Hewson Consultants Ltd.

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Hewson Consultants Ltd.
Hewson Consultants Ltd. logo
Founded 1980
Reestablished: 2013
Closed 1991
Headquarters Abingdon, Great Britain
Manager Andrew Hewson
Employees
Key People (choice) Dominic Robinson, John Phillips
John Cumming, Stephen Crow,
Gordon Hewson,
Raffaele Cecco
Turnover
Sector Computer and video games
Website www.hewsonconsultants.com
Information * 1991 renamed
21st Century Entertainment Ltd.
* Label: Rack It

Hewson Consultants Ltd began early 1980, when Andrew Hewson started to distributed his own books such as "Hints and Tips for the ZX 81" and "40 best machine code routines for the ZX Spectrum". At the same time, hobby programmers were offered to have their programs released. This lead to the "garage company" becoming a genuine enterprise with its own offices in 1982.


From 1984 on Hewson possessed their on copying units and were releasing games by Graftgold, as well.

In 1985, there was a big success with Paradroid, and several similarly successful releases followed.

At the end of the 1980s, financial troubles occurred and Graftgold left and looked for a new publisher. The salaried programmers Dominic Robinson and John Cumming joined Graftgold in reaction.

Hewson was renamed 21st Century Entertainment Ltd. in 1991.

In 2013, Hewson Consultants Ltd was reestablished by Andrew Hewson in order to promote his book Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers. In the summer of 2015, a CD with title tracks of 10 games published by Hewson Consultants war released.

The game Hyper Sentinel was released in 2016. It was deliberately kept in the style of the 1980s.


Rack It[edit]

Rack It was apperently a low budget label under which games of Hewson were released. The label was set up by Hewson and Mastertronic.


C64 Game (Sample)[edit]

Animation from "Paradroid".
Animation from "Uridium".
Animation from "Nebulus".
Screenshot from "5th Gear".
Animation from "Alleykat".
Animation from "Stormlord".
1984
  • Heathrow Air Traffic Control
  • Schiphol
1985
1986
  • Alleykat
  • Firelord
  • Gribbly's Special Day Out (Rack It)
  • Iridis Alpha
  • Paradroid - Competition Edition
  • Paradroid - Metal Edition
  • Powerama
  • Southern Belle
  • Uridium
1987
1988
1989
1990
  • Deliverance: Stormlord II

Game compilations


Weblinks[edit]

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