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OSNews: Interview with Michael Speck of LGames

Aug 13, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

[ Thanks to Gentu for this link. ]

"If there are two individuals in the Linux game scene today that they brought a lot and very good Free games to all Linux users, these should be Michael Speck of LGames and Bill Kendrick of NewBreedSoftware. Their games have been played not only by Linux users, but by users on all major platforms via the portability of the SDL game library. Today, we interview Michael Speck, regarding his games, his opinions about the Linux game market, about Linux's performance as a multimedia platform, his future plans and much more.

"1. Tell us how you got involved with computer programming. Do you only enjoy game programming, or programming in general? What do you do in 'real life'?

"Michael Speck: I am at the age of 22 and in real life I study mathematics at the university of Stuttgart, Germany. I also work there in the High Performance Computing Center as an assistent to parallel programming issues. I got seriously involved with programming when was about fifteen.In school we were about getting lessons in computer sience and I was seeking an opportunity to evolve some special skills back in these days. As my older brother was already programming I thought: Why not learn coding? and so I sat down and worked my way through the TP 7.0 Compendium in my holidays. After that I had the rough basics and as I extremely enjoyed computer games I wanted to do some on my own. The person who made this possible was my brother Thomas who implemented some assembler routines to draw graphics fast. This was essential as I didn't know about graphics at this time. From there on I development different games from DOS to Windows to Linux and never thought about applications. Games give the most fun to a user and that is my ambition behind programming: to have and bring fun.

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