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Matthew Householder

Also Known As

  • Matt Householder

Game Credits


Hellgate: London (2007)   (Director of Product Development)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001)   (Producers)
Diablo II (2000)   (Senior Producer)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Senior Producer)
3DO Games: Decathlon (1997)   (Producer)
Lester the Unlikely (1994)   (Producers)
Todd's Adventures in Slime World (1992)   (Produced by)
The Adventures of Rad Gravity (1990)   (Produced by)
Thunderbirds (1989)   (Produced by)
California Games (1988)   (Project Managers)


3DO Games: Decathlon (1997)   (Director)
California Games (1988)   (Directed by)


Hellgate: London (2007)   (Story & Text Editing)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001)   (Story and Dialogue)
Diablo II (2000)   (Story and Dialog)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Story and Dialog)


Diablo II (2000)   (Cinematic Strike Team)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Cinematic Strike Team)


Hellgate: London (2007)   (Post-Production)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001)   (Voice Casting)
Diablo II (2000)   (Voice Casting)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Voice Casting)


Diablo II (2000)   (Localization Producers)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Localization Producers)

Creative Services

Hellgate: London (2007)   (Manual Development & Editing)
California Games II (1990)   (Produced by)


Hellgate: London (2007)   (Recruiting)


Rogue (1986)   (Technical Consultant)


Diablo III (2012)   (The Diablo III Team would like to give special thanks to those who worked on the game in its early years at Blizzard North)
World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)   (Additional Thanks)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Thanks)
Diablo (1996)   (Thanks to the gang at Blizzard)

Developer Biography

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 and Tron, 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 by Epyx, 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.

Last updated: Feb 28, 2006

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