On Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:04:57 UTC+10, Polymorph wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Thanks for sharing that, I enjoyed reading that a lot.
> Two questions for you:
> 1. How long ago did that chat take place? (I'm guessing quite recently with your reference to Oz KFest and your RAM card)
Several months. I think late January.
> 2. Did you manage to get your copy of LR signed by Doug before he sadly passed away?
> As a side question, does anyone know how Doug died? (I haven't seen the cause mentioned anywhere.) It seems unusual for him to get back into coding after so long if he knew he was ill.
I don't know the specifics. But I will say this. If you get the opportunity to thank people who had an impact on your life, take it. It might be your last chance, and you never know how much they might need to hear it, too.
> R.I.P. Doug, I too played Lode Runner (and Championship LR) a lot growing up as a kid. Absolutely one of the best games of it's era, which is still *very* playable today.
And the 'aperture' open/close effect between levels was legendary.