A more complete list of work Matthew has either been involved in or inspired:
- Styx (Bug Byte, 1983)
- a shoot-em-up
game loosely based on Tutankham by Konami
- Manic Miner (Bug Byte, 1983)
- Miner Willy, while prospecting down
Surbiton way, stumbles upon an ancient, long forgotten
mine-shaft. On further exploration, he finds evidence of a lost
civilisation far superior to our own, which used automatons to
dig deep into the Earth's core to supply the essential raw materials for their advanced industry...
- the Birds and the Bees (Bug Byte, 1983)
- a pleasant little game about a bee
which Matthew did the graphics for
- Jet Set Willy (Software Projects, 1984)
- rich from his past mining exploits, Willy has
bought a huge mansion with over 60 rooms, most of which he has
never seen. There's been a mammoth party and the guests have
left the place in a dreadful mess. Willy just wants to go to bed,
but his housekeeper, the nightmarish Maria, won't let him until
every bit and piece has been picked up and tidied away...
- Andre's Night Off (Computer & Video Games magazine, 1984)
- a rather dull, repetative, type-in BASIC
game Matthew wrote for C&VG
- Attack of the Mutant Zombie Flesh-eating Chickens From Mars (Software Projects, 1987)
- last word was that Software Projects had asked him to revamp the
game when they thought the version he did was not good enough. This was about 9 years ago, and nothing has been known since.
- Stairways (Thor, 198?)
- a bizarre Commodore 64 game, inspired by a wild
night out where Matthew wore nothing but a toga to a
"Matthew Smith was always
outrageously out of his tree, especially when we went clubbing,
and turned up in a rough Birkenhead biker club called Stairways
(...) wearing only a white bed-sheet which he described as a
toga. This incident inspired Marc Dawson to write a C64
game called Stairways (...), where the object of the game was to
get through the club without knocking over drinks and shooting at
hallucinations with bubbles flying out of your head" -- Stuart James Fotheringham, Dec 1997
Information gathered from:
- All about Matthew. Be careful with the dodgy Return of the Mac midi tune though!
- Matthew's homepage.
- The Jet Set Willy Ultimate Fan Page