Do you know Metin Seven? He and Reinier van Vliet were one of the freelancers who worked for Dutch Amiga Magazine. Their articles were a nice read (which could not be said of the rest of the magazine).
Yes, I think the Hoi-story published in Amiga Magazine is only a part of the whole story. The article ends with Team Hoi being happy that their game finally gets distributed by Hollyware. Somehow I vaguely remember that its update/sequel, Hoi-AGA, was released on the Public Domain due to difficulties with Hollyware.
Bedroom programmers, take heed.