Early Level 9 Advertising
A collection of early Level 9 advertising; before the release of their adventure games.
See this page of the site for early Level 9 adventure game advertising.
The earliest Level 9 advertising currently found (October 1981)
Source: Computing Today - October 1981 - magazine scan by Flaxcottage
This same wording of classified advert appeared over the next couple of months in various magazines...
Source: Practical Computing November 1981
They also placed a similar advert in Computing Today November 1981 as shown in this Level 9 history document they put together to celebrate their five year anniversary in 1986...
Source: Computing Today - November 1981
Variants of the two wordings of classified ads continue to appear, e.g. in the December 1981 & January 1982 issues of Computing Today...
...where Fantasy, is explicitly mentioned as a game title.
Here's a large advert (showcasing Level 9's full range at the time?) from the Nascom magazine 80-Bus News
Source: 80-Bus News January/March 1982
Fantasy is described thus:
An adventure game in which you must compete with the other 25 characters in a Gothic mansion to join the League of Heroes. The other 'players' behave realistically and you need cunning to win, rather than all-out aggression.
April 1982 advert...
Source: Computing Today - April 1982
Early Level 9 advert, for Nascom 1&2 software, featuring the game Fantasy...
Source: PCW April 1982 - Supplement
Quote about Fantasy, by Pete Austin, from a later Sinclair User article...
Fantasy, and their other early software, is mentioned in their 5 year anniversary celebration document...
Source: Computing Today - May 1982
A later advert in Computing Today, from January 1983, explicitly lists Fantasy as being a BASIC game; rather than machine code.