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Thread: 21st Anniversary of LGS Closing

  1. #26
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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Boston MA
    A very hearty and sincere thank you Mike. I first played TDP in 1998 and have been hooked ever since. It was great to see these old pictures which reminded me of how cutting edge Thief was with such a lower level of technology and processing power. Pure genius.

    We are all thrilled to have you join the TTLG community. I hope you stop by now and then.

    I live in the Boston area and years ago on the way to a Red Sox game with my son (a Thief lover as well), we stopped on Cambridgepark Drive and I showed him the building where it all happened. Felt like looking at a shrine.

    Many thanks.
    bbb

  2. #27
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    Registered: Jan 2009
    Thank you Mike Chrzanowski! It's great to see old behind-the-scenes stuff documented like this, even if the anniversary is bittersweet. Your legacy has lived on!

  3. #28
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2011
    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    For those who may not be aware, Mike provided the voice of Thief#2 in Thieves' Guild OM, TG.
    "And I'm standing here listening to Danno tell you the password. Do you think he's gonna let me if I'm not in the Guild, or you think I'm lackwit enough not to remember it?"
    Fanboy out.

  4. #29
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2020
    I really would love to study these design documents, to better understand your thoughts when making the game.

  5. #30
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    reeves ball sutter :P

  6. #31
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2017
    Thanks for stopping by, Mike. It's always awesome to hear from you guys. <3

  7. #32
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2013
    Location: Northern Ontario Canada

    It's amazing how over 2 decades have passed already and Taffers of old and many new ones joining the hype, it's more than just a game as we know it, it's a community, the life and times of real people who share a love for this iconic phenomenon. Thank you Mike for sharing these precious moments with us.

  8. #33
    New Member
    Registered: Oct 2016
    late to the party but this is really goddamn cool, thanks mike

  9. #34
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    Registered: Jun 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by LG_MikeC View Post
    Hi everyone,
    This is Mike Chrzanowski and I'm a former level designer from Looking Glass Studios. I worked on Thief Gold, Thief II, and the unreleased Thief II Gold. I finished the Mage Tower level in T1G and built Shipping and Receiving, and Blackmail levels in T2. 21 years ago today was a sad day for many of us at Looking Glass as the studio had to close due to lack of funding. Throughout my time at Looking Glass I took many pictures and also the Final Days video that's been around for 10 years or so. For this year's anniversary I decided to go through all my old digital photos from 1999 and 2000 to pull out everything Looking Glass related. I have some great pics from picnics and parties. There are also a few screenshots from an unfinished T2G level. I even found my design document. Here are the links to the photos. I'll post the documents soon. Thanks for sticking by us all these years.

    https://imgur.com/user/LGMikeC
    Hey Mike!

    Thank you so much for sharing this stuff.

    I remember the very first time and place I played Shipping and Receiving - blew me away.

    Looking forward to seeing you around.

  10. #35
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    i just realized that 21st anniversary=blackjack

    [6], [4] draw or stand=hit me="ouch" [A]=blackjack

    may looking glass memory last another 31 years + 21 years = 52 card pick up

  11. #36
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    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    Wow just saw this, major nostalgia trip. Oddly enough, my son is replaying thief2 atm and is up to Shipping level, last night we were discussing how it such an iconic game level.

  12. #37
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Yeah, when those horns come in heavy and then fade back out. Chills.

  13. #38
    New Member
    Registered: Jan 2021
    Thanks for sharing these insights!

  14. #39
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    Registered: Dec 2002
    Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Anyone knows who might have the midi keyboard which was in the studio? I mean that exact one.

    https://i.imgur.com/oav0qBQ.jpeg
    https://shodan.fandom.com/wiki/Josh_...redits_SS2.png

  15. #40
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2011
    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    Looks like the Roland ED PC 300. Released 2000. SS2 pic is reversed.


    Edit: It could also be a Roland PC 180/200/200 MK II. The 300/200/200 MK II/180 have very similar control configs.
    Heaven knows where that exact keyboard ended up. Eric or Terri Brosius may well know!
    Fun Fact: Fat Boy Slim still has his 180.
    Last edited by Purgator; 7th Jun 2021 at 09:08.

  16. #41
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Maupertuis
    I mainly remember S&R from Old Man Murray's Crate System, which was an objective, hilarious and bad way to rate games.

  17. #42
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2003
    Location: Sweden
    Thanks mike!

  18. #43
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: Renmark, South Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by Valet2 View Post
    Anyone knows who might have the midi keyboard which was in the studio? I mean that exact one.

    https://i.imgur.com/oav0qBQ.jpeg
    https://shodan.fandom.com/wiki/Josh_...redits_SS2.png
    I asked Josh Randall about it this was his reply
    Hey Shane, I saw your post... That keyboard was just a midi controller and it belonged to Looking Glass... soooooo.... It's probably long gone! Cheers, -J

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