Games That Weren’t is currently made up of a team of 10 members, all of whom contribute when they can during their free time.
Here is a brief introduction about each member, and the roles they have within the project. We hope to get more people on board over time to help out.
Proprietor and webmaster for GTW and GTW64
The creator of Games That Weren’t, and who has been running proceedings for over 20 years. Enjoys all things retro-gaming related and also does the odd bit of C64 graphic work and helps with general preservation of C64 and VIC-20 software/music for projects such as Gamebase and HVSC. Frank also has a personal blog which can be checked out at http://fgasking.wordpress.com
GTW and GTW64 researcher
Fabrizio has been a long-time contributor for many years and has been one of the most prolific contributors to the project. You will see his name come up a lot on the site for various contributions from his very keen eye for unreleased games and prototypes. Not only does he contribute great information, but he’s quick to spot if I break something on the site!
GTW64 archivist and researcher
GTW64’s original partner in crime, David has been with GTW64 since the beginning and helps to find many unreleased games and also arranges for them to be fixed into a working state to add to the website. Arranged crucial fixes for big findings such as Tyger Tyger and Devious Designs. As well as arranging the fixing of titles, Dave has dug out much information and contacts for titles. Dave is very active within the Commodore 64 scene too and has been working a lot recently on the new Zzap!64 magazine.
Another GTW64 regular, Peter Weighill, has contributed much information on many GTW64 titles over the years through scans and crucial credits. Peter is not actively contributing reviews, but behind the scenes he helps to keep the wheels turning by providing some excellent research and findings for many a GTW64 title. Pete also is a big contributor to other C64 projects such as Gamebase 64 and has produced some wonderful C64 maps.
Gary is another long term contributor to GTW64 since at least 2013 (and likely much earlier than this), and has joined up many dots with various titles over the years, digging out references to scans, new information and titles not yet covered in the C64 archive. You’ll find his name throughout the contribution credits for many a title.
Karl has been a long time contributor since as early as 2006, with various crucial contributions and titles flagged up over the years. He is another person who you will find his name dotted around the site in various “thank you” segments. In the past year or so, Karl has increased his contributions to the site to the point where it should be recognised – and so here we are! Karl is also the host of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine podcast. (Patreon: https://patreon.com/VGNRTM)
Grzegorz has been contributing to GTW for just over a year now (this being written in December 2021), and not just regarding unreleased games, but highlighting materials that were never used in final released games. This has always been an area that has fascinated us, with occasional prototype posts in the past. Thanks to Grzegorz’s great research and meticulousness, we’ve been able to flag up some interesting differences, showing how games can evolve and change so much during their development.
GTW and GTW64 researcher
Ross has been a long time contributor to GTW since 2014, and has provided a staggering amount of research and findings from press materials over the years. It’s been a struggle to keep up, and there is quite a back log that we are slowly working through, which is nothing to complain about at all of course! Just highlights how we wish this was a full time job! Again, Ross is a name you will find on many pages within the archive and has helped to pull a lot of press material in one place for many a title.
A long serving researcher/contributor for GTW64, Andrew has in the past dug up some crucial information on many a lost C64 game over the years. Andrew’s role has included digging up vital information for titles, promotion of the website and recovery of GTW titles. He is a very busy man these days – just how he manages so many projects, I don’t know! Andrew also writes on a regular basis for Retro Gamer magazine.
Webmaster of the Amiga Games That Werent sister site. Adrian has overseen some wonderful findings over the years, including Snow Bros and many many more. After a bit of a break from the site, Adrian has been putting together some new findings, and recently did a brilliant article on Cyber Space, including never seen before screens from the PC edition of the game.
GTW writer and researcher
Alex Ross has previously helped to review and research various GTW titles for the C64 platform (and possibly others in the future). Alex is a great writer, and this shows in his reviews, and he is also a fan of Monty The Mole! Alex is usually tied up these days with other responsibilities, but hopefully will return some day to contribute more great write ups to the site.
- Timo Weirich – Timo helped very kindly with hosting for the site many moons ago, and also once ran PC and 3DO GTW mirror sites before deciding to move onto pastures new.
- Patrick Furlong – Patrick used to help run an Amstrad CPC section for the site many moons ago.