It's easy to take jamming for granted. In NBA Jam
, lighting one's self on fire and pulling off "the mad crazy dunks" looks so simple
. It seems like all you need are some colorful shoes and a deep determination to dish rocks
but, as creative director Trey Smith informs us in the video past the break, it takes more than that -- specifically, it takes knowledge
And that's the inspiration behind bringing back Mark Turmell
, the lead designer and programmer on the original game. It's allowed EA Canada to identify what has been internally referred to as "The Turmell Hit List," a list of initially overlooked issues Turmell brought to the table.