Jan 5, 2008

Matthew Smith gaming in Full Motion Video


Yes, that was a video featuring Matthew Smith himself and quite a bit of Manic Miner too. Exciting, huh? Well, I'm excited. Very. Anyway. For further truths regarding this quite mysterious legend, oh beloved ZX Spectrum fanatics, click here, whereas to begin watching the man talk at the CG Expo try this linky link or to further practice your reading skills try the reddoor.

Related @ Gnome's Lair: the Jet Set Willy patch, RGCD, Monty's Christmas Special, Lurking Horror retro review

15 comments:

  1. Christ, that trip to the Dutch commune clearly sent him barkers.

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  2. .....
    Hmmm. Dutch communes are fine, I'd say.

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  3. Who the hell is Matthew Smith?

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  4. Great piece of video Gnome! I'd liken Mr. Smith to the very great Syd Barrett, original front man of Pink Floyd.

    After two works of utter genius, yhe pressures obviously got to Matthew, and no doubt he took refuge in serious pharmaceuticals...

    He looks deranged! Still I'll pay tribute to the man, those two games are the stuff of legend...

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  5. You wouldn't know him funnyman, but in Europe his games (Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy) were bigger than Mario. Way bigger. And better ;)

    Hmm... I do think the Syd Barrett analogy is very appropriate indeed dear Father. Apparently though, it does seem (according to Mobygames) that Mr. Smith has worked on quite a lot of games those last 5-6 years.

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  6. His name didn't immediately ring a bell with me either, but thanks for giving some background on him Gnome.

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  7. Always a (spiritual) pleasure :)

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  8. English!

    Video Games!

    It's like the Attic is filled with poison gas!!!

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  9. For those who want to experience the bliss that is Manic Miner, you can play a flash version at http://www.darnkitty.com/manic/ or dwoload it at http://www.classic-retro-games.com/Manic-Miner_119.html

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  10. lol.. just comming back to yr blog after a VERY busy few months... a cautionary tale to all young game designers here, definitely...

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  11. (hands Caled a WWI mask and manual)

    English video games... the only ones on par with the French ones I'd say... Ahh, I still remember Silmaris and Infogrames.

    Thank's for the links singapura. BTW, Manic Miner hasn't aged a day...

    Mike! You game designing monster! What have you been up to?

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  12. lol.. sorry gnome, if I told you I'd have to kill ya. Hopefully my new game will be anounced reasonably soon..

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  13. Great find, is this a new UK based show?

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  14. Glad you enjoyed it Pete, though unfortunately I have no idea whether its from a UK show or not...

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