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Mike Singleton

Game Credits


Ring Cycle (1996)   (Director)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (Produced by)


Starlord (1994)   (Design)
Ashes of Empire (1992)   (Idea and development)
Flames of Freedom (1991)   (Directed by)
Grimblood (1990)   (Game Design)
Midwinter (1990)   (Original Concept)
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (1989)   (Game Design)
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (1989)   (Game Concept)
SpaceCutter (1988)   (Game Design)
Dark Sceptre (1987)   (Game design by)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (Game Design by)
Throne of Fire (1987)   (Game design (c) 1986)
Quake Minus One (1985)   (Designer)
Doomdark's Revenge (1984)   (Designed by )
The Lords of Midnight (1984)   (By)
Siege (1983)   (By)
Snake Pit (1983)   (By)
Shadowfax (1982)   (Original Concept by)


GRID (2008)   (Programmers)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003)   (Technology)
HSX: HyperSonic.Xtreme (2002)   (Programming)
Wrath Unleashed (2002)   (Lead Programmers)
World Championship Snooker (2000)   (3D Engine)
Lords of Midnight (1995)   (Programming)
Red Ghost (1995)   (Programming)
Starlord (1994)   (Programming)
David Leadbetter's Greens (1991)   (Additional technical ideas)
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (1989)   (Additional Programming)
SpaceCutter (1988)   (Programming)
Dark Sceptre (1987)   (Dark Sceptre by)
Doomdark's Revenge (1984)   (By)
The Lords of Midnight (1984)   (Original Code)
3 Deep Space (1983)   (By)
Siege (1983)   (by)
Snake Pit (1983)   (By)
Shadowfax (1982)   (Created by)
Ski (1982)   (By)
Space Ace (1982)   (By)
Star Lord (1982)   (Game by)


Lords of Midnight (1995)   (Story written by)
Dark Sceptre (1987)   (By)
Doomdark's Revenge (1984)   (Written by)

Creative Services

Ashes of Empire (1992)   (Manual Concept)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (User's Guide written by)


David Leadbetter's Greens (1991)   (with additional technical ideas from)


Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (2005)   (Special Thanks)

Developer Biography

Mike Singleton (1951 – October 10, 2012) was a British author and game developer. He started inventing games as a youngster. While working as an English teacher on Merseyside he produced a computer game called Star Lord (Commodore PET/CBM) and went on to write various well-regarded titles for the ZX Spectrum during the 1980s. He died in Switzerland on Wednesday 10th October, 2012. He had been suffering from cancer.

Mike's first game was Computer Race. It was placed in a betting shop, where customers could bet money and then view a randomized race play out on a Commodore PET and earn real money rewards. Singleton is best known for creating the two games in the Midnight series, Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge, which featured thousands of locations and over 100 playable characters which made them some of the largest games of their era. A third game was planned to complete the trilogy, Eye of the Moon, but this was never released.

Last updated: Sep 29, 2016

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