Iconic Computer Game – Daley Thompson’s Decathlon- 2012 Version released for phones and tablets.


Jane Cowmeadow

Still got the post Olympic blues? Looking for a little track and field action? Then look no further – Daley Thompson is releasing a 2012 version of the iconic computer game Daley Thompson’s Decathlon as an app for iOS (iPhones, iPads, iPods) and Android phones and tablets.

The original version of the Daley Thompson’s Decathlon was produced by Ocean and released in 1984 in the wake of Thompson’s second gold medal in LA. It was played on Amstrads, Commodores and Sinclair Spectrums using rapid finger speed on keyboards and joysticks to run faster, jump higher and throw further.

“I have often said if I had a pound for everyone who comes up to me in the street and says they loved the game but almost wore out their computer joysticks or fingers playing my decathlon game in the 80,’s I would be a millionaire! And it felt right this year with the Games in London to bring it back out for phones and tablet computers – I loved playing it then and am getting pretty good at the new version! “commented Double Olympic Champion Daley Thompson.

The new game has kept much of the integrity of the original along with a retro look and feel. The two days of the decathlon include: Day One – 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump and 400m. Day two – 110 hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin and the 1500m. You can progress from training through to different levels of challenge, to the equivalent of international competition. Integrated social media means players will be able to compete with friends and fellow gamers by posting their achievements to Twitter and Facebook.

The game, developed by Black Company Studios and published by Blisskiss productions has been developed collaboratively with Daley Thompson to ensure the game is sympathetic to the original game and true to the sport of decathlon.

Daley Thompsons Decathlon is available from the 22 October on both iOS and Android devices so

you can take the classic with you where-ever you go.