Steve Hammond

Author's details

Name: Steve Hammond
Date registered: October 2, 2011


I was involved in the Kingsway Amateur Computer Club from 1984 onwards, where the founding members of DMA Design met. I worked for DMA freelance from 1988 to 1991 and full time from then until 1997. Since then I've somehow managed to direct Britain's first ever Star Trek Fan Film (now a crowded field) and a few sequels, written a full-length original screenplay and a first draft of a novel. During the day I am mainly a programmer with an aerospace company.

Latest posts

  1. Play Expo Blackpool — February 3, 2018
  2. GTA Begins! — October 25, 2017
  3. Where Does the Time Go? — October 6, 2017
  4. Oh No! — August 3, 2016
  5. A Short Video History of DMA Design — August 3, 2016

Author's posts listings

Feb 03

Play Expo Blackpool

I’ll be on stage at Play Expo Blackpool sometime on the 10th being interviewed by The Retro Hour Podcast guys! There I’m going to talk about what it was like to be part of DMA from the earliest days, about some lesser-known games and some personal highlights. At least that’s the theory. Content may vary …

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Oct 25

GTA Begins!

It’s been 20 years since the release of the original Grand Theft Auto. Theoretically I’m currently writing a “complete” history of DMA Design, a task which gets trickier as the timeline progresses. More and more I wasn’t physically present, because how could I be in two buildings at once? But I wrote the internal newsletter …

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Oct 06

Where Does the Time Go?

So it’s been over a year since the last post. Well it’s been a busy year, but possibly the most relevant part is that I’ve been helping CNN out with a documentary. It’s a series of short pieces about games history and one of them — of course — is about DMA Design. Specifically the …

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Status update

I’ve been quiet lately. Not as many updates to the site as I’ve hoped. The reason for that, however, is that I’ve been busy writing a book: Oh No! The History of DMA Design. It’s still in the rough first draft stage, it won’t be finished anytime soon. But it’ll be as comprehensive a history as it’s possible to be. Lemmings to GTA of course, but all the way back to the first days when we met at the KIngsway Amateur Computer Club in 1983.

Aug 03

A Short Video History of DMA Design

Please find enclosed a short history of DMA Design, courtesy of Nostalgia Nerd who put together the video. And which I complained about for not crediting anybody for some of the content. And which I then got my ass handed to me because the list of credits is extensive*. Just not in the video itself. …

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Apr 16

Lemmings Tribes Pins

What amazing things I can find when rummaging around in the attic. I thought I had found all the DMA memorabilia, in boxes and scattered around everywhere, but apparently (and fortunately!) not. They were created, I believe, as promotional items for Lemmings 2: The Tribes. Of course there were twelve tribes in total and I’ve …

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Jan 20

Newly Appeared Lemmings Graffiti

Graffiti of a Lemmings Level

Sometime in the last week someone has taken the effort to paint an entire Lemmings level on a wall in Dundee, which as you know is the spiritual and literal and physical home of Lemmings. As is usual for this kind of thing, no-one knows who the artist is. And if they do then they …

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Jul 11

First Shots from GTA Drama

Some images have surfaced from the production of the GTA docudrama. More information at Polygon and at Daniel Radcliffe Daily. Thanks to @patwodka: #Beard takeover… This time in French. #Barbe reprise? #DanielRadcliffe and @joedempsie — Proulxes (@Proulxes) May 15, 2015 Shooting was fun, Hey hey hoo hoo Rockstar game over. — Rudo Mabuba …

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Jul 08

An Interview and a Repost

Nether Inn Lemmings artwork

Arcade Attack talk to me about Lemmings, in which I am called cool for the first time since 1976. Arcade Attack. Nintendo Life also asked to republish my article about the development of Body Harvest. Nintendo Life

Status update

After 15 years in the aerospace industry, I made the decision at the start of the year that it was about time I focused on writing again. It’s something I used to do for DMA Design and it’s something I loved doing – even when Dave Jones once asked me to write a full-sized Body Harvest novel in a month flat. I have a few projects in mind and now I have the time to do them.

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