Legendary British developer Archer Maclean has died, we're sad to report.

Famous for titles like IK+, Dropzone and Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, Maclean became something of a celebrity in British game development circles thanks to the incredible popularity of his output.

Two of Maclean's last tiles were Mercury and Wheelspin, which were available on systems such as the PSP and Wii.

As well as creating games, Maclean was a fan of renovating classic arcade machines.

You can catch Maclean speaking about the creation of one of his most famous titles below:

Tributes to the great man have been pouring in since the news broke: