Title: UFO: Enemy Unknow/X-COM: UFO Defense
John Reitze, Martin Smillie
project started reasonably well with myself and Nick designing and programming,
while the art was to be done by John Reitze and martin Smillie at MicroProse.
Soon we had some problems because Microprose did not understand our game
design and they asked for clarification. Several documents later we were
not much better off and I had wasted a lot of time. Certain creature types
were removed, including the Men In Black and others added.
Then the whole project was nearly axed when MicroProse made some cutbacks
due to financial difficulties. Everything proceeded reasonably smoothly
for a while until Spectrum Holobyte acquired Bill Stealeys shares
in the company. Our producer was made redundant and the game was nearly
axed again. Finally we had to spend a couple of months working very long
hours at MicroProse in Chipping Sodbury to get the game finished by the
end of March in 1994.
All images © Mythos Games Ltd. 2001