Castle Fear was to be a sophisticated adventure with graphics and sound, as described by its advert in the December 1984 edition of Personal Computer Games.
The aim was to try and find the stolen Golden Crown and Seven Diamonds from deep within Castle Fear.
Unfortunately none of us got to do that, and the game doesn’t seem to have ever surfaced. The game was only advertised for the Commodore 64 and no other platforms.
The company only seemed to have games released in 1984, so it is possible that the company went under before those two games could be released.
It is possible that Peter Wood and David Rotor were also behind Castle Fear, as they were involved in Flame Island.
Do you know any more?
Peter Wood talks about Brain games:
“Brain Games was an experiment I started under the umbrella of Amplicon, but unfortunately it didn’t make any money, so we abandoned it after just a year. Amplicon started back in 1973 and flourished for many years in the electronics and computer field.
I was the founding director of Amplicon Micro Systems Ltd in 1979, selling Commodore hardware to businesses in the South East of England, and subsequently a main board director of Amplicon Electronics Ltd (the parent company). The company lives on, sadly without any of the original staff, as Amplicon Liveline: http://amplicon.co.uk whilst I started First Base in 1989, where I am still CEO.”