Fun School 3

by Database Educational Software

1 January 1990

“Fun School 3 is the third set of educational games, created in 1990 by Database Educational Software released for the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS and RISC OS computers. The three individual games catered for children aged under 5 years, between 5 and 7 years and over 7 years respectively. The games and their age ranges took in to full account of the new National Curriculum and the school syllabus content at the time.

The Fun School 3 games were developed using the STOS (derived from BASIC) programming language with the STOS Compiler Engine. For the Amiga version it was converted to AMOS using the AMOS Compiler by William Cochrane and Peter Hickman. Before the BBC Micro and DOS versions were released “Fun School 3” had already sold 45,000 copies of other formats. By the time “Fun School 4” was in development, Europress had sold 300,000 copies of its Fun School products and 400,000 copies by April.

The Amiga version was hosted on the “Commodore 1990 Christmas” talk show along with AMOS 3D. The Amstrad PCW version won the European Computer Leisure Award as “Best Home Education Package” and also got the 8000 Plus Seal of Approval.” –


  • Localization
  • STOS Basic
  • Atari ST
  • Home Computer