Steve Hammond

Author's details

Name: Steve Hammond
Date registered: October 2, 2011
URL: http://www.stevehammond.org

Biography

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

Jun 03

Lemmings Plushies

Lemming Plushie

I was charmed to receive the following link (and so, so many apologies for the time it’s taken me to post this) for custom made Lemmings plushies. Find some more at Little Purple Sewing Machine

Jun 03

Bill Paxton Talks GTA Game Changer

Game Changer – the BBC’s docudrama about the legal conflict surrounding the GTA sequels – has finished the filming portion of development. Bill Paxton talks to the Wall Street Journal about his time filming, which took place in Cape Town. Bill Paxton talks GTA docudrama

Apr 09

Tweet from Brian Baglow (@flackboy)

News! Based on @davidkushner’s book! Dan Radcliffe as Sam Houser! Black Mirror director to helm! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/daniel-radcliffe-talks-star-as-787290 But who’ll play ME? News! Based on @davidkushner's book! Dan Radcliffe as Sam Houser! Black Mirror director to helm! http://t.co/Q4tNhyaajW But who'll play ME? — Brian Baglow (@flackboy) April 9, 2015

Mar 27

Check this picture

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBDl_4_WEAAzdPU.jpg:large From this tweet: The things you find…. #Amiga source code to Menace. Has a label under it saying “Draconia source” #DMADesign pic.twitter.com/vCUYnTWkn7 Update: Brian Watson has identified his handwriting, and the disk is therefore the Atari ST source code for Menace! This makes sense, since “Draconia” was an early working title. Not as early …

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Mar 12

The GTA Making-of Drama

Just found out about this myself. Unclear at the moment whether it will skip over DMA Design entirely in favour of Rockstar. What I’ve been able to find out so far is that it is a 90 minute drama about the making of GTA which will air after the watershed. I’ll update this post with …

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Oct 05

Lemmings Merchandise is Go!

Lemmings Licensing (via @LemmingsPorts). After being around since 1991, Sony is bringing us Lemmings spin-off merchandise: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has embarked on a licensing programme for the popular game, with the appointment of four new licensees. Back in the early nineties Lemmings was pretty popular. Non-games appearances were rare but not unknown. A cartoon …

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Sep 16

Nailing Jelly to Kittens

In anticipation of the release of GTA V tomorrow, The Guardian has produced a video of the making of the very original GTA. This gathers together some of the people involved – including myself – and lets them talk about the trials of bringing the game to reality. The Making of Grand Theft Auto

Aug 11

Hired Guns Fan Art

Why should GTA and Lemmings get all the love? Over at the English Amiga Board, a thread about Hired Guns has produced the first HG fan art I think I’ve ever seen. User Cherno has kindly allowed me to post some of them here. Not only had he been hard at work creating a boardgame…

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Status update

Remarkably enough, it is only a couple of months until Hired Guns has the 20th Anniversary of its release. We celebrated Lemmings 20th two years ago. Though any recognition of HG is likely to be low-key, I’d like to do something. Watch this space…

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