You know what, I relied on James’ and Ian’s judgement. If they thought it was right, it was right. No-one had a crystal ball and not everything works. Those guys had to make a business decision. They could have been afraid to make the decision, we might not have grown as a company and it would have been an even worse end to the story.
I had known Gremlin and Ian Stewart for a while of course, and Jenny Richard’s who had been the buyer for Centresoft. We had also had some meetings about [...] using Ian’s in-house developed Nintendo dev kit. When things started falling around my ears in 1990, Ian and James North-Hearn were actually visiting to discuss development. Ian was a good egg and wanted to help, and being a canny businessman he saw an opportunity too. There was something in it for both of us really, always the best deal, so I moved to Sheffield as a consultant with a fairly open brief to look for opportunities to help build Gremlin.