Matthew Householder

aka: Matt Householder
Moby ID: 59744

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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

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