Mamba 12 ch02 The Interview
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the interview --------------- we are sorry that we can offer you just only one interview this time. pyle, the interviewer of the us-part has sent the finished interview with phantasm/destiny, but for any reason only god and the post knows this sheet never arrived at the mamba<- address... we are sorry, therefor to offer you only the european-interview, but with a famous programmer... remember 'flimbo's quest'???.... interview with laurens van der donk: ------------------------------------ m: mamba l: laurens ------------------------------------ m: hi laurens, would you mind to introduce shortly yourself to the readers? l: well, ok. my name is laurens van der donk, i'm 19 years of age. i live in a dutch city called helmond. l: my prospects are to code flimbo's quest part 2 (ah,click!) and my interrest is always to get lots of girls. m: tell us, when did it all start for you? i mean your interrest in computing, did you firstly start in 'boys without brains'? l: mh, that was 4 years ago. i star- ted in the group hotline for a very short period and afterwards moved to the boys without brains. m: was flimbo's quest the first game you wrote? l: yes, the first complete i must say, anyway, yes my first and only. m: what will come after flimbo now? the successor is planned, have you further plans? how will flimbo 2 look like? l: i started already with flimbo's quest 2 and i'm busy with learning on the amiga. i think that after flimbo 2 i will gonna start with my first amiga game. how flimbo 2 will look like is a secret. m: nowadays people code a game fastly they don't care how it looks like, they only see the money they earn. what do you think about that and do you wanna have the 64 kept alive because you are not a guy like those or is it simply fun that keeps you coding on that machine? l: right! i'm doing a game because it is fun to do. i can't program for money, because it takes a long time to finish a game. so if you have to work 6 months without fun and just do it for the money i think you will go mad. m: some groups have cracked very fast what took you many work,what do you think? the first versions that came up were tape versions, the disc version was well protected by mario van zeist i heard, are you as angry as mario about the crack going around, what does a coder of such a game think? l: i'm getting well pissed with crackers who crack games very fast! a lot of games are sold royalty based. the programmers lose a lot of money! i agree with mario van zeist. m: do you work especially for system three or are you independent? do they pay you well for your job? what did the single people get for their work on flimbo, can you give us numbers? l: i'm a freelancer for system three. it's very difficult to give you numbers because it depends on how good the game is selled. m: are you familiar with the scene today and in the old days? to whom do you have still contact, who are your best friends? what did you do? l: i did some simple demos for the boys without brains. i don't know anything of the hackers out there at the moment. i also don't have contacts to swap with, because i just don't want to. my best friends are: jacco van't riet, mario van zeist, arthur van jole, reyn ouwehand, dave hogen- dorf,(miriam and renate zondag) m: what are your hobbies beside com- puting? l: i watch a lot of video-movies, fitness, drinking, going out and swimming. m: do you have a girl friend?(if yes, how does she bear your work on the computer?,if not: what should she be like?) l: i don't have a girl friend at the moment. i would like to have a girl with long blond hair, who likes prince, doing a lot of sport and who is friendly to me and to my friends (renate zondag is such a girl). m: yo, talking about your favorites, what are they... l: food - shoarma, steak and fries of course drink- beer, lot of beer, beer! music- prince, stevie u, cock robin and madonna movie- prayer for the dying, no way out, stake out, willow and batman land - (holidays) spain,australia others are: i like to fly and rea- ding good reviews about flimbo! m: what is it that really could piss you off? (don't dare saying any- thing about this interview!!!) l: that there are people who don't like flimbo, haha. m: ok, laurens. where can people meet you? l: at my house probably, in venlo (sometimes) or at the dockside in belgium. m: thank you laurens for the inter- view. if you wanna greet somebody feel free to do so now... l: hmm, let's see: hi to mark cale (producer of flimbo), jacco van't riet (graphics flimbo 2), arthur van jole (graphics flimbo 2), adrian cale (system 3 p.r.), renate zondag (because she is so pr....), mario van zeist (bamboo man), miriam zondag (jacco's girl friend), stauros fasoulas (he's back in business) and you gotcha, for doing this interview. bye!