Talk:Delbert the Hamster Software

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I'm confused, and the listings on Baf's Guide aren't making it clear either. If I had to guess, I'd say that this was a brand name within a company, not a person or author with a misleading pseudonym. If I'm right, this more properly belongs under Publishers, not People. -- David Welbourn 11:25, 5 Dec 2005 (Central Standard Time)

This article should be filed with Developers (or somesuch), since the company was solely responsible for software development, not publishing (like Infocom and Legend). I've already used the developer: label (distinct from author or publisher) in a few game references. The header Author Credits isn't applicable either, but since neither Infocom nor Legend Entertainment provide a list games, we could leave them out altogether. --Mara 06:13, 28 July 2006 (EST)

I don't know if we should create a "Developers" category; maybe. If we do, should Magnetic Scrolls, for instance, be in that category instead of Category:Publishers? After all, they were published by Rainbird (later by Virgin).

But I think every publisher (and developer) page should provide a list of games. The list for Infocom is at Infocom games; I think it should be added to the Infocom page instead. It's just useful to know all the games of a publisher. --Eriorg 06:46, 4 August 2006 (EST)

It may not be relevant still but Delbert the Hamster (as well as being a pseudonym that Scott Denyer used when writing the Arnold the Adventurer series for Zenobi) was also a completely independent home-run label. The DTH adventures were eventually republished by Zenobi which regularly causes confusion. See http://www.garethpitchford.co.uk/documents/Delbert_Games.pdf for details.