Diary of a Game
Mega lo Mania 2
Amiga Power magazine intended to publish a 9 or 10 part 'Diary of a Game' to document the progress of Sensible Software's sequel Mega lo Mania II. Unfortunately, the game was cancelled near the beginning of 1992 after only a few months, and there were only 3 diary entries in total published in the magazine. The series began in Amiga Power issue 11 (March 1992), had a subsequent entry in issue 12, and ended with the third entry in issue 14 (June 1992).
In his first diary entry, Sensible Software's David Korn details his progress in creating a 3D landscape for Mega lo Mania 2.In his first diary entry, Sensible Software's David Korn details his progress in creating a 3D landscape for Mega lo Mania 2. David had never played the original Mega lo Mania prior to working on the sequel!
David 'Ubik' Korn settles down to tell us how he started the year with Mega lo Mania II...David 'Ubik' Korn, programmer of Mega lo Mania II, gulps down two pints of orange juice, snaffles half a packet of Resolve and — Christmas hangover more or less under control — settles down to tell us how he started the year with Mega lo Mania II...
Programmer David 'Ubik' Korn gets completely bored with writing graphics and landscaping routines and starts actually programming the game itself...In what would turn out to be the final part of the diary, programmer David 'Ubik' Korn gets completely bored with writing graphics and landscaping routines and — yikes! — gets down to the fine and delicate art of actually programming the game itself...
Mega lo Mania 2 — not!
Amiga Power issue 16 contained a small news item on page 10 with bad news about the Mega lo Mania II diary:
Don't expect any more instalments of Sensible Software's Diary of a Game, not for six months at least. Programmer David Korn has been moved onto a mysterious new project, thus leaving Mega lo Mania 2 frozen until the more urgent project has been completed. We'll bring back the diary as soon as Dave gets back down to it. Meanwhile, watch this space for news on his new ultra-top secret project.
It turns out that David 'Ubik' Korn was transferred to work on Sensible Soccer, and the game was abandoned forever.
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