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Lords of Midnight creator Mike Singleton dies, aged 61

16 Oct 2012 by Peter Parrish
Lords of Midnight creator Mike Singleton dies, aged 61

If you were raised on 8-bit gaming (especially the ZX of Commodore 64), as I was, the name and his game The should be instantly recognisable. That title, and its sequel, Doomdark’s Revenge, set a monumental bar for design and world creation for videogames in the 1980s.

Given the limited memory and capabilities of hardware from that era, both games offered incredible scope. Lords of Midnight’s vast, Tolkien-esque plains encompassed an urgent duel quest; to unite the armies of the realm against Doomdark, the Witchking of Midnight, in order to buy enough time for Morkin to destroy Doomdark’s powerful Ice Crown.

Singleton was also responsible for several other important strategy titles, including , Midwinter and (probably not his best game, but the one I played the most).

Mike Singleton died in Switzerland on 10 October, aged 61. He had been suffering from cancer of the mouth.

Source: Icemark.com

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