Abandonware DOS title

Douglas E. Smith

Who is Douglas E. Smith?

Douglas E. Smith is a game designer best known for creating the classic puzzle-platform game "Lode Runner." Developed and released in 1983, "Lode Runner" quickly became one of the most popular and influential games of its time.

In "Lode Runner," players control a character who must navigate through levels filled with obstacles, enemies, and gold. The goal is to collect all the gold while avoiding enemies and using strategic thinking to overcome challenges. What set "Lode Runner" apart was its level editor, which allowed players to create and share their own levels, greatly extending the game's longevity and replay value.

"Lode Runner" was ported to numerous platforms and inspired many sequels and spin-offs over the years. Douglas E. Smith's work on "Lode Runner" established him as a notable figure in the early days of video game design, and his creation remains fondly remembered by gamers around the world.

Douglas E. Smith
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Video game programmer
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Lode Runner
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Games by Douglas E. Smith

This is a chronological list of games designed by Douglas E. Smith from 1983 to 1983 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.

Lode Runner

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