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Also known as Commando '87.

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Duet screen shot 1 Duet screen shot 2

Project details

Started:

Thu, 01 Oct 1987

Development studio:

Freelance

Main client / publisher:

Elite Systems

Status:

Finished

Proper Pickford Bros game?

No, either a work-for-hire project, or we aren't claiming much credit for this game.

Core studio team:

Tony Samuels

Programmer

Dan Hartley

Programmer

Stevie Beverly

Graphic Artist

Ste Pickford

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Duet ZX Spectrum UK cover

Platform:

ZX Spectrum

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Thu, 01 Oct 1987

Title:

Duet

Publisher:

Elite Systems

Developer:

Freelance

Sales:

5,000

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Duet Amstrad CPC UK cover

Platform:

Amstrad CPC

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Thu, 01 Oct 1987

Title:

Duet

Publisher:

Elite Systems

Developer:

Freelance

Sales:

5,000

» Download this game!

Ste Pickford

I didn't have much, if anything, to do with this. I somehow got a call asking me to do the loading screen for the game, which was being developed by some guys in Stockport, where I lived. I think there was some connection with the guy I did the Ghosts and Goblins graphics for, but my memory fails me.

The game seemed pretty nice actually, a kind of gauntlet-y, commando-y type of thing. I visited the guys writing the game just once, in a very scruffy office in Bramhall I think. I was used to the rather plush Binary Design offices, in the big city, so I felt like I was slumming it a bit, hehe. The programmer's nickname was 'Slimbo', and I can distinctly recall the folds of his more-than-ample bottom drooping over the edges of the tall thin breakfast type stool he was sat on when I visited.

 

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