Players in the United States will recognize the Gremlin logo for a few cult favorites on the Sony PlayStation on 16-bit consoles, but players in the United Kingdom will remember them for so much more. Gremlin Graphics wounded by Ian Stewart and Kevin Norburn in 1984. Soon after, Gremlin Interactive Limited, the Sheffieldbased developer had hits on the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX and both the Commodore 16 and Commodore 64. The creative energy at the brand was immense. According to Neil Biggin, one of the lead developers of Gremlin’s Loaded on PS1, “90% of the people at Gremlin in that era were motivated by their own desire to be creative and at the forefront of something very exciting.

These weren’t people who had chosen a degree to make money, almost everyone there had been at their craft since they were kids, myself included,” Biggin said. “It was the furthest thing from corporate. The building was full of “bedroom” offices. We made ourselves a little home from home with posters, artwork, all manner of things to make the offices an extension of our youth. Music was sp

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