There are no published TelecomSoft games available for download here. You will find plenty of other sites on the Internet that offer old Firebird, Rainbird and Silverbird games, but I felt more than a little uncomfortable with the possible moral and legal implications and so decided back in 2002 not to host any such files here.
When downloads are offered, they will more often than not be exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else (unless someone else has leached them from here of course!).
Feel free to browse the links above and download what little there is on offer. Please note that every file is compressed using the ZIP format, so you need a suitable program to extract the file(s) within once they have downloaded.
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What follows is the content of an example TelecomSoft developer contract – circa 1987 – for a Firebird budget game. Read More
Fast loaders (e.g. Bleepload) and all sorts of other tricks had been employed for a number of years to try and make games harder to copy. The Lenslok device was the latest attempt at trying to prevent copies of games being played by people who hadn’t bought the game. Read More
A number of TelecomSoft titles came with novellas. These were used to help set the scene for the game, and also to act as an anti-piracy measure. Read More
Following is a list of memorabilia, games and other related TelecomSoft materials that I’m currently looking out for. Read More
This page lists those ex-colleagues who I worked with at TelecomSoft for the last year before the sale. People who worked (and left) TelecomSoft before I joined are indicated with an *, and some of them might be classified as ‘other’ if I’m not sure which department they worked in. Read More
TelecomSoft News was a glossy, full-colour 8-page newsletter sent out to retailers and distributors to keep them informed about current and up-and-coming Firebird, Rainbird and Silverbird releases. Read More
Marten Davies was employed as a consultant for Dr Ederyn Williams (General Manager of BT’s Information Services division) when he was tasked with setting up an office for TelecomSoft in the United States. Read More
Most computer games included music somewhere, even if it was only on the title screen or the high score table. Read More