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Old 05 December 2009, 19:10   #1
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Matt Chat Interviews Jeff McCord (Sword of Fargoal)

Before anyone posts that I've abandoned you, here it is! The new Matt Chat #40 with Jeff McCord.

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Jeff is a GREAT guy, very eloquent and obviously highly intelligent. Interviewing him was a joy. Someone has suggested that I try to do more of these, and I was surprised how easy it was (I figured it would be much harder to do an interview-style show, but it was fine).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video!
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Old 06 December 2009, 22:46   #2
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yay my weekend is complete now thanks Matt
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Your right Matt, Jeff is an excellent bloke!

This is a GREAT Mattchat episode - very well put together, I really enjoyed it - thanks.
It would be fantastic, if possible if you could include more interviews with the people involved in the creation of the games in future "Mattchats" - it would also be interesting to know what Jeff is doing now - were there any other games he worked on etc...

Jeff must be so pleased seeing his game making a re-appearance on newer platforms...

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Thanks, guys!

I am planning on doing some more interviews, but of course it's a crapshoot. It's hard enough finding people, much less getting them to do a SKYPE interview. So it will probably be a rare thing!
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Thanks, guys!

I am planning on doing some more interviews, but of course it's a crapshoot. It's hard enough finding people, much less getting them to do a SKYPE interview. So it will probably be a rare thing!
Yes, that's a fair point - it is bad enough trying to track down Amiga game creators from only a few years ago so well done on getting Jeff to speak about his game...!
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I'd love to talk to some Amiga developers. I'd have to do a little digging to get the names of my favorites; maybe someone from Cinemaware or Psygnosis.
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Nice variety there Matt Would be cool to see more like that, if you can find some more developers
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I completed Sword of Fargoal on 64! What a great game!
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There is Matt West, the author of Burton Bird, my beloved Amiga game, on flickr.com. I asked him if he is really that one and he was surprised that anybody remembers his game
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nice ! we want Sid Meier ! (It may be difficult to get to him though,) or Chris Braben !
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we want Sid Meier ! (It may be difficult to get to him though,) or Chris Braben !
Speak for yourself strategy fanboi! We want Lord British!
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maybe someone from Cinemaware
Phyllis and Robert Jacob, maybe?

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Speak for yourself strategy fanboi! We want Lord British!
second that, oh and don't forget Ron Gilbert, or David Fox, or ...


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Interviews

You guys are so great! Love coming here and reading such great comments and suggestions.

I'm in touch with Lord British, Ron Gilbert, and Steve Meretzky (Planetfall), but no telling if they'd be interested in doing a quick and dirty SKYPE interview. Might be worth asking, at any rate. Worse they can do is tell me no, right?
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second that, oh and don't forget Ron Gilbert, or David Fox, or ...
Steve Purcell

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Awesome news I really hope one of the guys is in for an interview! Fingers crossed here
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I wonder if any of the "Sensible" guys would like to be interviewed for a Mattchat Sensible Software Amiga Special episode!
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Robert Jacob and Phylis Jacob would be awesome. Anyone know where I can find their email addresses?
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Maybe an email to the Cinemaware Website might shed some light on what they are doing now... bit of a long shot I know.

There are some other interviews with Cinemaware Employees here... click here
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matt if you don`t ask you will never know, and we will never get to see

hope you find some good ppl to interview, generally ppl love talking about themselvs
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Robert Jacob and Phylis Jacob would be awesome. Anyone know where I can find their email addresses?
Bob Jacob: http://www.ism-agency.com/ (Contact)
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Thanks, Gilgamesh. I emailed him. I'm not getting my hopes up, but it sure would be sweet if I could get him on the show!
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