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Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

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One of the many games John was producer of, while being the only producer at Software Creations.

An educational game for younger children based on the popular blue train. We have hazy memories about this one; there was a Genesis game of the same title which we had no involvment with (it was by Malibu Interactive), but did Software Creations also do an NES version of this game? We can't remember...

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends screen shot 1 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends screen shot 2

Project details

Started:

Thu, 01 Apr 1993

Development studio:

Software Creations

Main client / publisher:

THQ

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:

John Pickford

Producer, Game Designer

Mike Follin

Programmer

Anthony Anderson

Graphic Artist

Geoff Follin

Music and sound effects

Chun Wah Kong

Tester

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends SNES EU cover

Platform:

SNES

Territory:

Europe

Release date:

Sun, 01 Aug 1993

Title:

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

Publisher:

THQ

Developer:

Software Creations

Sales:

10,000

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends SNES US cover

Platform:

SNES

Territory:

United States

Release date:

Sun, 01 Aug 1993

Title:

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

Publisher:

THQ

Developer:

Software Creations

Sales:

30,000

† 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!

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