We wanted to bring the game out just on Amiga and ST, but Ocean insisted that we also do a PC version. They sourced a great team to do the conversion, but I think it was in 4 screen colours and we hardly ever heard from them as they did their version. No requests for our control stat's for the game, its structure or how and why we structured the game as it was. I think they were just given an Amiga game and told to go and convert it by play alone! Ocean were interested only in getting titles out onto as many formats as possible, with little caring about gameplay."
Christ . . . Okay. It was hell. They were unsupportive and downright obstructive at times. We'd taken the game idea and some screens to a couple of smaller companies, and thought we'd got it made when Ocean signed us up. How wrong we were! They were determined it was going to be an arcade game, we were determined that it wasn't - it was bound to go wrong at some point. But we also got to know other teams who were also working for them and discovered that Ocean was (alledgedly) known for not paying scheduled advances on time and being less than truthful when it came to paying royalties. Nobody stood a chance. They told you what sales had been like and you just had to suck it up. I still to this day believe that the game sold far in excess of what they told us.
They still owe us over £5,000 (which was a hell of a lot of money back then), held back they said 'just in case there were returns'. We tried to take them to court to get the money, but of course, they had more cash for lawyers than us, so after a costly battle we just had to let it go. My wish for many years was that upon my death my ashes would be scattered over the head of Gary Bracey, the then boss of development at Ocean "
dlfrsilver wrote:And about Dawn drake the graphist girl (batman the movie hehe)
is just a georgeous woman with the most beautiful T*TS of the game industry ^^.
dlfrsilver wrote:alain Boisramé has nothing to do with the game (or did he do the atari ST
convertion ? )
A bunch of greedy industrialists if you ask me
dlfrsilver wrote:Pang was done by P.adane and Thierry Levastre.
NiceGuyUK wrote:muguk wrote:Think there was a pic of her @ The Ocean Experience site ..
.... sudden rush of bandwidth and all coming from this site
Yeah, thats the one I tried.
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