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ELECTRIC DREAMS SOFTWARE was a video game publisher established in 1985 by former managing director of Quicksilva , Rod Cousens and former Software Manager of Quicksilva , Paul Cooper . The company published video games for the ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum
, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC between 1985 and 1989, becoming one of the top eight UK software houses of that decade.

CONTENTS

* 1 Software Studios * 2 Logo * 3 List of releases * 4 References

SOFTWARE STUDIOS

The publisher's in-house video game developer was Software Studios, set up in April 1986 and run by John Dean and Dave Cummings. Software Studios also handled Activision
Activision
's products marketed in countries outside the United States. The concept behind this team was to pool resources and ideas between all Electric Dreams projects, but they were also directly responsible for two film tie-in licenses , Aliens: The Computer Game (1986) and Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China
.

Other software titles were chosen for release by Paul Cooper , also formerly of Quicksilva. The company's initial releases were Riddler\'s Den and I, Of the Mask .

LOGO

Electric Dreams Software's logo design is nearly identical to the logo for Disney's Captain EO
Captain EO
.

LIST OF RELEASES

* Riddler\'s Den (1985), David Harper * I, of the Mask (1985), Spaceman Ltd * Back to the Future (1985), Software Images * Winter Sports (video game) (1985), Software Images * Zaxxon (1985); under license from Sega
Sega
* Aliens: The Computer Game (1986), Software Studios * Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China
(1986), Software Studios * Dandy (1986), The RamJam Corporation * Explorer (1986), The RamJam Corporation * Hijack (1986), Paradise Software * Mermaid Madness (1986), Soft Design * Prodigy (1986), MD Software * Spindizzy (1986), Paul Shirley and Phil Churchyard * Super Hang-On (1986), Software Studios; under license from Sega * Xarq (1986), The RamJam Corporation * Aliens: The Computer Game (1987), Mr. Micro * Firetrack (1987), Aardvark Software * FireTrap (1987), Source Software; under license from Data East
Data East
USA

* Nihilist (1987), Shahid Ahmad * RMS Titanic * Star Raiders II (1987), Simon Freeman, Gary Stark and Bruce Poelman; under license from Atari * Super Sprint
Super Sprint
(1987), as developer, published by Activision; under