Michael Lamb

Michael Lamb

  Mike Lamb Interview by Peter Ward What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? Astronaut, footballer, secret agent. My first job was picking tomatoes in a green house The Commodore PET was your first computer is that your favourite computer? or do you have a different favourite such as when you owned a Spectrum? I liked the proper keyboard. Even now I hate laptops for the same reason. I guess my favorite retro was the Amstrad. When…

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Marc Djan Ocean

Marc Djan Ocean

  Marc Djan Interview by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend….. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I cannot really remember but something around the sport business.   What was your first computer and is that your favourite computer or do you have a different favourite? My first computer was an Atari ST and my favorite one was the 1st Mac . it was…

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Bill Harbison Ocean

Bill Harbison Ocean

Interview by Peter Ward   Thank you for this interview it is anhonorfor me toi nterview such a Legend…. Whatdid you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? At school I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career but I hoped it would be something based in the arts and I was preparing to attend Glasgow School of Art. I had owned a ZX Spectrum for a few years and I had started creating mockups of…

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Tim Haywood

Tim Haywood

Interview by Peter Ward What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? At school I didn’t really have a long term plan, most likely it was a career in acting, and I have appeared as an Extra in a movie called Memphis Belle, I was on set for 3 weeks when I was 16 years old. My first job was delivering news papers. When did you realise you wanted to get into game industry and how did it…

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Gary Bracey Ocean

Gary Bracey Ocean

Interview with Gary Bracey by Peter Ward Hello Gary welcome to retrogamesmaster it is an honour to interview one of the pioneers of the industry. What did you want to do when you was at school for a career and what was your first job? [[GB] ] At one time I was studying to get into law but when I got to a certain age I decided I didn’t want to study for another 5 years but get out in the real world and start earning some money to pay…

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Jim Bagley

Jim Bagley

Name : Jim Bagley Programmer : Programming Languages :- Z80 6502 6809E 680X0 65816 65C02 80X86 SH1 SH2 R3000 C C++ C# VB OPEN GL DIRECT X ARM & THUMB PIC MICRO CONTROLLER ASM PARALLAX PROPELLER SPIN & ASM Published Title :- Target Machine :- Task Throne Of Fire :- Spectrum :- Sole Programmer Road Runner :- Spectrum :- Sole Programmer Street Sports Basketball :- Spectrum :- Sole Programmer World Class Leaderboard :- Spectrum :- Sole Programmer Gutz :- Spectrum :- Sole Programmer Batman Caped Crusader :- Amstrad :- Sole…

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Simon Butler

Simon Butler

Game Credits: 9 Lives (1990) (Program Design by) Hunchback: the Adventure (1986) (Game Design) N.O.M.A.D (1986) (Games Design) Cosmic Wartoad (1985) (From an original idea by) Shadowfire (1985) (Design) Gift from the Gods (1984) (Game / character design)             The BBC was your first computer you used is that your favourite computer or do you have a different favourite? I came to this whole industry by accident. I was planning on having a career in advertising but was offered three days work by my friend Steve Cain,…

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Bob Wakelin

Bob Wakelin

What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? * The first thing I wanted to be was be a Palaeontologist, because all young boys love dinosaurs, then I got a telescope for Christmas and decided I wanted to be an Astronomer. Eventually I realised I was pretty good at drawing things exploding and crashing and decided I’d be an artist. I went to art school for three years and after six months’ unemployment got a job in Liverpool…

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Mark R Jones

Mark R Jones

    Interview by Peter Ward What did you want to do when you was at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a Palaeontologist when I was a child and get paid to dig up fossils but it wasn’t to be. I had a paper round to start off with, for a massive £3.50 a week. I had a job I hated putting the hard bits in moccasins so they’d keep their shape in some factory that smelt of glue after school…

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Jon Ritman

Jon Ritman

Interview by Peter Ward First of all, Welcome to Retro Gamesmaster. It is truly an honour to interview one of the biggest names in our industry. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career, and what was your first job? I didn’t have the faintest idea what I wanted to do when I was at school (it was a crap school; I even managed to fail maths). My first job was for the part of the Post Office that morphed into BT as a…

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