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is a British
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designer of strategy video game
Strategy video games is a video game genre that emphasizes skillful thinking and planning to achieve victory. They emphasize strategic, tactical, and sometimes logistical challenges. Many games also offer economic challenges and exploration...
s and founder of the defunct game studios Mythos Games
Mythos Games is a defunct British video game developer company founded by Julian Gollop.-Games developed by Mythos Games:* Rebelstar II * Laser Squad * Lords of Chaos * Magic & Mayhem -External links:*...
and Codo Technologies
Codo Technologies is a video game developer that was founded by Julian Gollop and others, including brother Nick Gollop, continuing the line of sophisticated strategy war games started at their previous company Mythos Games. Julian is especially known for his role in the creation of the X-COM...
Gollop's career spans over 25 years, during which he has designed games for numerous systems over the years, from the early 8-bit
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s to 32-bit
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. His most popular work to date is the X-COM
X-COM is a series of strategy games created by Julian Gollop. In 2010 2K Marin announced the official reboot of the series, entitled simply XCOM. The original game has a cult following.- Original series :...
series of science fiction games, in particular the first and third games in the series (in which his brother Nick was the main programmer for the PC versions).
- Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (2011)
- Rebelstar: Tactical Command
Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a Game Boy Advance turn-based tactical video game developed by Codo Technologies in 2005.The game was created by Julian Gollop, who designed the X-COM games...
- Laser Squad Nemesis
Laser Squad Nemesis was a 2002 multiplayer turn-based tactics computer game developed by Codo Technologies. The lead designer, Julian Gollop, previously designed the X-COM series and the original Laser Squad.-Gameplay:...
- The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge
The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge was a canceled video game for PC and PlayStation 2 by Mythos Games, the authors of the original X-COM game, claimed to having been "essentially a remake of the first X-COM with 3D graphics".-Story:...
- Magic and Mayhem
Magic & Mayhem, also known as Duel: The Mage Wars , The Art of Magic , Mana: Der Weg der schwarzen Macht , Duelo de hechiceros , Art of Magic: La Guerra dei Maghi and Arcanes , is a fantasy/mythology-themed real-time strategy game designed by Julian Gollop and developed by Mythos Games...
- X-COM: Apocalypse
- Story :Half a century after the end of the second X-COM campaign, the last battle of T'leth has severely damaged Earth's biosphere. As a result, several self-contained Megalopolis-type cities were proposed to provide habitation for humanity. The game follows Mega-Primus, the first of these...
- UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense
UFO: Enemy Unknown is a critically acclaimed strategy video game created by Julian Gollop and published by MicroProse Software in 1993...
- Lords of Chaos
Lords of Chaos is a turn-based tactics video game, published in 1990 by Blade Software. It is the sequel to Chaos and an ancestor of the popular X-COM series of games, also written by Julian Gollop. In Lords of Chaos each player controls a wizard who can cast various magic spells...
- Laser Squad
Laser Squad is a turn-based tactics computer game, originally released for the ZX Spectrum and later for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Amiga and Atari ST computers, as well as PC computers. It was designed by Julian Gollop and his team at Target Games and published by Blade Software...
- Rebelstar II (1988)
--Rebestar Raiders was originally released for the 48k ZX Spectrum in 1984 by Red Shift Ltd, a war games publisher who had also released Gollop's space strategy game, Nebula. It was written in BASIC....
Chaos: The Battle of Wizards is a turn-based tactics computer game which was released on the ZX Spectrum in 1985. It was written by Julian Gollop and originally published by Games Workshop.-History:...
- Rebelstar Raiders (1984)
- Nebula (1984)
Battlecars is a simple wargame based upon the Mad Max genre of a post-apocalyptic world dominated by aggressive, warring gangs. It was first published by Games Workshop in the early 1980s and the game designers were Gary Chalk and Ian Livingstone...
- Islandia (1983)
- Time Lords (1983)