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Cosmic Pirate

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Zippo's third project, and the only one of the three starting projects (one for each of the three programmers who co-founded the studio) to make it to completion and release.

A scrolling space shoot-em-up game.

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Project details

Started:

Fri, 01 Jul 1988

Development studio:

Zippo Games

Main client / publisher:

Palace Software

Status:

Finished

Proper Pickford Bros game?

Yes, this is definitely one of our games!

Core studio team:

John Pickford

Game Designer, Programmer

Ste Pickford

Graphic Artist

David Whittaker

Music and Sound Effects

Cosmic Pirate Amiga EU cover

Platform:

Amiga

Territory:

Europe

Release date:

Fri, 01 Jul 1988

Title:

Cosmic Pirate

Publisher:

Palace Software

Developer:

Zippo Games

Sales:

10,000

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Cosmic Pirate Atari ST EU cover

Platform:

Atari ST

Territory:

Europe

Release date:

Fri, 01 Jul 1988

Title:

Cosmic Pirate

Publisher:

Palace Software

Developer:

Zippo Games

Sales:

10,000

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Cosmic Pirate ZX Spectrum UK cover

Platform:

ZX Spectrum

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Sun, 01 Jan 1989

Title:

Cosmic Pirate

Publisher:

Byte Back

Developer:

Icon Design

Sales:

5,000

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Cosmic Pirate Commodore 64 UK cover

Platform:

Commodore 64

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Sun, 01 Jan 1989

Title:

Cosmic Pirate

Publisher:

Byte Back

Developer:

Icon Design

Sales:

5,000

† Sales Estimates
Almost all sales estimates given are educated guesses. Being lowly developers we rarely had access to the publisher's sales infomation, and in many cases hadno contact with the publisher whatsoever after each game was completed. Even in cases where we were the owners of the development studio and on royalty deals, for various reasonsit was very rare that we received accurate sales figures from the publishers involved. We'd be delighted to correct any errors, or hear more accurate sales figures for any of the titles here.Please email the webmaster if you know something we don't!

‡ Downloads
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Credits
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