Open main menu

Software Projects

Software Projects was the name of a computer game development company which was started by Manic Miner developer Matthew Smith, Alan Maton and Colin Roach. After leaving Bug-Byte as a freelance developer, Smith was able to take the rights to his recently developed Manic Miner game with him, due to an oversight in his freelance contract.[1] Software Projects was then able to market and publish the ZX Spectrum hit game separately from Bug-Byte. Their logo was a Penrose triangle.

Software Projects
IndustryComputer and video games
Founded1983
FounderDavid Ward
Jon Woods[citation needed]
Defunct1988
HeadquartersBear Brand Complex, Allerton Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 7SF
Key people
Matthew Smith, Alan Maton Colin Roach
ProductsComputer games


Released GamesEdit


In 1984 they released a number of budget titles at £2.99 on the Software Supersavers label.[2]

Cover artEdit

The artist responsible for all Software Projects cover art was Roger Tissyman[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Graham Taylor (April 1984). "And pigs will fly... Graham Taylor talks to Matthew Smith and Alan Maton of Software Projects". Popular Computing Weekly.
  2. ^ "SSS | Dasses Collection".
  3. ^ "Software Projects | Dasses Collection".