming by)
Prospector in the Mazes of Xor (1989)   (Designers)
Quadralien (1988)   (Designed & Implemented by)
Xor (1987)   (Original game)


Team Sonic Racing (2019)   (Programmers)
Bella Sara (2008)   (Programming)
Brain Voyage (2008)   (Programming)
Archipelagos 2000 (1999)   (Programming )
Batman Forever (1995)   (Programmer)
Mortal Kombat II (1994)   (Assistant Programmer)
The Pagemaster (1994)   (Software)
Mortal Kombat (1993)   (Software )
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993)   (Programming)
Stormball (1991)   (Coding)
Hoverforce (1990)   (Amiga programming)
Archipelagos (1989)   (Programming by)
Quadralien (1988)   (Conceived and coded)


Archipelagos (1989)   (All graphics by)


Erica (2019)   (Flavourworks Special Thanks)
Mortal Kombat II (1994)   (Special Thanks To)

Developer Biography

After graduating in Pure Mathematics from Warwick University and having spent 3 years researching for an M.Phil in Mathematics Education at Loughborough University, Paul co-founded Astral Software in 1987. Between then and 1992 Astral developed several original Atari ST and Amiga games including Archipelagos and Resolution 101. He then moved to freelance programming and spent most of the next 4 years doing freelance projects for Probe Software including Terminator 2 and Mortal Kombat. In 1998 he established Anthill studios and worked as Managing Director. Anthill developed Archipelagos 2000 and Rat Attack for PC before the company was absorbed into Climax in 2000 where Paul has continued as MD.

Source: Selected articles from Climax Official Company Website - Corporate - Key Personnel

Last updated: Jul 06, 2003

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