Category Archive: News

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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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 pic.twitter.com/y6jAvplFqr — Proulxes (@Proulxes) May 15, 2015 Shooting was fun, Hey hey hoo hoo Rockstar game over. pic.twitter.com/Tk10oSpLZX — 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

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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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

Jul 26

Lemmings Statues Appear in Dundee

A Lemmings Statue

The first I knew that something was happening was a number of Lemmings references in my Twitter stream a few days ago. Without any warning it seemed that overnight a handful of Lemmings statues had appeared, climbing over a wall. It wasn’t until today that I was able to get the time to go and …

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Aug 22

Alas, Psygnosis

So, obviously I’ve heard of the closure of Psygnosis. Not that it has been called that in many years, in the same way that Rockstar North isn’t quite DMA Design. I don’t have many memories of that publisher down on the Liverpudlian waterfront, but DMA visited there regularly and I went along for a couple …

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Status update

Scottish Games are now allowing me to write a monthly column about games, DMA, and even me. I’m reprinting them here after a month’s delay. I’m putting them in a single location and also apply any corrections which are necessary. I may even expand on the original, time permitting. You can find the first one here.

Jun 08

A GTA Roundup

The Independent has a feature about the creativity of Brits bringing in the cash. GTA gets brief mention, but the article is also concerned that the talent is being snapped up by overseas companies. Planet Ivy meanwhile has an overview of Rockstar with a nod to DMA while some of the talent who didn’t become …

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Apr 05

GTA at the V&A

Grand Theft Auto is now also to be part of the 2012 exhibition at the V&A British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation In The Modern Age. For the cost of a small round of drinks, you too can admire what has been achieved, and wonder at the long journey from pariah to plaudits. Lemmings was …

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