Posts Tagged ‘The Lords of Midnight’

Singular: New Lords of Midnight & Midwinter Remakes

By Alec Meer on February 26th, 2013.

‘Twas terrible news when The Lords of Midnight, Doomdark’s Revenge and Midwinter designer Mike Singleton passed away suddenly last year. Chris Wild, Singleton’s friend and co-developer on his project at the time of his death, a faithful, multi-platform remake of The Lords of Midnight, eventually took the decision to continue with the game, which was well-received upon its iOS and Android release. A PC version of that is due at some point in the not too distant, and now perhaps adding some more bittersweetness to Singleton’s amazing legacy is the announcement of family-sanctioned plans for The Lords of Midnight: 30th Anniversary Edition, and a remake of Midwinter.
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(Mid)Winter Is Coming: The Lords Of Midnight

By Adam Smith on December 13th, 2012.

The news of Mike Singleton’s death earlier this year was extremely sad. Midwinter and its sequel are very high up on the list of games that made me, capturing so much that I admire about what is possible in games. When I first encountered them I was too young to realise how special they were – two decades later, their scope and ambition is more apparent than ever. I didn’t spend as much time with Singleton’s Midnight series but its combination of wargame and fantasy adventure marked it in my memory as one of the few games that engaged on both an epic and a personal level. I’ll be playing plenty of it soon though – Singleton was working on an iOS port and it’ll be out soon, with Windows and Mac versions.

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