I'll do a separate post in turn for each game and give you some more background about each title.
River Rally, a two player boat racing game written in 6502 Assembly language on the Atari 800 computer.
This game was inspired after watching the boat race scene in James Bond: Live & Let Die.
You can download an emulator and a get a copy of the game here.
My second game written in 6502 Assembly for the Atari. My attempt at parallax scrolling didn't quite work!
Check it out here.
My first game working for a real life games studio (Digital Image Design) as a programmer!
Wow, working part of a massive team on such a big game was a great learning experience.
Another huge flight sim! At this point I was more involved in Design and Programming. I did a lot of work on camera systems and an auto film director. I also designed and coded the ACMI flight analysis system in the game.
This was an extension to F22-ADF and had a real time dynamic campaign engine. It was an awesome time working on this. Just me and one other programmer designed and coded the whole campaign system. Getting it all working in about 9 months was hell of a ride!
My first product as a Coder/Designer/Project Manager
Back to the Eurofighter for another big sim. This was a very interesting project as we mixed a dynamic campaign system with a story driven element. Two things which on the face of it are completely at odds with each other.
In this game you hopped between 6 pilots who were all flying missions in real time. We also had a videos of a real life news reader bashing out newsflashes during key moments of the story.
A twin stick shooter!! Maybe ahead of it's time as it got pretty bad reviews due to the control system.
However, out of all the games I've worked on, this was my favourite by a mile. We had a small team and created a ton of content in a very short space of time. We also had a really good time making this.
It was in the middle of making the Xbox version that Rage Games went bust. My first, but not last, experience of being made redundant. Not nice.
Working for Warthog Games as a programmer, this was the first time I'd worked on a licensed title. It was very different from the sims I'd cut my teeth on. Great bunch of devs at Warthog. Happy days.
Back with the guys from DID and Rage, now under the name of Juice Games. Juiced was an arcade style street racer.
I was Designer/Programmer. The calendar / respect system was my fault... still debated to whether it was a good idea or not.
The squeal to Juiced. More street racing and modding, plus all new drifting events. This was my first 'next gen' title. We decided after the event that we'd tried to put too many features in this game.
Well here we are today. I've now gone full circle, my first game was written on my own in my bedroom and so was Beat Hazard. It's been a great journey and it's not over yet!!!....