DreamcastRIP wrote:Not sure why some people are listing their favourite Speccy games publisher when Darran specifically asked for our "favourite Spectrum developer".
I appreciate that in the case of Ultimate it's tough finding out who developed each game as they were quite secretive about that sort of thing. But for the likes of Ocean, Imagine and Durell all one has to do is to check out the WoS database to discover which individual/s developed those publishers' games.
Most of the early Ultimate games, and hence the good ones, were developed by Tim and Chris Stamper themselves. It's only the post-Gunfright ones that we're not sure who was behind them, but since they're mostly forgettable I doubt that matters much.
Anyway, I'll go for Pete Cooke. Obviously his 3D epics including Tau Ceti, Academy and Micronaut One are personal favourites, but he was incredibly prolific and dabbled in all manner of different genres including simulations, puzzles and text adventures.