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Old 11 March 2018, 09:43   #1
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Paul Woakes RIP

Paul Woakes died last summer on the 15th July 2017.

He programmed Mercenary, Damocles, The Dion Crisis, Encounter, Backlash and Legends of Valour.

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Old 11 March 2018, 13:45   #2
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I was severely impressed by Mercenary back on the A8, and I loved Damocles on the ST. RIP Paul Woakes.
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Old 11 March 2018, 13:52   #3
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Can't avoid being depressed by these news. He couldn't have been an old guy, was he? Probably just a few years older than me...
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Old 11 March 2018, 14:17   #4
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I enjoyed both Mercenary and Backlash. Not sure I played the others.
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Old 11 March 2018, 14:45   #5
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I enjoyed and still enjoy Backlash and as much as i did not get into it Legends of Valour was a great game for its time..

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Old 11 March 2018, 16:28   #6
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That's really sad, loved Mercenary as a kid, and Damocles as a bit less than a kid! RIP Paul, u are awesome!
I have a few copies of the Mercenary Compendium too!
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I was very sad to hear about this.
Mercenary is my favourite game of all time.
A few of us tried tirelessly to arrange an interview with Paul, sadly he withdrew completely from the computer side of life.

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Old 12 March 2018, 21:53   #8
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oh no , i didn't know...

So so sad ....i played mercenary for hours on the C64
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Legend of Valour is a game that inspired the whole "The Elder Scrolls" franchise. I loved LoV. Rest in peace.
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Old 13 March 2018, 09:51   #11
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Oh no - sad news. Another visionary from the 8/16-bit days passes away, like Mike Singleton who we lost a few years ago. His legacy is massive.
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:21   #13
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Remember reading an interview with him on a german magazine...

R.I.P. Paul...
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RIP, such a shame to hear news like this. I was absolutely obsessed with Legends of Valour back in the day.
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Old 13 March 2018, 18:29   #15
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Sorry to hear that, it is sad news.
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Old 14 March 2018, 07:57   #16
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i first discovered his games with mercenary on the c64, which was an incredible achievement. backlash was one of the first games i bought for my amiga and i played it to death.

he was always a bit of enigma.. to my knowledge he never gave an interview. i have immense respect for people who just let their work do the talking.

the weird thing is i loved legends of valour but i don't recall knowing he was behind it.. though that was many years ago now.
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Remember reading an interview with him on a german magazine...

R.I.P. Paul...
Cool! Got a link?
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mercenary III was a fascinating mystery of a game i coudnt figure out what it was about, but is was definitely outstanding considering requirements.
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Old 18 March 2018, 19:23   #19
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I always loved Encounter! on the Atari 800. Mercenary too.
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