David Darling

BMX Racers

BMX Racers

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are riding your BMX along a road that can't be stopped and must avoid all obstacles for as long as possible. The game is viewed from above with the screen scrolling continuously upwards and you can use a joystick or keyboard to control the bike. Various obstacles appear as you ride and these include moving cars, other bike riders, oil patches and a granny who throws her stick at you. If you touch any of these obstacles then you lose one of three lives. There are no levels and you keep riding until you lose all your lives. There was actually two versions of this game, the original...

Bouncer (Mastertronic)

Bouncer (Mastertronic)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Our hero, HOPPY, is out to score points by collecting keys as he jumps over aliens and obstacles traveling upward floor by floor to reach the exit. If you make it, you are on to level two with faster action and higher scores.

Creations

Creations

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

After the Darlings founded Codemasters they updated and re-released their own "The Games Creator" under the title "CREATIONS". This was first published by Mastertronic/MirrorSoft. This version was released with games; Hawk Patrol, Snake Pit and Bouncer.

Dark Star (Mastertronic)

Dark Star (Mastertronic)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are a skyeagle of the jupiton fleet on a suicide mission to destroy the Dark Star one and for all. The Dark Star, a space ship the size of a planet, spread terror and death throughout the galaxies. Its only weak spot is the central thermo nuclear core. You must reach this and with accurate aim explode it with your neutron booster rockets. Many skyeagles have tried and died in the attemps. You plan is to fly low to avoid the Dark Star's deadly energy shield; this means your reactions have to be ultra quick to dodge the numerous projections in your flight path. The enemy's protector...

Dodgeball II

Dodgeball II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Published as a full game sample as part of "The Games Creator".

The Games Creator

The Games Creator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

THE GAMES CREATOR The Games Creator is designed to allow you to easily make your own games. No special knowledge of machine code or programming experience is necessary. Whilst writing many computer games we developed various 'editors' to help speed up the games writing process. A compilation of these editors in 'user friendly' format makes the basis for the idea of the Games Creator. When using the Games Creator you will quickly become familiar with many of the advanced facilities of the Commodore 64. The program has been ingeniously constructed to be truly user friendly whilst containing very...

Highway of Death

Highway of Death

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A horizontal car race/chase game similar to "Bump'n Jump" developed using Mastertronic's "The Games Creator" arcade construction kit.

Jailbreak

Jailbreak

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A shoot'em up released as a sample of "The Games Creator."

The Last V8

The Last V8

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Seven years have passed since world war III, and only now dare you leave your shelter in order to investigate what has become of the surface world. You drive out in your specially-equipped vehicle, the Last V8, only to discover that the outside world is more hostile than you would have expected. Your task is now (as commended by a digitised voice at the beginning of each level) simply to get back to the base in as short time as possible. The Last V8 is an over-head driving game where you must drive through narrow roads without crashing into anything, and with a strict deadline for your arrival...

The Last V8

The Last V8

Commodore 128 - Released - 1986

The Commodore 128 version of The Last V8 takes place in the same post-apocalyptic landscape as the more basic original. You must drive your car back to your base in time while avoiding collisions with dangerous objects. The C128 version, making use of its larger memory size and more capacious floppy disk, contains more levels with a slightly more open layout and more advanced mission objectives. The first mission, for instance, revolves around picking up fuel canisters inside a secret base, instead of the original version's plain objectives of survival and punctuality. The steering...

Machine Gunner

Machine Gunner

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A simple cross-hairs shoot'em up game created by David and Richard Darling and included as a game sample of "The Games Creator".

Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are Aladdin, legendary hero of the Orient. With little else besides your youth, wits and Magic Carpet, you must fly through deadly caves in search of the Magic Lamp which was stolen from you. The Lamp is guarded by a ferocious, fire breathing dragon in one of the farthest caves. Before reaching him there are many other obstacles to be overcome on your perilous journey through the underworld, such as blood-thirsty vampire bats and spinning boulders. Good timing is vital when using the teleport and elevators; a split second too late and you will have fail in your quest for riches and...

Mega Spaceboy 3D

Mega Spaceboy 3D

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A shooter published as a sample game in "The Games Creator". Not intended to be a great game but rather to teach how to make a game with correct collisions and other desirable game attributes.

Mega Turbo 3D

Mega Turbo 3D

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

An arcade style avoid-it game created by David and Richard Darling and released as a sample of "The Games Creator", teaching game creation concepts.

Mind Control

Mind Control

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Mind Control is a single screen game split into two parts where your mission is to destroy Zyco, an indestructible alien who is ruling Earth and enslaving all humans. Scientists realising that Zyco can't be destroyed, have worked out that his only weak spot would be the massive sensory neurone in his brain and so have selected you to be shrunk to enter his bloodstream to move around his brain before destroying the neurone with a laser. The first part of the game is a platformer where you must get from the bottom right of the screen and climb stairs at each end of the three levels that make up...

The Nam

The Nam

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

One of the many samples of "The games Creator".

Pigs in Space

Pigs in Space

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Pigs in Space is a single-screen side view shooter inspired by the arcade game Pooyan where you have to move a pig in a basket, up or down, on the right of the screen to save your piggy friends. Space Wolves have arrived in a Intergalactic Space ship to attack you and your friends and you must shoot them all to stop them. The wolves appear from the top of the screen carried by balloons or heli-packs, and move down the screen towards the ground firing space dust at you. You must avoid the dust while shooting back with your pig lazer and if you are hit then you lose one of three lives. If...

Red Max

Red Max

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The survivors of the Global War had a new problem to face, the Sun had begun it's Super Nova cycle and a solution had to be found and implementing in a couple of years. The solution was to colonise the Moon and create huge anti-gravity orbs to send the Moon towards the Sun and when it was close enough, the orbs were activated to send the moon into deep space. The plan was a success and now the humans who live on the moon are in hibernation for 1200 years hoping the Moon will find a new Solar System and a new Sun to orbit. You are woken from your hibernation as an alarm goes off telling you...

Space Walk (Mastertronic)

Space Walk (Mastertronic)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Battle your way across the lunar surface then user your powerful Jet-pack to thrust you up to the rotating satellite. Rendezvous with the satellite before it crashes into the lunar moonscape. then carry it back to your launch pad where your space shuttle is docked. 16 levels of ice cold, low pressure death awaits you...

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