Audiogenic Software Ltd

Founded By:Martin Maynard
Location:PO Box 4004, Stansted, Essex CM24 8JZ UK
Year Started:1985
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Titles in Database:87
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Audiogenic Software was a United Kingdom video game developer company. It was established in 1985 following an earlier Audiogenic company that had been founded in the late 1970s. It published its last new title in 1997, after the core of the development team were taken over by Codemasters to create Brian Lara Cricket on the PlayStation. The company is, however, still in existence and continues to license its portfolio of titles to third parties for conversion onto new formats.

Though almost unknown in the United States, the company was successful in the United Kingdom and in Australia with a line of cricket and rugby games, some versions of which were licensed to other publishers. Several games were also published under licence in Japan, including World Class Rugby for the Super NES, and a follow-up, World Class Rugby 2, both of which were published by Imagineer.

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Audiogenic published and/or developed many popular games for a variety of computers and games consoles. The company's first release in 1985 was Graham Gooch's Test Cricket, which had been developed by Supersoft, and the company continued to release sports games. For many years it was the world's leading producer of cricket games: Brian Lara Cricket and Lara 96 were developed by Audiogenic for the Mega Drive and released by Codemasters - both reached No.1 in the UK charts. Other sports titles included Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Graham Gooch World Class Cricket, Allan Border Cricket, European Champions, Lothar Matthäus, Super League Manager, Rugby League Coach, World Class Rugby, European Champions, Wembley International Soccer, Wembley Rugby League, Shane Warne Cricket, and Super Tennis Champs.
With Emlyn Hughes International Soccer in 1988 Audiogenic pioneered the concept of a fast-moving sports simulation featuring on-screen commentary, named players and management elements; later with World Class Rugby and then European Champions Audiogenic introduced the concept of sports simulations with a choice of viewpoints.
Other titles included Exterminator (a coin-op conversion), Helter Skelter, Impact, Krusty's Super Funhouse, Bubble & Squeak, Exile, and Loopz.

Loopz, designed by Ian Upton, is one of the few computer games to have been converted to a coin-operated arcade game, and whilst Capcom (the licensee) never brought the game to market, a video of the completed game exists. It was also licensed to Barcrest for release as a skill-with-prizes amusement machine, but this version also failed to make it to market. However versions were released for 18 different computer and video game formats including NES, Game Boy, IBM PC, Amiga and Atari ST. A follow up game, Super Loopz, was licensed to Imagineer for the Super NES and was published for the Amiga by Audiogenic.

Added: 21 May 2013
Games

Audiogenic published and/or developed many popular games for a variety of computers and games consoles. The company's first release in 1985 was Graham Gooch's Test Cricket, which had been developed by Supersoft, and the company continued to release sports games. For many years it was the world's leading producer of cricket games: Brian Lara Cricket and Lara 96 were developed by Audiogenic for the Mega Drive and released by Codemasters - both reached No.1 in the UK charts. Other sports titles included Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Graham Gooch World Class Cricket, Allan Border Cricket, European Champions, Lothar Matthäus, Super League Manager, Rugby League Coach, World Class Rugby, European Champions, Wembley International Soccer, Wembley Rugby League, Shane Warne Cricket, and Super Tennis Champs.
With Emlyn Hughes International Soccer in 1988 Audiogenic pioneered the concept of a fast-moving sports simulation featuring on-screen commentary, named players and management elements; later with World Class Rugby and then European Champions Audiogenic introduced the concept of sports simulations with a choice of viewpoints.
Other titles included Exterminator (a coin-op conversion), Helter Skelter, Impact, Krusty's Super Funhouse, Bubble & Squeak, Exile, and Loopz.

Loopz, designed by Ian Upton, is one of the few computer games to have been converted to a coin-operated arcade game, and whilst Capcom (the licensee) never brought the game to market, a video of the completed game exists. It was also licensed to Barcrest for release as a skill-with-prizes amusement machine, but this version also failed to make it to market. However versions were released for 18 different computer and video game formats including NES, Game Boy, IBM PC, Amiga and Atari ST. A follow up game, Super Loopz, was licensed to Imagineer for the Super NES and was published for the Amiga by Audiogenic.
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Added: 21 May 2013
Current website: http://www.audiogenic.com

Added: 21 May 2013
Current website: http://www.audiogenic.com

Added: 21 May 2013
Current website: http://www.audiogenic.com


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