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Gazza 2

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A football simulator for the 8 bit home computers which was also ported to the virtually forgotten Amstrad video game console.

Gazza 2 screen shot 1 Gazza 2 screen shot 2

Project details

Started:

Wed, 01 Aug 1990

Development studio:

Active Minds

Main client / publisher:

Empire

Status:

Finished

Proper Pickford Bros game?

No, either a work-for-hire project, or we aren't claiming much credit for this game.

Core studio team:

John Pickford

Game Design, Programmer

Simon Butler

Graphic Artist

(?)

Music and Sound Effects

Ste Pickford

Logo bitmap, font

Gazza 2 ZX Spectrum UK cover

Platform:

ZX Spectrum

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Mon, 01 Jan 1990

Title:

Gazza 2

Publisher:

Empire

Developer:

Active Minds

Sales:

40,000

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Gazza 2 Amstrad CPC UK cover

Platform:

Amstrad CPC

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Mon, 01 Jan 1990

Title:

Gazza 2

Publisher:

Empire

Developer:

Active Minds

Sales:

10,000

Gazza 2 Amstrad GX4000 UK cover

Platform:

Amstrad GX4000

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Mon, 01 Jan 1990

Title:

Gazza 2

Publisher:

Empire

Developer:

Active Minds

Sales:

10,000

Ste Pickford

I was still working at Rare Manchester (previously Zippo) while John was writing this at Active Minds. They needed someone to draw the logo for the game, so I took a sickie off work at Rare, and spent a day at Active Minds drawing the logo and other little bits.

Looking at the game now I see that I used the Solar Jetman font, which was a little bit cheeky.

 

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