Moby ID: 68130
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From an Edge interview with Mev Dinc:
"It was as a twist of fate that sidetracked Mevlut Dinc from his intended career path and led him to where he is today. He came to Britain from his native Turkey in 1979 intending to take a masters degree in economic planning.
Government policy at the time conspired to focus Dinc in a different direction. Within six years he was carving a name as a pioneering computer game programmer. His first solo title was Gerry The Germ Goes Body Poppin’, a cult hit on the Spectrum.
He soon developed the groundbreaking Prodigy; the first proper scrolling isometric 3D game. The First Samurai, and Street Racer series cemented the reputation of Vivid Image, his Harrow-based development studio, as a byword for quality games.
In recent years Dinc has been beset with business and creative difficulties, and the critical mauling for last year’s PlayStation and N64 racer, SCARS. The problems came to a head in August 1999 with Eidos’s crushing decision to cancel Vivid’s Street Racer 2 project months into development."
Read the whole interview here (archived link. Original address was this).
Credited on 18 games
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|Monochroma (2014, Windows)||Co-Producers|
|Kabus 22 (2006, Windows)||Producer|
|Dual Blades (2002, Game Boy Advance)||Producer|
|S.C.A.R.S. (1998, Windows)||Game Tests|
|Street Racer (1997, Amiga)||Special thanks to|
|Second Samurai (1994, Genesis)||Design|
|Second Samurai (1993, Amiga)||Design|
|First Samurai (1993, SNES)||Vivid Image|
|Last Ninja 3 (1991, Commodore 64)||Special Thanks to|
|Hammerfist (1990, Amstrad CPC)||Amstrad Conversion by|
|Ninja Remix (1990, Amstrad CPC)||Written by|
|Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance (1988, ZX Spectrum)||Written by|
|Knightmare (1987, ZX Spectrum)||Conceived and created by|
|Enduro Racer (1987, Amstrad CPC)||Programmed by|
|Super Hang-On (1987, Amstrad CPC)||Music by|
|Prodigy (1986, Amstrad CPC)||Program conceived by|
|Gerry the Germ Goes Body Poppin' (1985, ZX Spectrum)||Director|
|Ant Attack (1984, Commodore 64)||Additional programming|
[ full credits ]
- 7 games with Brian Marshall
- 4 games with Raffaele Cecco
- 4 games with Gary Thornton
- 3 games with John Twiddy
- 3 games with Teoman Irmak
- 3 games with Steven A. Dunn
- 3 games with Nejati Dinc
- 2 games with Nik Wild
- 2 games with Mari Sakai
- 2 games with Edwin Rayner
[ 750 more people ]
- 7 games with Vivid Image
- 7 games with MD Software
- 3 games with Ubisoft Entertainment SA
- 3 games with System 3 Software Limited
- 3 games with Activision Publishing, Inc.
- 2 games with Psygnosis Limited
- 2 games with Focus Creative Enterprises Ltd.
- 2 games with Electric Dreams Software
- 2 games with Software Studios
- 2 games with Hit Squad, The