This new site launches in celebration of the veteran publishing house, OCEAN SOFTWARE. This site aims to have the most exhaustive list of Ocean assets all in one place. You can already check out the gallery and see a growing repository of images, some never seen before.
The British company Ocean Software (or Ocean Software Ltd. and sometimes known in North America as Ocean of America, Inc. but generally only referred to as Ocean) was one of the biggest European video game developers/publishers of the 1980s and 90s. It was acquired by Infogrames in 1996 and renamed to Infogrames UK in 1998, and again in 2004 to Atari UK, and once again in 2009 now known as Atari, Inc.
The company was founded by David Ward and Jon Woods and was based in Manchester. Ocean developed dozens of games for a variety of systems such as the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, PC, and video game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive.
This is not an official site but people who worked at Ocean are involved. My name is Mark R. Jones. I worked at Ocean on and off between January 1987 and 1991. I was employed as a computer graphic designer and worked on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, Atari ST & Commodore Amiga titles. I maintain this and the companion Facebook page with help from Chris Wilkins from Retro Fusion who does all the complicated stuff.
ZX Spectrum 'Pogo' loading screen by F. David Thorpe, produced 1983.