RIP Douglas E. Smith, Creator Of Lode Runner

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On September 7, the video game world lost one of its early greats, with Douglas E. Smith passing away at the age of 53.

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Smith is most famous for being the creator of Lode Runner, a classic 1983 PC puzzle game - ported to numerous systems, including the Famicom, as you can see - that he designed while studying architecture.

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Also executive producer of Secret of Evermore, for what that's worth.