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==The Games==
 
==The Games==
 
The following games were distributed by [[Rainbird Software]] in the UK, and by [[Firebird]] in the US:
 
The following games were distributed by [[Rainbird Software]] in the UK, and by [[Firebird]] in the US:
* ''The Pawn'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1985).
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* ''The Pawn'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1985; Magnetic Scrolls).
 
** Illustrator: [[Geoff Quilley]].
 
** Illustrator: [[Geoff Quilley]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
* ''The Guild of Thieves'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1987).
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* ''The Guild of Thieves'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1987; Magnetic Scrolls).
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]] and [[Tristan Humphries]].
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]] and [[Tristan Humphries]].
 
* ''Jinxter'' ([[Georgina Sinclair]] and [[Michael Bywater]]; 1987).
 
* ''Jinxter'' ([[Georgina Sinclair]] and [[Michael Bywater]]; 1987).
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
* ''Corruption'' ([[Rob Steggles]] and [[Hugh Steers]]; 1988).
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* ''Corruption'' ([[Rob Steggles]] and [[Hugh Steers]]; 1988; Magnetic Scrolls).
 
** Illustrators: [[Alan Hunnisett]] and [[Richard Selby]].
 
** Illustrators: [[Alan Hunnisett]] and [[Richard Selby]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
* ''Fish!'' ([[John Molloy]], [[Pete Kemp]], [[Phil South]], and [[Rob Steggles]]; 1988).
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* ''Fish!'' ([[John Molloy]], [[Pete Kemp]], [[Phil South]], and [[Rob Steggles]]; 1988; Magnetic Scrolls).
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]], [[Alan Hunnisett]], [[Chris Kent]], and [[Richard Selby]], and [[Tristan Humphries]].
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]], [[Alan Hunnisett]], [[Chris Kent]], and [[Richard Selby]], and [[Tristan Humphries]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
 
** Music: [[John Molloy]].
  
 
This game was distributed through [[Official Secrets]]:
 
This game was distributed through [[Official Secrets]]:
* ''Myth'' ([[Paul Findley]]; 1989).
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* ''Myth'' ([[Paul Findley]]; 1989; Magnetic Scrolls).
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]], [[Tristan Humphries]], and [[Chris Kent]].
 
** Illustrators: [[Geoff Quilley]], [[Tristan Humphries]], and [[Chris Kent]].
  
 
This game was distributed by Virgin Mastertronic or Virgin Interactive:
 
This game was distributed by Virgin Mastertronic or Virgin Interactive:
* ''Wonderland'' ([[David Bishop]]; 1990).
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* ''Wonderland'' ([[David Bishop]]; 1990; [[Magnetic Windows]]).
 
** Illustrators: [[Alan Hunnisett]], [[Chris Kent]], [[Geoff Quilley]], and [[Anna Williams]].
 
** Illustrators: [[Alan Hunnisett]], [[Chris Kent]], [[Geoff Quilley]], and [[Anna Williams]].
 
** Music: [[Michael Powell]].
 
** Music: [[Michael Powell]].

Revision as of 23:47, 10 September 2005

Founded in 1984 by Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon, and Hugh Steers, this British company produced seven highly-regarded IF works. In common with contemporaries Infocom and Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls employed a virtual machine, but it was based on the machine code of a real 68000 chip, instead of an invented machine. Magnetic Scrolls' authoring system anticipated later trends by emphasizing more simulation.

The Games

The following games were distributed by Rainbird Software in the UK, and by Firebird in the US:

This game was distributed through Official Secrets:

This game was distributed by Virgin Mastertronic or Virgin Interactive:

This game isn't IF, but an "adventure/RPG" hybrid, distributed by MicroProse:

  • The Legacy: Realm of Terror (1993).

Collections

  • The Magnetic Scrolls Collection, Volume 1 (1991). Contains The Guild of Thieves, Corruption, and Fish! remade with Magnetic Windows.

Links