Play it again: home coder Matthew Hall

Home coder Matthew Hall recalls coding his first games…
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Finishing up their month focusing on home coders, this week Matthew Hall of KlickTock reflects on his early days writing games in rural Victoria and the wonderfully cheap games he would buy on shopping days in Horsham.There’s also a link to download his package of games from the 80s.

The screenshot is from “Nonsense Manor”, one of the text adventures from Matthew’s pack of 1980s Commodore 64 games rescued from decaying cassette tapes.

A bundle of classic games are available “Featuring Impossible text adventures. Graphics that will turn your stomach. And SUECK ‘masterpieces’ by a 9 year old Kid. Load if you dare.”

Did you write your own game, or play those of your mates?  Please tell Play It Again about it in their blog or upload your materials to help them build an archive dedicated to 1980s games and gaming.

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“How I got started in games” – Matthew Hall of Klicktock

Helen Stuckey presents an edited transcript of Matthew Hall‘s presentation on “The Australian Story” panel at the Game Masters Forum, Friday 29th June 2012. Matthew Hall runs the one man design company Klicktock