Antony Crowther is an English programmer and musician. When he was 16, a friend of his father's gave him a Commodore PET 4032. Crowther figured out how to program on it and programmed Mastermind for it, a popular game at the time. Later, he bought a Commodore VIC-20 and ended up programming a game similar to Galaxian. He took the game to Superior Systems. They said they were not interested in the game, but were interested in Crowther's programming skills, so they lent him a Commodore 64. He then created his first commercial game Lunar Rescue.
Crowther almost attended an art college, but when he worked at Alligata Software, he never looked back.
Later, he ended up meeting Ben Daglish in school. Crowther created the game Percy the Potty Pigeon (C64) and he needed help with the death music, so he had Daglish help him with that. They were astonished by the sound quality and Crowther later started doing video game music himself. In 1985, he founded Wizard Development Ltd. In spring 1986, he and Daglish started We M.U.S.I.C. (We Make Use of Sound In Computers). In spring 1987, Crowther quit to focus on game programming again.
Crowther developed a compiler, one version of which he released in March 1986 as Music Master. In 1988, he got a Commodore Sampler and added samples.
Crowther said this about the music for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST versions of Captain Planet:
- mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,97124/ - MobyGames.
- facebook.com/antony.crowther - Facebook.
- youtube.com/watch?v=SufkUYgwvG4 - Video Interview.
- www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/displaypage.pl?issue=016&page=040&magazine=zzap - Group Interview with Rob Hubbard, Daglish, Crowther and David Whittaker from summer 1986.
- web.archive.org/web/20101228160110/http://www.c64.com/audio/Ben%20Daglish%20and%20Antony%20Crowther%20%5BBack%20in%20Time%20Live%202001%20interview.mp3 - Group Audio interview with Daglish and Crowther from 2001.