Edge - The Making Of: Dizzy

The tale of how the Oliver twins got into the videogame industry is one of those Britsoft yarns, comparable to the one about Gremlin starting up above a computer shop or Peter Molyneux and Les Edgar kick-starting the development of Populous after receiving free Amiga hardware that should have gone to Torus, not Taurus. The brothers, recent purchasers of a BBC Micro, entered a competition on a Saturday morning kids show ("Isla St Clair, Tommy Boyd, Jeremy Beadle," remembers Andrew Oliver) to design a videogame. They won – being the only ones to send an actual game rather than a design idea drawn in crayon – and later sold Gambit to Acornsoft for £200.

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