Some previous Games I worked on

The Hobbit image

The Hobbit (1985)

The Hobbit is an illustrated text adventure computer game released in 1982 for the ZX Spectrum home computer and based on the 1937 book The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was developed at Beam Software and published by Melbourne House.

Released on

  • BBC MIcro


  • Graphics

    The graphics were produced using a paint undo method. A picture was analysed for fill areas and those recorded and removed. Then lines were detected, recorded and removed. Then all remaining single pixels were recorded and removed. The final result was a small amount of data that can be re-drawn to create the original image.

  • Involvement

    One of the first game I worked on at Melbourne House, worked on all device-specific aspects of the game (keyboard input, screen display, data load & save etc).