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 Game design & coding by Marc Dawson. Main graphics by Pete Lyon; additional gfx by Lloyd Baker. Music/sound FX by Jochen Hippel of Thalion Software.
 According to the game manual, coder Marc Dawson first conceived the idea for ASTAROTH after reading Stephen King's 1974 best-selling horror novel "Carrie".
'Marc had the idea for Astaroth after reading Carrie by Stephen King. "lt’s all about powers of the mind," says Marc, "and since then l’ve read other Stephen King books which are more or less along the same lines."' [Source: ASTAROTH game manual, p1]
'Marc does his work for Hewson through his own company, Eldritch the Cat, formed in partnership with programmer Steve Weatherill. "Yes," he agrees, "it IS a weird name! It has a rather dubious origin — there was a guitarist called Andrew Eldritch who played with a group called Sisters of Mercy. Our graphic artist did a drawing of him that later became the main sprite in Astaroth.”' [Source: ASTAROTH game manual, p1]
 Game manual includes a profile of coder Marc Dawson (see HERE).
 Original release contents included an A2 size poster identical to that on the front of the Mindpowersbooklet cover.