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Despite being under thirty, Mike Diskett can rightfully claim to be an industry veteran as he began writing computer games when he was just 13 with several being published on the VIC 20. Mike's interest in computers continued through his teens and he obtained a Computing Degree from Staffordshire Polytechnic, spending his year out working for the Ministry of Defence on head up displays for fighter aircraft.
However, after leaving College Mike decided that he wanted to use his programming talents in the computer games industry and so spent most of his time writing Amiga Shareware programs. His big break came in a very unconventional way as he won his first proper job in the games industry through a competition in a computer games magazine which was sponsored by Bullfrog Productions.
After cutting his teeth by programming a five player Amiga game, IT which was written especially for the computer games TV Show Gamesmaster, Mike worked on various projects at Bullfrog acting as project leader and lead programmer on the Amiga conversion of Syndicate and the Amiga and Jaguar conversions of Theme Park.
From there Mike was given his first original project at Bullfrog Syndicate Wars. The game was published in October 1996 and was critically acclaimed receiving 90% plus marks throughout the computer games press and also topping the PC CD chart. During the development of the PC version Mike also worked as the engine programmer on the PlayStation version which is due for imminent release.
After the release of Syndicate Wars, Mike decided to fulfil a long held dream to form his own development group and so left Bullfrog in February 1997 in order to form Mucky Foot along with Guy Simmons and Fin McGechie.
He is also notorious for wearing shorts all year round.
Source: Selected articles from Mucky Foot Productions Official Company Website - Info - Individual People - Mike Diskett
Credited on 22 games
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|Windbound (2020, Windows)||5 Lives Studios|
|Blade Kitten: Episode 2 (2015, Windows)||Programmers|
|Satellite Reign (2014, Windows)||5Lives Studios|
|Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013, Windows)||SEGA Studios Australia|
|Blade Kitten (2010, Xbox 360)||Programmers|
|The Saboteur (2009, Xbox 360)||Additional Programming|
|The Saboteur (2009, Windows)||Additional Programming|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (2009, Windows)||Engine Programmers|
|Grand Theft Auto IV (2008, PlayStation 3)||Game Programmers|
|Blade II (2002, PlayStation 2)||Coding|
|Startopia (2001, Windows)||Additional Bugs|
|Urban Chaos (1999, Windows)||Programming|
|Magic Carpet Plus (1996, PlayStation)||Game Testers|
|Genewars (1996, DOS)||Thanks to|
|Syndicate Wars (1996, DOS)||Producer|
|Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds (1995, DOS)||Testing|
|Syndicate (1995, Jaguar)||Jaguar Programming|
|Hi-Octane (1995, SEGA Saturn)||Tools Programmers|
|Magic Carpet: The Hidden Worlds (1995, DOS)||Game Testers|
|Theme Park (1994, DOS)||Special Thanks To|
[ full credits ]
- 12 games with Findlay McGechie
- 11 games with Cathy Campos
- 10 games with Glenn Corpes
- 10 games with Russell Shaw
- 9 games with Chris Hill
- 9 games with Neil Cook
- 9 games with Kevin Donkin
- 9 games with Mark Lamport
- 9 games with Kathy McEntee
- 8 games with Andrew Cakebread
- 12 games with Electronic Arts, Inc.
- 8 games with Bullfrog Productions, Ltd.
- 8 games with Valve Corporation
- 8 games with Electronic Arts Ltd.
- 4 games with Epic Games Tools LLC
- 4 games with Electronic Arts GmbH
- 3 games with Mucky Foot Productions Limited
- 3 games with Sony DADC Europe GmbH
- 3 games with Krome Studios Pty Ltd.
- 3 games with GOG Poland Sp. z o.o.