Monday, March 29, 2010

DMA Design - Now part of history.... apparently.

DMA Design Display at The Mcmanus Galleries in DundeeSo a couple of years back the old museum in Dundee closed to get a well needed refurbishment, and while shut it got in touch with Realtime Worlds and asked for everything DMA that would could get our hands on. Now the museum is open again and it has a section based on local history, and a selection of the DMA stuff has been put on display. It's very odd seeing something that I've been intimately involved with appear in a museum! Particularly as (last time I checked), I'm not dead yet! But it's very cool to see DMA Design given the same kind of importance as Timex (who made the ZX Spectrum, right here in Dundee) and D.C. Thomson who...well.. own half of Dundee. There's also lots of stuff dealing with life sciences and the like, and to think that we've managed to influence Dundee's past enough to warrent a little display is very satisfying, not to mention a little cool.
The newly opened museum is pretty good, so if your in the area, you should pop in and see it

4 comments:

sylvainulg said...

Lemmings deserved a place of choice in gaming history. And while sure I'm happy you're still alive, certainly enough of *them* have died to be worth a post-mortem honour.

If there's anything like "crime towards lemmingity" ever implemented in a law, I'm afraid no death penalty could ever be fair to the number of virtual, green-haired rodents I have murdered ...

Micirio said...

Congratulations for getting immortal ;-)

This seems like a good opportunity to ask if you're going to finish "The History of DMA Design": http://www.javalemmings.com/DMA/index.htm - I'm eager to read more :-)

James said...

Very interesting.

Do you know Andrew Walker?

Mike said...

Nope... can't say I do....?!?!?