Mike Singleton

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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.

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GRID (2008, Xbox 360) Programmers
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (2005, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Wrath Unleashed (2004, PlayStation 2) Lead Programmers
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003, PlayStation 2) Technology
HSX: HyperSonic.Xtreme (2002, PlayStation 2) Programming
World Championship Snooker (2000, PlayStation) 3D Engine
Ring Cycle (1996, DOS) Director
Lords of Midnight (1995, DOS) Programming
Red Ghost (1995, DOS) Programming
Starlord (1994, DOS) Design
Ashes of Empire (1992, Amiga) Idea and development
David Leadbetter's Greens (1991, Amiga) with additional technical ideas from
Flames of Freedom (1991, DOS) Directed by
Grimblood (1990, Amiga) Game Design
Midwinter (1990, DOS) Original Concept
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (1989, Commodore 64) Game Design
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (1989, DOS) Game Concept
SpaceCutter (1988, Amiga) Programming
Dark Sceptre (1987, ZX Spectrum) Dark Sceptre by
Throne of Fire (1987, Amstrad CPC) Game design (c) 1986

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