RoboCop vs. Terminator : Fascinating Game Design Document Unearthed

If you’ve ever wondered how video games are or were designed and developed, you’re probably not alone!

And now we’ve been given a unique insight into the game design process – or at least how things were done in the early 90s! This is all thanks to to the RoboCop vs. Terminator game design document, which was shared over on Twitter┬áthis week.

RoboCop vs. Terminator was released on the SEGA Mega Drive in 1994 (or SEGA Genesis for our friends across the pond – and it’s technically a Genesis design doc). It was developed by Virgin Games USA and dstributed by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. Although the game was not critically-acclaimed, it was admired for its┬ácomic book-esque cinema sequences and – let’s not forget – featured two of the biggest, baddest action heroes around!

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The document itself offers a unique and fascinatingly detailed overview of various aspects of the game proposition; including pricing, sketches, menu design, difficulty level and more! Take a look at some of the pages below;

Intro Page – Includes Difficulty Level, Pricing and Target Audience!
Draft Character Art
More character sketches
Table of Contents – showing everything that goes into the design process!
“Victory Screen”

 

 

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