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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Yesterday, I recorded the latest Tech Weekly podcast at the Develop Conference in Brighton. I was busy interviewing people for most of the day, but managed to escape for an hour to catch the keynote speech delivered by Dave Jones, head of Realtime Worlds , and of course, the founder of DMA Design, the studio that invented Grand Theft Auto.
Jones started out by looking over his twenty year history in the games business. He mentioned his first game, the Amiga shooter, Menace , and chatted about how Lemmings was invented one lunch time when a programmer was messing about with cyclic animations using an old design package named D Paint. He also acknowledged that when his team was …