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Publisher is:Grandslam / Grand Slamremove the N_ref_publisher filter
Artist is:Wayne J. Smithsonremove the N_ref_artist filter
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publisher information
Publisher name Grandslam / Grand Slam
Long name Grand Slam Entertainment(s) Ltd. / Grandslam Entertainment(s) Ltd. / Grandslam Video Ltd.
Birth year 1987
Mother country United Kingdom
Notes Formed in late 1987 out of the ashes of Argus Press Software by ex-Argus Managing Director Stephen Hall. Receivers were called in by the firm's bank, Barclays, in 1990 after amassing a large debt and bankruptcy looked imminent, but somehow foreclosure was averted.
Also known as Argus Press
Labels Unique (Grandslam)
Quicksilva (Grandslam)
Shades (Grandslam)
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artist information
Artist name Wayne J. Smithson
Mother country United Kingdom
Notes Wayne Smithson started programming in 1985. His first published programs - Electric Author (a word processor), Super Kid, Frankie and Gordon Bennett - appeared on the Dragon 32. The Dragon was never a huge hit in the UK which meant Wayne received little or no recognition for his work. It was only when he got himself an Atari ST and produced the first ST horizontal scrolling shoot-'em-up, Skyrider, that people started to take notice.

Psygnosis in particular were impressed with Wayne's work and signed him up to produce several games including Baal and Blood Money. Psygnosis contracted Wayne and his team (W. J. S. Design) to produce 3 games in 1989/1990: It Can't Be Done/Anarchy, Firestorm and Witchcraft.

Almost all programming in the early days was done in-house on 42Mhz 386 PC's running the Snasm development system. Graphics and animations for the games were designed on an Amiga running Deluxe Paint 3, even though some games were only due to appear on the Atari ST.
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Taken from ST Format Issue 2 (September 1989) p54
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