David Gommeren

AKA

Lord Insanity

Biography

Lord Insanity of The Lords originally a Spectrum-based coding group from the Netherlands.

David was responsible for the famous Tetris clone known to many as the game that launched Fred ’s meteoric rise from a small fanzine to the powerhouse it became.

Most of Davids demos feature converted tunes by C64/SID master Rob Hubbard by Rob Mies .

Games:

  • Tetris - Possibly the finest piece of PD for the Coupé, in the scroller David alluded to wanting to do a clone of Arkanoid which he eventually produced as…
  • Batz 'n Balls - Superior Arkanoid clone with optional mouse control.

Demos:

  • Silly Demo I - A MODE1 conversion of a Spectrum demo.
  • Sabrina Demo - A converted Spectrum sample demo with “raster interrupt desampler” in a time when most sample demos had to turn the screen off to get around the memory contention issues.
  • Little Joke - A converted Spectrum Sample demo with some of the worst jokes in history.
  • Tweety Demo - This baffled the public as it looked like a basic M/C demo with a scroller and music but was actually a game of clay pidgeon/skeet shooting when pressing ‘0’/Fire on the joystick, not that it gave any clue in the demo.
  • Batz 'n Balls Demo - A PD demo of Batz 'n Balls .

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