Resource centre for ZX Spectrum games using
       Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy game engines

 

Chronology

 

1983 

 

August

Manic Miner is released by Bug-Byte Software Ltd.

 

Later that year

Manic Miner is re-released, with minor changes, by Software Projects Ltd.

 

1984

Some time in the first quarter of the year

Jet Set Willy is released by Software Projects Ltd.

 

Later that year

Manic Designer, Manic Designer 2, Manic Miner Graphics Designer and Manic Miner Levels Designer are released by Peter Webb and Mark Whatling (P&M Software).

Mark Crawford's JSW Editor is released by Softricks.

Jet Set Willy Editor Mk2 is released by Softricks.

Paul Rhodes's JetSet Willy Editor is released by Spectrum Electronics.

Jet Set Willy Graphics Designer and Jet Set Willy Levels Designer are released by Peter Webb and Mark Whatling (P&M Software).

Jet Set Willy Room Designer is created by R. D. Foord Software.

 

1985

 January / February

Mark Jeffries' Jet Set Willy Editor, containing the game later named Jet Set Willy: Spectrum Computing, is released in Issue 12 of the Spectrum Computing cassette magazine.

 

August

16 August

Jet Set Willy II is released by Software Projects Ltd.

 

Some time in 1985:

Manic Miner 2 is released by Schultze.

Jet Set Willy III is released by Michael Blanke and Arno Gitz.

Henry's Hoard is released by Alternative Software Ltd.

Manic Miner No. 2 is created by R. D. Foord Software.

Join The Jet-Set! is created by Richard Hallas.

The Continuing Adventures, The Deadly Mission and Willy's Holiday are created by Adam Britton.

Spaceman Willy is created by Leslie Marwick.

Manic Miner Game Designer & Editor is created by R. D. Foord Software.

JSW Sprite Library is created by R. D. Foord Software.

 

Probably in 1985:

 Willy's New Hat is created by an unknown author.

 

1986

Dr. Jet Set Willy is created by R. D. Foord Software.

Henry's Hoard is re-released, with some changes, by Alternative Software Ltd.

Winer Milly is released on tape 2, side A of the compilation 60 Spectrum Games by Magnum Computing.

 

1987

Henry's Hoard is re-released, with minor changes, on side A of covertape MicroHobby Issue 188: Tape 7.

 

1990

 December

Not JSW! is released on side A of electronic magazine Outlet Issue 040.

 

1992

 July

Richard Swann's Manic Miner Editor is published as a type-in in Issue 79 of Your Sinclair magazine.

 

1993

 January

Richard Swann's Jet Set Willy Editor is published as a type-in in Issue 85 of Your Sinclair magazine.

 

1995

 September

Jet Set Willy III and Jet Set Willy Editor Mk2 are included in the snapshot pack in Issue 2 of the Emulate! online magazine.

 

October

Join The Jet-Set! is released as part of the snapshot pack in Issue 2 of the Emulate! online magazine.

 

November / December

The Continuing Adventures are released as part of the snapshot pack in Issue 3 of the Emulate! online magazine.