Matt Householder's electronic entertainment career spans twenty-three years across coin-op, console, and computer games with contributions as Programmer, Artist, Designer, Creator, Writer/Editor, Producer, and Talent Scout. Most recently, he was a contributor to both Diablo II
and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
as Producer, Recruiter, and Writer/Editor at Blizzard North
Highlights of his career include being the Principal designer and co-programmer of Krull
(1983), his first published game. Influenced by Robotron: 2084
, Krull is a coin-op adaptation of the Columbia Pictures movie and, arguably, the first Action RPG. Matt was also Programmer, Artist, and Sound Designer of Moon Patrol
for the ColecoVision. Although not released by Atari, a version with modded graphics dubbed Matt Patrol
has appeared on internet ROM sites.
A major contributor to the Games Series
, Matt worked on Winter Games
as Producer, World Games
as Designer and Producer, and California Games
as Creator, Designer, and Producer. Householder left Blizzard in 2003 to join Flagship Studios
with some other former Blizzard employees.
Matt is an avid accumulator of vintage radios and has had a number of his collection displayed at an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. He also has an impressive array of classic games and gaming systems tucked away in his secret super-villain lair.
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- Diablo III (2012), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Hellgate: London (2007), Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Diablo II (2000), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- 3DO Games: Decathlon (1997), 3DO Company, The
- Diablo (1996), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Lester the Unlikely (1994), DTMC, Inc.
- Todd's Adventures in Slime World (1991), Renovation Products, Inc.
- The Adventures of Rad Gravity (1990), Activision, Inc.
- California Games II (1990), Epyx, Inc.
- California Games (1988), Epyx, Inc.
- Rogue (1986), Epyx, Inc.