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Friday 31st May 2002

The true battlefield experience comes to PC in World War II: Frontline Command
Posted: Friday, 31 May 2002

Codemasters have released new screenshots and a press release for World War II: Frontline Command.

  • The true battlefield experience comes to PC in World War II: Frontline Command.

    May 31st – Fresh from a hit unveiling at E3, Codemasters today reveal new screens from World War II: Frontline Command, the forthcoming real-time strategy epic for PC, being developed by The Bitmap Brothers.

    World War II: Frontline Command is a squad-based action RTS game that captures the heroism of some of World War II’s most significant battles. It will be the first action-RTS to deliver a true recreation of the battlefield experience and effectively portray the psychology of warfare, rather than` the sterile theory of wargaming.

The new screenshots can be found here.

Thursday 30th May 2002

Crawfish announce details of Palm and PocketPC titles
Posted: Thursday, 30 May 2002

Crawfish released this press release today about new Bitmap Brothers Palm and PocketPC titles, Chaos Engine Pocket, Xenon Pocket and Z Pocket.

  • Crawfish to publish online handheld specialist launch site for downloadable Pocket PC and Palm games

    Gaming On The Go!
    Crawfish to sell gaming classics for Palm and Pocket PCs!

    30th May 2002, Croydon, Surrey, UK. Crawfish Interactive today confirmed its move into the world of publishing as it looks to build upon its phenomenal success developing handheld hits with the creation of CrawfishToGo. Specialising in the development of Palm and Pocket PC games for download over the Internet, this new addition to the Crawfish family marks a broadening of the company's business interests, and further enhances its position as the world's leading handheld specialist.

    Crawfish’s founder, Cameron Sheppard, commented on the plan: "The creation of CrawfishToGo marks an incredibly exciting time for all at the company. We've had a fantastic first five years and now we can approach the next five with real anticipation. We've already established ourselves as the premiere GameBoy and mobile developer, now we want to lead the way in Palm and Pocket PC gaming. Despite its enormous growth over the last few years the market has remained largely untapped and we're confident our games are going to be massive hits. "

    The launch of the business is to be spearheaded by original games Gopher It and Chess Togo. Available on the Crawfish ToGo website ( for the fantastic price of just £2.99 each, these two games are expected to be popular and provide a mere taster of what gamers can look forward to in the months ahead. With dedicated development teams already working on new, quality versions of classic hits such as Chaos Engine and Z, the company's game's library is set to explode over the course of the year.

    Colin Kendrick, head of CrawfishToGo, confirmed: "Although this is our first publishing venture we're already looking forward to establishing ourselves as the number one developer of Palm and Pocket PC games. Our success is going to be based upon providing quality games at incredibly low prices. Our portfolio of games is already looking good, and it's going to get even better with games like the Chaos Engine, Xenon and Z all due later this year."

Wednesday 29th May 2002

Speedball Arena Mag Shots
Posted: Wednesday, 29 May 2002

We have put up some of the screenshots that have appeared in recent magazines for Speedball Arena.  To view the new screenshots, please go here.


Thursday 16th May 2002

Crawfish to play Gods!
Posted: Thursday, 16 May 2002

Crawfish released this press release today about new Bitmap Brothers GBA titles.

    Bitmap Brothers classics to be brought back to life!

    16 May 2002, Croydon, Surrey, UK.  Crawfish Entertainment is today delighted to announce plans to reinvent three classic Bitmap Brothers' games on the GameBoy Advance. The critically acclaimed trio of Gods (1991), Magic Pockets (1991) and Chaos Engine (1993) are set to wow gamers all over again as Crawfish brings all the magic of these sensational games to the leading handheld gaming platform.

To read the rest see either Gods GBA, Magic Pockets GBA or The Chaos Engine GBA pages


Monday 13th May 2002

Bitmap Brothers Restructuring
Posted: Monday, 13 May 2002

We have released an important press release entitled “The Bitmap Brothers restructure ready for expansion”.

    The renowned UK development veterans, The Bitmap Brothers, creators of hit titles across almost every generation of hardware today announced a significant internal restructure to allow for expansion and diversification across current and future products and platforms.

    MD Mike Montgomery has appointed a board of directors to bolster middle management, with Ed Bartlett assuming the role of Business Development Director; Jamie Barber, the Lead Designer on Codemasters’ forthcoming RTS epic ‘WW2: Frontline Command’ becoming Creative Director, and veteran programmer John M Phillips expanding his role as Head of Programming into the new position of Technical Director.

To read the important press release, please go here.


Related Links

Other Sites

Crawfish Interactive

Official Speedball Arena site
Official World War II site

Bitmap Brothers pages

Gods GBA
Magic Pockets GBA
Speedball Arena
The Chaos Engine GBA
The Chaos Engine Pocket
World War II: Frontline Command
Xenon Pocket
Z Pocket




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