Sunday, 27 March 2011
GTA design document made public
To those interested in game design, after 16 years the original design document for Grand Theft Auto has been made available online, released by DMA Design programmer Mike Daily. Dating back to 1995, the document is 11 pages long and contains both ideas that made it and some that didn't make it into the game (such as networked play). The game design document reveals the title was to be called Race N' Chase and includes three real-world cities (New York, Venice, Miami), the original top down perspective and the now infamous gameplay mechanics of car chases and heists.
It is very interesting to see the humble beginnings for what subsequently became such an iconic title, definitely worth going here to explore this.