The history of Revolution Software Ltd
Wales.gif (229371 bytes) In Autumn 1989 Charles Cecil, Tony Warriner and David Sykes met in darkest north Wales to discuss a new and exciting venture. They conspired to form a company to write graphic adventures. Via telephone 'Miss X' approved the deal. Suspecting that they were being followed, even here, they ate all documents relating to the meeting and drove off in seperate cars.

Tony and Dave returned the following summer to write the menu systems for Lure of the Temptress.

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Those offices in full:

chants.jpg (73535 bytes) A few months later, on 1st March 1990, Tony Warriner moved into a tiny, freezing, half-office with one desk  on Chanterlands avenue in Hull. On 1st April Tony was joined by Dave Sykes. Together they half froze to death between bouts of a strange dizzyness brought on by the fumes from an ineffective portable gas heater.

After 6 months of strange dreams they coined the term 'mega-character' and work began in earnest on Lure of the Temptress.

 

 

flat31.jpg (94359 bytes) Revolution moved into Dave's flat (No. 30) at Warehouse 13 on Hull marina for two days. Tony worked in the living room and Dave in his bedroom.

As is clearly illustrated in the picture, Warehouse 13 began to sink into the ground under the weight of the rubbish accumulated in Dave's flat during this period.

 

 

 

 

flat26.jpg (61507 bytes) To counter balance the subsidence, the team quickly moved from Dave's flat to that of a friend, Alan Clifford, (no. 26, in green) on the other side of Warehouse 13. At this point Charles and 'Miss X', aka Noirin Carmody, joined full time and lived, temporarily, in the flat! When this got too small (i.e. straight away) the fledgling company moved back up the stairs into Flat 31, across the corridor from Dave's flat - this meant Dave had even less distance to commute.

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ferens.jpg (125857 bytes) In 1992 Revolution  moved into highly prestigious 2nd floor offices on Ferensway in Hull above the sophisticated hubbub of continental city life and cafe culture.

Here we had 5 musty rooms in which to finally complete Lure of the Temptress and play Doom at insanely loud volume in order to scare off the councillors on the 1st floor. Work then began on Beneath a Steel Sky which was finished just after we moved to York. The office was burgled shortly after we left - but that's Revolution; always one step ahead.

In 1994 we moved to a secret location somewhere in the delightful historic city of York, the inspiration for America's lesser known New York City.

 

 

VGR1_jupiter.gif (47596 bytes) However, in order to avoid distruption caused by the Millenium Bug, Revolution are now based on the planet Jupiter - right in the eye of the storm where work proceeds upon In Cold Blood, their most ambitious project yet!