Hewson Consultants

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Countries of the World 1982
Naciones del Mundo 1982
Night Flite 1982
Backgammon 1983
Di-Lithium Lift 1983
Heathrow Air Traffic Control 1983
Maze Chase 1983
Maze Chase 16 1983
Night Flite 2 1983
Pilot 1983
Quest Adventure 1983
3D Space Wars 1983
Spectral Panic 1983
Specvaders 1983
Avalon 1984
Fantasia Diamond 1984
Knight Driver 1984
3D Seiddab Attack 1984
3D Lunattack 1984
Technician Ted 1984
Astroclone 1985
Dragontorc 1985
Heathrow Radar 1985
Southern Belle 1985
Uridium 1985
City Slicker 1986
Cybernoid 1986
Firelord 1986
Pyracurse 1986
Quazatron 1986
Technician Ted: The Megamix 1986
Uridium Plus 1986
Evening Star 1987
Exolon 1987
Gunrunner 1987
Impossaball 1987
Nebulus 1987
Rana Rama 1987
Zynaps 1987
Cybernoid 2: The Revenge 1988
Dustin 1988
Eliminator 1988
Gunrunner 1988
Magnetron 1988
Marauder 1988
Netherworld 1988
Head the Ball 1989
Stormlord 1989
Kraal 1990
Stormlord 2: Deliverance 1990
Super Cup Football 1991

Operating from modest premises on an industrial estate in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Hewson Consultants was one of the biggest names in the Spectrum software industry throughout the 1980s. The company, founded by Andew Hewson (right) in 1980, initially concentrated on publishing books for would-be publishers (and Hewson himself was to write a popular programming column, "Hewson's Helpline", in Sinclair User for six years).

Hewson entered the games market in 1983 and over the next few years published many classic games - Cybernoid, Exolon, Rana Rama, and Uridium to name but a few. During the mid-1980s Hewson was the publisher for the legendary Graftgold programming team led by Andrew Braybrook, the authors of many outstanding games on the Spectrum and Commodore 64.

The company did not have a great deal of success in the 16-bit market, although several of its classic 8-bit games (notably Rana Rama and Nebulus) were converted to the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga. It was finally wound up in 1991. Hewson himself returned to the games scene the following year with a successor company, 21st Century Entertainment. This lasted several years, producing a number of memorable games (most notably the Pinball Fantasies series of pinball simulations for the Amiga) before finally going under in 1998.

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