British Open Golf
Preview by Al Giovetti, 02/14/97
Genre: sports simulation
Release: March 1997
Developer: Looking Glass Software, www.lglass.com
Company line: "We are excited about our affiliation with Eidos - a company whose proven track record for distributing innovative computer gaming products speaks for itself," said Paul Neurath, CEO of Looking Glass Technologies. "Eidos' extensive distribution channels in North America and Europe will provide excellent exposure for our titles in the traditional and non-traditional software retail outlets."
History: Looking Glass are the creators of innovative PC titles in the interactive entertainment industry, including the Ultima Underworld series, System Shock, Flight Unlimited and Terra Nova: Strike Force CentauriAA. For more information on Looking Glass Technologies line of products
Game play: The ball flight and roll will be controlled by a realistic physics model that will control the arc of the ball in flight, wind and weather effects. The three dimensional game engine will give full 360 degree range of motion. Proprietary Act-React technology will make the objects placed within the 3D world react realistically.
Courses: British Open Championship Golf features two actual British Open courses (St. Andrews and Royal Troon).
Interactive caddy: An interactive caddie helps with difficult shots.
Voice actors: Play-by-play commentary from ABC Sports announcer Jim McKay with over 5,000 audio clips that will be linked to play.
Sound effects: Crouds will react to good and bad shots with a variety of different and interesting cheers, applause, and other responses linked to the action in the game.
Thomas Liam McDonald, http://www.gamespot.com/previews/britisho/index.html
Steve Wartofsky, Computer Games Strategy Plus, issue 76, March, 1997, pg. 16. Dr. Al Giovetti, CPA, Host, Writer, Producer, The Computer Show, a weekly television show, 1615 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228-5022, phone: 410-747-0396, fax: 410-747-6357, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: www.charm.net/~wizards/computershow, internet television broadcast: www.dixex.net/isptv 7:30 PM EST Monday.