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Hello Darling! Codies Founder Returns

I'll never get bored of that joke.

Back in the days of the ZX Spectrum I wrote a fake ‘hostage’ letter to Your Sinclair (you can see it below), claiming to have taken hostage of all Codemasters’ releases and threatening to send them, one by one, back to Your Sinclair.

In those days, Codie’s releases were of dubious quality so this was a terrifying prospect.

Heading up the operation were the Darling brothers, the West & Zampella of the 8-bit era. The Darlings sold their share of Codemasters for $70 million in 2007 and now – brace yourselves – David Darling, is back with a new company, Kwalee. The company will be developing – what else – mobile apps.

Kwalee is a start up so right now is recruiting the key people who will define the company and who will grow with it. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates.

Kwalee will develop smartphone apps that are very special indeed (not just games), we are striving to give our customers unique and rewarding experiences.

Welcome back Darling.

The outcome of the hostage letter? I won three games as the ‘Star Letter’ for that issue of Your Sinclair. Three Codemasters games.  Gits.

Source: Kwalee Site

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  1. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    I remember that letter. Help me.

    Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 12:46.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Really? Small world isnt it :)

      Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 12:58.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        I genuinely think so, yes.

        Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 13:04.
      • mrfodder
        Since: Nov 2009

        I remember it too. So, so old!

        Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 13:14.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      I don’t remember, *checks age*

      Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 16:29.
  2. BIGAL-1992
    Since: Jan 2009

    That’s bloody hilarious that letter!

    Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 12:58.
  3. minerwilly
    Since: Feb 2009

    I pine for the days of Your Sinclair and Sinclair User (never was too bothered about Crash) . My favourite was always the one with The Young Ones on the front cover and of course an interview with Matt Smith http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=YourSinclair/Issue02/Pages/YourSinclair0200001.jpg

    Comment posted on 12/09/2011 at 16:16.
  4. bacon_nuts
    Since: Mar 2011

    Yay more mobile apps.. Great letter though!

    Comment posted on 13/09/2011 at 02:42.

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