Talking to Kiddy Kong’s Creator for DKC3’s 25th Anniversary! (Kiddy Origins, DK64 & More!)

November 22, 2021 6895 Views

Donkey Kong Country 3 turns 25 today! And we sat down to talk to Mark Stevenson, the head artist for DKC3 and creator of Kiddy Kong to discuss what it was like to work on this classic series, including designing the characters and environments, along with other projects including Donkey Kong 64 and now life at Playtonic Games.

➤ Find Mark Stevenson at:
https://www.playtonicgames.com/
https://twitter.com/playtonicalmark/

Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
0:47 Mark’s Development History
3:00 DKC: Designing Barrels, Bananas, & Backgrounds! +Tim Stamper Post-it Notes
11:12 DKC2: Map Screen Design & Evolution
14:00 DKC3: Influences & N64 Launching
22:45 Kiddy Kong’s Origin + Divisiveness
30:40 Baron K. Roolenstein
31:28 Working on DK64
38:28 Work at Playtonic
46:30 Kameo on Three Different Platforms

DKC3 Footage from Longplay Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMzDkEVWE0I
Kameo Footage from Rare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MwcPqBvto
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