About us

Retro Games

Retro Games Ltd is made up of people with a combined games industry experience of over 100 years, having successfully produced and released many games across many formats, such the C64, Spectrum, GBA, Wii and more. Members of the team also successfully bought to market the C64DTV direct to TV C64 games console, and Nintendo Wii Virtual Console C64 games.

Based in the UK, Retro Games operate on a global scale, the main people heading up Retro Games are:

  • Darren Melbourne – Co-creator of the C64DTV direct to TV C64 games console and has held senior positions in many game development and publishing companies such as Square Enix. Darren has extensive knowledge of game licensing and production.
  • Paul Andrews – Co-Creator of several games-based consoles. His previous companies were was responsible for many PC-based retro games and the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console C64 games. Paul has extensive experience in digital content publishing and management across multiple formats.
  • Chris Smith – Co-creator of several games-based consoles. Chris’s design, creative and engineering skills power much of what we do. An experienced engineer, technical architect, developer and author, he wrote world’s best book on “How to design a microcomputer”.

Behind the scenes there are many others working with us, from artists to coders, from animators to producers.

Koch Media

Our global distribution partner.

The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.