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Posts tagged “DMA-design”

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Have You Played… Wild Metal Country?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Jim has. He auditioned it twice, and it failed to impress on both occasions. I, on the other hand, was bowled over. In fact I'd go so far as to say WMC is one of my all-time favourite games.

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BBC Announce One-Off Drama About The Making Of GTA

The BBC are producing a drama about the making of Grand Theft Auto. Announced as part of the BBC's Make It Digital campaign, which also donates computers to schools, the project is described as a 90-minute, one-off drama that "will center on the minds behind its creation." So Dave Jones running about Dundee then, talking about his days at the watch factory. I would watch…

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GTA Creator Is Building Liberty City In Game Maker

Michael Dailly created Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings in his time at DMA Design, and is now Head of Development at YoYo Games, the company responsible for entry-level game creation tool Game Maker. To help illustrate the power of Game Maker: Studio, the modern version of that tool, he's doing something cool. As reported by USGamer, he's re-building the world of Grand Theft Auto 1…

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Dailly News: GTA’s Original Design Document

Mike Dailly, one of the key men behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, has just posted the design documents for the original GTA on his Flickr pages. Race'n'Chase, as it was originally intended to be called, began life on the 25th January 1995 in a design doc authored by K. R. Hamilton. The version posted is 1.05, from 22nd March, explaining how the multiplayer racing…

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Retro: Wild Metal Country

While I was recently poking around in retroland looking for old DMA Design stuff, I stumbled across what is pretty old news: ancient DMA, now Rockstar, games for free. Having already played the GTA games to death I immediately downloaded Wild Metal Country, which I vaguely remembered for being over-hyped and too hard back when it came out in 1997. It was one of the…

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