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Games - Level 9 Computing (21 results)

In the 1980's, British publisher Level 9 Computing was held in high esteem and was one of the most recognisable "brands" within the adventure community.

The company was established in 1983 by brothers Mike, Nick and Pete Austin. Their first product being an BASIC extension for the Nascom, they followed this with a number of arcade games before writing their own, extended version of Colossal Cave. Their games were coded in A-code, which allowed for highly efficient text compression and allowed the brothers to easily port games to new machines. From Knight Orc onwards, they switched to the KAOS system which allowed for widespread use of NPCs.

1989's Scapeghost turned out to be their adventure swan song. With the deteriorating adventure market, they spent a great deal of time and effort on H.U.G.E. (wHolly Universal Graphic Environment), which allowed them to move to new territory with the ambitious, but commercially unsuccessful Champion of the Raj, an unreleased Billy the Kid game for Ocean, and the PC port of Cinemaware's It Came From the Desert. The company finally closed down in 1991.

Manuel Schulz' Level 9 Memorial has extensive information on all Level 9 titles.
An article on the history of the company, by Richard Hewison.

Trivia: Regarding the origin of the company name - "Levels are the sort of things you come across a lot in dungeons. And it's useful to have a number in the title. For one thing, you can slip adverts in your own games". [source]

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Title Company Year Language Documents
Adventure Quest Level 9 Computing info 1983 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Archers, The Level 9 Computing info, Mosaic Publishing info 1986 English
Colossal Adventure Level 9 Computing info 1983 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Dungeon Adventure Level 9 Computing info 1984 English Solution, Map, Clue sheet
Emerald Isle Level 9 Computing info 1984 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Fantasy Level 9 Computing info 1982 English
Gnome Free Level 9 Computing info ? English
Gnome Ranger Level 9 Computing info 1987 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, The Level 9 Computing info, Virgin Games 1987 English
Ingrid's Back! Level 9 Computing info 1988 English Solution
Knight Orc Level 9 Computing info, Rainbird info 1987 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Lancelot Level 9 Computing info, Mandarin Software 1988 English Solution
Lords of Time Level 9 Computing info 1983 English Solution, Map, Hints, Clue sheet
Price of Magik, The Level 9 Computing info 1986 English Solution, Hints
Red Moon Level 9 Computing info 1985 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Return to Eden Level 9 Computing info 1984 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Saga of Erik the Viking, The Level 9 Computing info, Mosaic Publishing info 1984 English Solution, Hints
Scapeghost Level 9 Computing info 1989 English Solution, Map
Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, The Level 9 Computing info, Mosaic Publishing info 1985 English
Snowball Level 9 Computing info 1983 English Solution, Hints, Clue sheet
Worm in Paradise, The Level 9 Computing info 1985 English Solution, Hints