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Publisher is:MicroProseremove the N_ref_publisher filter
Artist is:Wayne J. Smithsonremove the N_ref_artist filter
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publisher information
Publisher name MicroProse
Long name Microprose Ltd.
Birth year 1982
Year of death 2001
Addresses MicroProse USA,
180 Lakefront Drive,
Hunt Valley,
MD 21030,
USA

OR

Microprose UK,
The Ridge,
Chipping Sodbury,
Avon,
BS17 6A,
United Kingdom

[last known addresses]
Mother country USA
Notes Established in 1982 by 'Wild Bill' Stealey and Sid Meier. Bought by Spectrum Holobyte in 1993 when owner 'Wild Bill' Stealey sold his majority shareholding in the company. The sale was allegedly triggered by MicroProse USA's failed venture into arcade machines (see Wikipedia for more info.).
Labels MicroStatus (MicroProse)
MicroStyle (MicroProse)
Rainbird (MicroProse)
Firebird (MicroProse)
Axxiom (micro-partner/MicroProse)
MicroPlay (MicroProse)
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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.
Artist photo

Taken from ST Format Issue 2 (September 1989) p54
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Fields Of GloryECS OCS
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Fields Of GloryAGA 1994W. J. S.MicroProse
Fields Of GloryCD32 1994W. J. S.MicroProse
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