The History of Silverbird Software

Tudor Times

Shortly after deciding to drop the label, MicroProse sold Silverbird to a small firm called Tudor Enterprises, based in Weston-Super-Mare. They were a tape duplicator at the time, and they published an advert in a number of computer magazines in the Autumn of 1990, asking for former Silverbird developers and new developers to get in contact.

Tudor advert for Silverbird developers

They published one compilation of old Silverbird titles for the Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC called Magnum Pack – Volume 1. This collection comprised of four previously released budget games: Turbo Boat, BMX Kidz, Pogostick Olympics and Skateboard Joust.

Tudor also released the sequel to Olli & Lisa called Halloween: Olli & Lisa II on the Spectrum. They also re-released a couple of previous Silverbird games; Daisysoft’s Street Warriors (C64) that had been renamed Street Warrior on the inlay, and Five-A-Side Football (Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC) that had previously been known as European 5-A-Side. Each re-release had new artwork on the sleeves.

Tudor Enterprises are still based in Weston-Super-Mare, but are these days are known as Cornmeer Services Ltd. They are listed as a recording studio, but they also help people convert vinyl records to CD, sell replacement cases for PlayStation games and offer various other related services.

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