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Posts tagged “Mike Singleton”

Discontent Dismissed: Midwinter Remake Is Coming

Now is the Midwinter of my content, though not until after an inglorious summer. In the very near future of 'early 2014', a Kickstarter campaign for a remake of Mike Singleton's wonderful first-person open world RPG will begin, with an intended release date of 'early 2015' for the final product. Development duties will be handled by Chilli Hugger Software, the studio that created the Lords…

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Singular: New Lords of Midnight & Midwinter Remakes

'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…

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(Mid)Winter Is Coming: The Lords Of Midnight

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…

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Farewell To British Game Design Legend Mike Singleton

Very sad news. British programmer and game designer Mike Singleton has died, aged 61. Singleton will perhaps be best remembered for a series of remarkably ambitious ZX Spectrum titles including The Lords of Midnight, Doomdark's Revenge, and War In Middle-Earth. Personally I was enormously influenced by his Midwinter games for 16-bit home computers - pioneering works of procedural generation and designs of immense scope that…

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