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Eutechnyx is a computer and video games developer, focused on racing games. They are based in Dunston, Gateshead in the UK.

History

The company founder, Brian Jobling, started creating games for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 personal computers at home in the early 1980s as a 14-year-old.[1] With the money that he made, he started the company, Zeppelin Games, in November 1987 when he was 17. Zeppelin Games produced a large number of games for various home computer systems including Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Amiga and by the early 90s were also making games for PC and consoles such as the Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES. Popular games included Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge, International Tennis, Universal Warrior and Sink or Swim. They also worked with publisher Codemasters to produce the first two Micro Machines games and Pete Sampras Tennis.

The company was acquired by American company Merit Studios, Inc. in 1994 and became known as Merit Studios Europe. As well as developing their own games, the company was also responsible for the marketing and distribution of Merit's US games in Europe.

The company became Eutechnyx in 1996. After gaining registered developer and publisher status for the Sony PlayStation, the Directors bought back the company from Merit with help from French publishers Infogrames. This started a 3 year agreement with Eutechnyx developing exclusively for Infogrames on the PlayStation and PC platforms. The end of this agreement meant that as of 2000, the company has become a fully independent developer and currently releases games across many formats for publishing companies such as Electronic Arts and Namco. Since 1996, the company has specialised in driving and racing games of many types, including licensed titles such as James Bond 007, Max Power (magazine), Cartoon Network and The Fast and the Furious.

As of 2009, Eutechnyx had studios in Gateshead, England, Hong Kong, Chengdu, and the United States. It employed almost 200 people.

Games

Older games

Zeppelin

  • 1988 Draconus (Atari 8 Bit, C64, ZX)
  • 1988 Las Vegas Casino (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1988 Speed Ace (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1988 Zybex (C64, ZX, Atari 8 bit)
  • 1989 Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge (C64, ZX, CPC, Atari 8 bit, Amiga)
  • 1989 Kenny Daglish Soccer Manager (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1989 Mountain Bike Racer (C64, ZX, Atari 8 bit, MSX)
  • 1989 Ninja Commando (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1989 Fantastic Soccer (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1990 Edd The Duck! (C64, ZX, CPC, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1990 World Soccer (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1990 Arcade Fruit Machine (C64, ZX, CPC, Atari 8 bit, Amiga, Atari ST, PC)
  • 1990 Blinky's Scary School (C64, ZX, Atari 8 bit, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1990 Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium (C64, ZX, Atari 8 bit, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1990 Santa's Xmas Caper (C64, ZX, CPC, Amiga)
  • 1991 Cavernia (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1991 Fred (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1991 Stack Up (ZX, Atari 8 bit, Amiga, Atari ST, PC)
  • 1991 Tai-Chi Tortoise (C64, ZX)
  • 1991 Titanic Blinky (C64, ZX, CPC, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1991 Sharkey's Moll (ZX, CPC, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1991 Mission Shark (Atari 8 Bit)
  • 1992 Arnie (C64, Amiga)
  • 1992 American Tag-Team Wrestling (ZX, CPC, Amiga)
  • 1992 International 5-A-Side (C64, ZX)
  • 1992 International Truck Racing (C64, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1992 International Tennis (C64, ZX, Amiga, PC)
  • 1992 International Athletics (PC)
  • 1992 Match Of The Day (C64, ZX, Amiga, Atari ST)
  • 1992 Graeme Souness Soccer Manager (C64, ZX, Amiga, Atari ST, PC)
  • 1992 Carnage (C64, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS)
  • 1993 Arnie 2 (C64, Amiga, PC)
  • 1993 World Rugby (C64, ZX)
  • 1993 Universal Warrior (Amiga)
  • 1993 Sink or Swim aka S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard (Amiga, PC, SNES, MD)
  • 1994 International Soccer (Amiga, PC)

Merit

  • 1994 The Machines (PC) A revised port of Universal Warrior
  • 1994 Bud Tucker in Double Trouble (PC)

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