Mike Follin

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Michael Stuart Follin
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Born 1968?
Birth Place England
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases Michael Follin
Website http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mfollin/mikehp.htm

Mike Follin is the brother of Geoff Follin and Tim Follin. While Mike Follin was a programmer, he only did non-music related programming. He is the reason how Tim Follin got into the video game industry, as he got Tim to do music for his very first video game Subterranean Stryker.

In CRASH issue 59, Mike Follin cited Knight Lore, Codename MAT and Pentagram as video game classics, with Jonathan Smith as his favourite programmer. Follin's Spectrum conversion of The Sentinel was considered by fellow programmers as one of the top five classic games on that platform.

After leaving the video game industry, Mike Follin trained to be a priest at St John's College, Nottingham, and then was ordained at Liverpool Cathedral, Mike Follin is now a vicar at St Peter's, Maghull, Merseyside. He has been married to Lynn Follin since 1994.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1985-03-?? Subterranean Stryker (ZXS) Programmer
1985-10-?? Star Firebirds (ZXS) Programmer
1985-10-?? Vectron (ZXS) Programmer
1986-06-?? Future Games (ZXS) Programmer
1987-03-?? The Sentinel (ZXS) Programmer
1987-10-?? Bubble Bobble (ZXS) Programmer
1988-04-?? Black Lamp (ZXS) Programmer
1988-06-?? Bionic Commando (ZXS) Programmer
1989-??-?? Robot Attack (ZXS) Programmer
1989-02-?? LED Storm (ZXS) Programmer
1989-12-?? Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (ZXS) Programmer
1991-09-?? Spot: The Video Game (GB) (スポット) Programmer
1991-09-?? Altered Space: A 3D Alien Adventure (GB) (アルタード スペース) Programmer
1992-11-?? Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (SNES) Programmer
1993-08-0? Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (SNES) Programmer
1995-12-?? Toy Story (SNES) Programmer
1998-01-?? Shadow Master (PS1) Programmer
1999-09-30 Quake II (PS1) Programmer
2001-03-?? Pocket Soccer (GBC) Programmer
Unreleased Firearm (SNES) Programmer

Links

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mfollin/mikehp.htm - Mike Follin's Offical Website

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/zxspecticle/interviews3.htm - Interview

https://web.archive.org/web/20130106170307/http://www.crashonline.org.uk/59/progrmrs.htm - "Crash 59 - Programmers on Programmers"

stpetermaghull.org - St Peter's, Maghull: Official Website.