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The Game Maker’s Companion: Game Development: The Journey Continues by Jacob Hagbood, Kevin Crossley, Martin Rijks, Nana Nielsen

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Chapter 5. Krool's Forces: Sweetening the Challenge

One-hundred and fifty years before Gremlin came up with the idea for Zool, his home city of Sheffield (in the UK) witnessed the birth of a quite different sort of company. This was George Bassett and Co. Limited, the confectioner who would go on to produce Licorice Allsorts, Jelly Babies, and Wine Gums. So, although it may be somewhat surreal, it's actually quite fitting that the first world in Zool was inspired by the colorful and tempting wares of a candy store.

It's difficult to know exactly what kind of nightmares a 19th century confectioner might have had, but being attacked by his own candy would almost certainly qualify as a particularly bad one. Of course, Zool's resemblance to an ant ...

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