Acorn in Pixels: BBC Micro games – Christopher John Payne

Acorn in Pixels: BBC Micro games

I did a degree in Business Studies at Leeds Polytechnic from 1979-1983 and wrote a 26,000-word project on the computer games market. I interviewed Bob Simpson, MD of Micro Power /Program Power and he offered me a job, handling the marketing. After 18 months I left and worked for Richard Hanson at Superior Software.

I was interviewed for the book Acorn in Pixels by idesine publishing, and now it’s out, I was asked for a photo of me with the book and some of the projects I worked on…

The above photo shows me with the Can You Write Games ad and poster plus booklet I wrote with Richard Hanson called Top Tips for Games Authors; J-cards for games like Gauntlet written by a dear friend at the time, Chris Terran, plus Mr Ee and Felix in the Factory and Felix and the Fruit Monsters; Citadel; Repton; and Time and Magik and Lancelot when I was MD of Mandarin Software and Europress Software.

On this site you’ll find more detailed info on my time in the computer games industry: the author stumbled across these pages via Google searches which led to him reaching out to me.

Links: Working at Micro Power / Program Power, Leeds

Links: Working at Superior Software

More: Working at Europress / Database Software / Mandarin Software 

You can contact me about this page here.

Buy the awesome Acorn in Pixels book here.


Chris Payne helps clients design winning products, designs sales funnels, rewrites all sales copy, provides webinar critiques, designs high-end mastermind programs, and more.