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Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:22 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Is there a single developer you associate with the Amiga? What's their name and why?
I'd go with Jon Hare, simply due to the impact of Sensible Software, SWOS and Cannon Fodder.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:59 am
by Belgarath
Cinemaware always springs to mind, Defender of the Crown, It Came from the Desert and of course the superb Wings.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:17 pm
by Flint
The Bitmap Brothers. Mostly because I spend hours playing Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine with my Brother.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:40 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
We're looking for person, rather than a company.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:02 pm
by markopoloman
Allister Brimble.
For me he was the Rob Hubbard of the Amiga. His music for the Team 17 games was amazing!

Assassin, Alien Breed, Superfrog, overdrive, full contact... awesome!

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:16 pm
by joefish
Take your pick between Paul Howarth and Martin Edmondson - excruciating load times, sumptuous graphics and no game at the end of it.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:58 pm
by The Laird
joefish wrote:Martin Edmondson
First name that sprang into my head too.

And Steve Bak for the ST.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:09 pm
by Matt_B
Peter Molyneux

Really. He was good back then.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:16 pm
by ncf1
I'm afraid I cant just name one.. just cant. Too many rush to mind in a flash, a bit like a sugar high from drinking a cola Slurpee on a really, really hot day. And then seeing rainbows everywhere.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:33 pm
by paranoid marvin
Yeah , I guess Jon Hare has to qualify as the programmer who really made the 'miggy sing (quite literally with titles like Cannon Fodder and SWOS!)
Wizkid was a very underrtaed classic, and one of the most, brilliantly inventive games for the machine.

If we're looking at others, then Eric W. Schwarz will always be remembered for his incredible animations.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:03 pm
by Hiro
Hard to say one person. I'll go with Chris Huelsbeck, his fantastic music made great use of the amazing Paula chip. From Turrican to Jim Power, from Z-Out to Apidya, a music genius.

Jochen Hippel (about as good as CH, he made splendid tunes on the Amiga) and Manfred Trenz would complete my all-German podium.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:18 pm
by The Laird
Jochen "Mad Max" Hippel is amazing, but definitely more of an ST guy!

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:57 pm
by Hiro
The Laird wrote:Jochen "Mad Max" Hippel is amazing, but definitely more of an ST guy!
Well, he actually managed to make the ST sound almost good :lol: But on the Amiga his music sounded better and was totally awesome, from Wings of Death to Amberstar or Lethal Xcess. Excellent musician.

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:59 pm
by The Laird
Hiro wrote:
The Laird wrote:Jochen "Mad Max" Hippel is amazing, but definitely more of an ST guy!
Well, he actually managed to make the ST sound almost good :lol: But on the Amiga his music sounded better and was totally awesome, from Wings of Death to Amberstar or Lethal Xcess. Excellent musician.
A little video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ft_kQM6EmE

Re: Which single developer sums up the Amiga for you?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:51 pm
by Hiro
The Laird wrote:
Hiro wrote:
The Laird wrote:Jochen "Mad Max" Hippel is amazing, but definitely more of an ST guy!
Well, he actually managed to make the ST sound almost good :lol: But on the Amiga his music sounded better and was totally awesome, from Wings of Death to Amberstar or Lethal Xcess. Excellent musician.
A little video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ft_kQM6EmE
Great! I had missed it :D very nice comparison. His music his good and stays good on the ST, but on the Amiga it has a lot more oomph, when you're used to the Amiga the ST version sounds somehow primitive. I liked the Pokey version though! And the SID, needless to say :mrgreen: