Rowan Software (Company)

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91 / 1003

Overall rating based on 3 games

Rowan Software was a British software company focused on the development of computer games. The company was founded by Rod Hyde in 1987 and based in Runcorn, Cheshire. Rowan was best known as a publisher of flight simulators for the PC.

The company was involved with a number of publishers including Mirrorsoft, Mindscape, Spectrum Holobyte, Virgin, and Empire Interactive. Rowan's involvement with Mirrorsoft included development of the strategy/role-playing title Duster which collapsed when Mirrorsoft was declared bankrupt.

In the early 1990s Martin Kenwright left with several members of Rowan's staff to form Digital Image Design.

Rowan was acquired by Empire Interactive in December 2000.

United Kingdom
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Release Date


December 31st, 1986 (30 years ago)
Rated: 91 / 100
PC DOS / ZX Spectrum / Amiga / Atari ST/STE / MSX / Sharp X1 / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / BBC Microcomputer System / Commodore C64/128 / Apple II / Mac / Arcade / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Sega Master System / Game Boy Color / WonderSwan / Commodore VIC-20

MiG Alley

November 30th, 1999 (17 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)

Flight of the Intruder

December 31st, 1990 (26 years ago)
Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / PC DOS / Atari ST/STE

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