Paul Woakes

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Paul Woakes is a programmer and game designer known for creating several titles in the 1980s and 1990s. One of his earliest games was Encounter!, essentially a souped-up version of Atari's arcade game Battlezone. This was followed by the innovative Mercenary, which was one of the earliest games to offer an open world which could be explored by the player. The planet Targ was simulated using wire frame graphics and featured vehicles, interactive objects and puzzles. Mercenary was followed by an expansion pack, The Second City. The series continued with the release of the Damocles games for the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga computers in the 1990s.

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Legends of Valour (1992 on DOS) Programming for Amiga Version
Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis (1991 on Amiga) Producer
Damocles: Mercenary II (1990 on Amiga) By
Battle Island (1988 on Commodore 64) Routines developed by
Mercenary: Compendium Edition (1987 on Atari 8-bit) By
Backlash (1987 on Atari ST) Programme
Mercenary: Escape from Targ - The Second City (1986 on Commodore 64) By
Mercenary (1985 on Atari 8-bit) By
Encounter! (1984 on Commodore 64) By

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