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. GDC 2019 — March 7, 2019
  2. Babbling On — February 3, 2018
  3. Play Expo Blackpool — February 3, 2018
  4. GTA Begins! — October 25, 2017
  5. Where Does the Time Go? — October 6, 2017

Author's posts listings

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.

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

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