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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.
Credited on 15 games
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|Diablo III (2012, Macintosh)||The Diablo III Team would like to give special thanks to those who worked on the game in its early years at Blizzard North|
|Hellgate: London (2007, Windows)||Director of Product Development|
|World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade (2007, Windows)||Additional Thanks|
|Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001, Windows)||Producers|
|Diablo II (2000, Macintosh)||Senior Producer|
|Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000, Windows)||Thanks|
|3DO Games: Decathlon (1997, Windows)||Producer|
|Diablo (1996, Windows)||Thanks To|
|Lester the Unlikely (1994, SNES)||Producers|
|Todd's Adventures in Slime World (1992, Genesis)||Produced by|
|The Adventures of Rad Gravity (1990, NES)||Produced by|
|California Games II (1990, DOS)||Produced by|
|Thunderbirds (1989, NES)||Produced by|
|California Games (1988, DOS)||Directed by|
|Rogue (1986, Atari ST)||Technical Consultant|
[ full credits ]
- 6 games with Bill Roper
- 6 games with Sam Didier
- 6 games with Chris Metzen
- 6 games with Kenneth Williams
- 6 games with Joeyray Hall
- 6 games with Matt Uelmen
- 6 games with Hung Nguyen
- 6 games with Isaac Matarasso
- 6 games with Nicholas S. Carpenter
- 6 games with Paul W. Sams
- 6 games with Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- 4 games with Epyx, Inc.
- 3 games with Epic Games Tools LLC
- 3 games with Vivendi Games (UK) Limited
- 3 games with Activision Blizzard...
- 3 games with SoftClub
- 3 games with Leader S.p.a.
- 3 games with Activision Blizzard France SAS
- 3 games with CDP Sp. z o.o.
- 2 games with Sony DADC Europe GmbH