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Suggestions For Developer Interviews

Post by bolda » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:20 am

Not sure if there's already a thread for this - couldn't see one.

Anyway, here are some suggestions for developer interviews for future issues of RG (in no particular order):

Geoff Crammond (Stunt Car Racer, F1GP)
Mike Singleton (Midwinter, Midwinter II)
Sid Meier (...!!!)
Ian Bird (Millenium 2.2, Deuteros)
Dino Dini (KO2, Goal!)
Steve Screech (KO2)
The guy who wrote the Mercenary games (his name escapes me at the moment)

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Post by LeeT » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:46 pm

I'm sure Mike Singleton and Dino Dini were in early issues of RG....

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:47 pm

How about Matthew SMith
We've not had him for a couple of months! :wink:
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Post by bolda » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:49 pm

LeeT wrote:I'm sure Mike Singleton and Dino Dini were in early issues of RG....
Ah, now you mention it, I think I remember a Dino Dini article somewhere in the archives. I don't remember a Mike Singleton interview, unless it was pre-issue 2!?
paranoid marvin wrote:How about Matthew SMith
We've not had him for a couple of months!
Matthew who??? :wink:
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Re: Suggestions For Developer Interviews

Post by TMR » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:52 pm

bolda wrote:The guy who wrote the Mercenary games (his name escapes me at the moment)
Paul Woakes, although rumour has it that's a code name for a fifteen person strong development team judging by the output. =-)

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Post by LeeT » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:57 pm

I don't remember a Mike Singleton interview, unless it was pre-issue 2!?
There was definetly a feature about his games in one of the first few issues.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:12 pm

How about an interview with Sir Clive?
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Post by Dudley » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:07 pm

If I remember he doesn't really DO interviews that much.

If Alan Sugar was willing to do a business orientated one it might be interesting to some too. Hell, if you allow him to plug the speccy games on the various emaily phone things he might actually do it.
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Post by Mayhem » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:47 pm

Paul Woakes exists. In the wild figments of the immmmmaaaaaagination....!

Sorry got a bit carried away there. But yeah, Yak says he's met him several times. I think he said Archer had too. I may have seen him once at a computer show. But he defo quiet quiet person.

Ditto Geoff Crammond. Love to do a piece on The Sentinel, but the chances of speaking to Geoff are frankly almost zero. He doesn't do much publicity stuff either.
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Post by andy vaisey » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:10 pm

LeeT wrote:
I don't remember a Mike Singleton interview, unless it was pre-issue 2!?
There was definetly a feature about his games in one of the first few issues.
Yep. The article went into great depth about how he coded the Spectrum verisons.

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Re: Suggestions For Developer Interviews

Post by merman » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:32 pm

TMR wrote:
bolda wrote:The guy who wrote the Mercenary games (his name escapes me at the moment)
Paul Woakes, although rumour has it that's a code name for a fifteen person strong development team judging by the output. =-)
I know someone who has met Mr Woakes, he is real...

There was an excellent Geoff Crammond piece in gamesTM recently.
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Re: Suggestions For Developer Interviews

Post by TMR » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:48 pm

merman wrote:
TMR wrote:
bolda wrote:The guy who wrote the Mercenary games (his name escapes me at the moment)
Paul Woakes, although rumour has it that's a code name for a fifteen person strong development team judging by the output. =-)
I know someone who has met Mr Woakes, he is real...
Nah, that was just a joke that was doing the rounds when Mercenary was released s'all... i think Zzap! started it off? =-)

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Post by Sparrowhawk » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:30 am

The Mike Singleton interview was part of the Lords of Midnight super-article which spanned issues 4 and 5. I don't think that he covered the Midwinter series in much detail though, it was mainly LOM focused. (Can't check just now, I'm at work. Errr... working. Honest!)

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Post by Dudley » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:46 am

Geoff Crammond (Stunt Car Racer, F1GP)
The problem with this one is it would just be "Do Stunt car racer 2 you bastard" 400 times till he says yes.
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Post by Ash » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:31 am

I'd love to see an interview with Sir Alan. You could probably put a big photo of the guy on the front cover and the mag would sell loads right now.

Actually, that's an interesting point, why do you never get photos on the covers of games mags. Surely the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto and Yuji Naka are recognisable enough to justify it.

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