The man behind the Eternal Champions series was Michael Latham, a Sega insider for nearly a decade, both as a designer and producer. Among his credits are Greendog: the Beached Surfer Dude and the Heat.net Game Network. As leader of the Omega Group (the largest U.S.-based development team and most wide ranging at Sega), Latham is recognized with having been involved with over 50 products, ranging from software on every console the company made to even Sega Toys. It is with the Deep Water label and Eternal Champions, however, that Sega gamers know and love him best.
Kevin McGrath started his career in computer programming in 1982 at the ripe age of sixteen for the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) working on educational software for the Apple II. He has worked for or contracted with several of the game industries top companies, including Dynamix, Electronic Arts, SEGA of America and Microsoft. At EA he worked on several SEGA Genesis titles including Populous, The Immortal and Road Rash II.
As the creator of Electronic Arts’ Strike series, Mike Posehn started a franchise that went on to sell millions and gave players the chance to mix strategy with arcade action. It also let them blow lots of stuff up. Sega-16 chatted with M. Posehn about his time at EA and his work on the Strike games.
A small company based in Hamburg, New York, Good Deal Games is in the business of completing and bringing unreleased prototypes to market. It has released numerous titles for such long-discontinued consoles like the Colecovision, CD-I, and Vectrex, as well as the Sega CD. We chatted with Michael Thomasson, the company’s founder about its work on Sega’s add-on.