On the late Mike Singleton and the importance of Midwinter and The Lords of Midnight, his two great works. After switching from high school English teaching to professional game development in the 1980s, Mike quickly rose to the top of the industry. His games pushed the limits of what was possible, and he routinely crafted worlds that were way ahead of their time.
Here, based on archival research and old magazine interviews, I present part of his incredible story.
This episode was sponsored by Montcast, a new podcast focused on video game news and eSports. You can check it out at TwitchClub on twitchclub.com/montcast or subscribe on all the usual channels.
Support also comes from my Patreon backers, with special credit going to my two $10+ backers Wade Tregaskis and Simon Moss. Thanks fellas!
Music and SFX credits:
- The 49th Street Galleria, Readers! Do You Read?, and Out of the Skies, Under the Earth by Chris Zabriskie
- Audio recordings from Midwinter
- And everything else is my own work.
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