So who would live in a house like this? Well, the majority of the time at least I answer to the name Jason or T.M.R (a contraction of The Magic Roundabout which has been my scene handle since the early 1990s) but there are a few more derogatory titles that have been applied to me over the years! I’ve been programming games and demos for computers since my teens and writing about them for just shy of twenty years in first an amateur and then a professional capacity (well, it’s paid work but if that makes me a professional writer is probably still open to interpretation).

On the programming front, I’m a member of Cosine which is a loose team of developers working on 8- and 16-bit computers as well as current and previous generation consoles and writing demos and games for an assortment of platforms.

I’m also the editor of the currently dormant Oldschool Gaming which features reviews of new games for 8-bit machines, have previously contributed reviews to RGCD and I’ve been writing the homebrew section of Retro Gamer magazine for the last six years, covering indie games, remakes and new releases for classic 8- and 16-bit computers and consoles.