A few months before this game was released, a friend of mine & I went to a computer games show in Earls Court, London. We'd been walking around for ages when we saw this small booth all covered in the ROTH logos but very dark inside.
We opened the side curtain and went in. There were 3 guys sitting around a monitor playing what looked to me, to be an excellent 3d shooter, a few more bystanders were in the very small room just watching, apart from the sounds of the game, it was deathly quiet.
After a minute or two of watching I decided to say something complimentary as I was quite impressed by what i saw, desperately wanting to sound cool in what was obviously a room full of my peers I quietly blurted out to my buddy " Well this looks truly excellent and running so smoth as well...impressive" Knowing full well the room would also overhear, but wanting it so sound like it was just said to my buddy.
HE....on the other hand was not so impressed....and at the top of his very loud canadian accent says " Nah...looks like shit...lets go !".
At this statement the 3 guys sitting down playing the game all turned and looked at my loud mouthed mate. One of these guys was Tony Crowther, the games programmer. I recognised him as the guy who had written two of the favourite games ever on the Amiga, Captive and Knightmare. I would have loved to have told the guy how much I liked his games , and that I'd been playing them since the Commodore 64 games ( The awesome TRAP ) but my best mate entirely scuppered any confidence I had to speak out.
I made one concillatory comment about it "looking amazing" and exited stage left damned fast before the dirty looks from the games programmer became a kick in the nuts.
I admired this guy for the awesome games he wrote, here's hoping GOG gets CAPTIVE and KNIGHTMARE soon, they were simply amazing and were also published by Gremlin.....hmmm...who knows.....