Acorn World 1997
Acorn World 1997 took place at the Wembley Exhibition Centre, London, UK from the 31st of
October to the 2nd of November. For Acorn Gaming aficionados there were a few sites of
particular interest, and there was certainly much more to see than the sorry state of
affairs which presented itself at last year's show, even if it wasn't exactly gaming
You may already have read reports on Acorn World in other magazines, but I
can assure you that this report contains plenty of things that you won't have
read (or seen) anywhere else! Some of these are due to the focus on games, whilst
others are due to a rather irreverent approach.
Probably the most hyped title finally on release at the show was TBA Software's 3D racing
game Brutal Horse Power, although there was a first public showing of an Acorn
port of Quake running throughout the show on Acorn's stand. The Datafile had
the brand new Wizard Apprentice available on CD at a special show offer (now
extended until the end of January), and the superb new space strategy game Exodus
was also on general sale. If you hadn't seen Drifter previously then it was
running on various stands, and some new ProAction ports of old BBC Micro games were on
display on the Werewolf Software stand. The Fourth Dimension also had a
couple of minor new releases on sale.
Due to the size of this article I've split it up onto several separate pages, liberally
decorated with revealing photographs! There are also
some interesting shots of Chris Cox and Peter Bondar giving their presentation on the
Future of Acorn...
The entrance to Acorn World (left), which was in Wembley Conference Hall 3 (right)
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