View Full Version : Jonathan "Joffa" Smith dead :(


ParadigmShifter
Jun 26, 2010, 08:12 AM
According to World of Spectrum forums :( RIP Jof.

He was a legendary programmer of ZX Spectrum games in the 80s, responsible for Green Beret, Hyper sports and Cobra among others.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showscreen.cgi?screen=screens/in-game/g/GreenBeret.gif

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showscreen.cgi?screen=screens/in-game/h/HyperSports.gif

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showscreen.cgi?screen=screens/load/c/gif/Cobra.gif

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showscreen.cgi?screen=screens/in-game/c/Cobra.gif

Also a noted gourmet and anti-litter campaigner

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I also got to correspond with him via PM a few times on World of Spectrum.

RIP Joffa, you will be sadly missed:salute:

EDIT: Seems the GIFs aren't working :(

Here's his bio on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Smith_(games_programmer)

Dudemeister
Jun 26, 2010, 08:13 AM
cobra looks awesome.

rip.

ParadigmShifter
Jun 26, 2010, 08:19 AM
Cobra was my favourite.

It's worth getting an emulator (ZX Spin I use) and getting it, it's free from WoS.

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I think it was the only game with a "murder" button.

ParadigmShifter
Jul 10, 2010, 03:54 AM
Here's his "In Memoriam" page on World of Spectrum.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/tribute/en/SmithJonathanM.html

He also worked on Red Dwarf series 2 and 3.