The story of Freeload aka Ocean Loader

When you think of Commodore 64 gaming, you probably think of titles released by Ocean/Imagine and if you’re thinking about them, you’re probably humming the tune from the Ocean Loaders.

The Ocean Loader is by far the most well remembered game loading sequence bar none and loved by many Commodore fans including yours truly. But who wrote it, where did it come from and how was it done?

Thanks to a link posted by a Facebook friend, you can read all about it from the chap who actually wrote it.

http://www.pauliehughes.com/page3/page3.html

I’ve linked the following before, but though it’s worth doing again. This is Mordi’s remix of Ocean Loader tune no.2 and is perfect for playing in the background whilst you read the above link.

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