Denton Designs were a British video game developer based in Liverpool. The company was founded in 1984 and initially specialised in developing software for the ZX Spectrum home computer. Amongst the founders were developers who had worked on the unfinished "Mega game" Bandersnatch for Imagine Software.
|Fate||Takeover by Rage Software|
|Steve Cain (Art designer),|
Graham Everett (Software developer),
Karen Davies (Art designer),
Ally Noble (Art designer),
John Gibson (Gameplay programmer)
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The Great Escape
Where Time Stood Still
When Denton Designs were contracted to develop Shadowfire, Ian Weatherburn became disillusioned with the fact that the company was no longer operating as it had when they had been part of Imagine, and on issuing an ultimatum was sacked by the rest of the directors. He subsequently joined Ocean.
In March 1986, the company split, with founders Cain, Davies, Everett and Gibson leaving. Of the original founders, only Ally Noble remained.
- Graham's surname is spelled differently in various magazine interviews, including "Everritt", "Everrett" "Everitt" and "Everett".
- "Denton Designs". Crash. Newsfield Publications. June 1985. p. 30. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
- Bourne, Chris (July 1985). "Spirit of Imagine". Sinclair User. EMAP. p. 58. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
- "News: Denton Design Splits". Sinclair User. EMAP. March 1986. p. 8. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
- "RAGE SOFTWARE ACQUIRES DENTON DESIGNS". Telecom Paper. 5 December 1995. Retrieved 27 July 2011.