Interview


Handle: Bob / Censor

How did you come up with your alias ?
When I was a little snotty kid (a long time ago) I loved to play arcade games , And I played obviously to much ???? In the end of each game I was always on the top of a list (highscore!) and then you only had 3 letters to write your name or initials which I did!. BOB is the English name of ROBERT so with easy mathematics I figured it out that Bob will fit in nice on all the highscore lists on these arcade games!

And after I bought my first CPU C=64 I thought that since everybody knew me as Bob why not use it as a handle on the CPU, I really had no choice! .

City / Country:
Stockholm, Sweden

Born year:
I was born in 1971.07.02

What was your first computer, and when did you get it?
1986. My first computer was my beloved commodore 64 which I even have today ( after some heavy surgical reparations ) it almost works I still havenĺt buried it yet (one day oh yes one beautiful day it will work!). But I have ripped of Dragons beloved 64 for the moment to collect some dust! Atleast something comes in handy?.

How did you get into the scene and what groups have you been a member of ?
Well, I have always been very productive guy it didnĺt take to much time for moi to learn that plastic box how to code on it etc. My neighbours I grew up with more or less, Euzkera, Contring, Swallow we together built up our first group. Our first group to mention was Yankees in 1987. We made a couple of demos there which I have seen 64 people still have of today ( amusing! ). After a demo-party (I donĺt remember where and when but a party which I believe Horizon arranged in Sweden), we joined Agile in 1988 (Elric and the gang K12, Leader, Tycoon etc. )

After a couple of months me and Goblin/Agile (at that time) started to form a group called LIGHT !

Then I started to know some people from a group called Paragon and became good friends with them. Paragon people at that time was (Psycho, Sensei, CRT, Taito which are known as Censor members later on )

After some months Goblin and I didnĺt come to good ends and I left Light. Then I Joined Triad (Jerryĺs new Triad) in the end of 1988 or beginning of 1989 donĺt remember exactly.

Later on my friends from Paragon joined the forces, I was simply to productive together with my friends that Jerry started to be uncomfortable with me and kicked moi out, hehehehe!

And then there was the Glorious time (in the summer 1989) to build up our own group to gether with my best friends today remembered as CENSOR!

Here's an overview list:
1987- Yankees
1988- Agile
1988- Light
1988 (1989)- Triad
1989- CENSOR

What was the proudest moment in your career ?
When Censor was founded in the summer of 1989. That was a proof of what we could do together there simply was no limit and it is still a proof of what we are of today (as a Company by now).
And ofcourse all the victories from demo parties wasnĺt bad either!.

For what specific reason(s) do you think that you are remembered ?
Parties, Demos, Coding, Stories, Rumours... etc.

What would you like to be remembered for ?
????? Everything! Actually I really donĺt know drinking a beer with the GOD him/her self?

What made you stop the scene activity ? (and do you remember when?)
Well, after taking the exams from the university of technology CRT, Psycho and Sensei/Censor have already started to form companies so I simply joined them by forming my own company and now we work to gether professionally. We are developing games etc. There was no meaning of a demo scene anymore when you can earn money on making games or consulting in programming.

Thinking back on the good old days, is there anything you regret?
NOPE! If I could live it through one more time I wouldnĺt change anything.

What was your favorite
GAME(S)
I was never a game player, so only games I played was my own or perhaps one or two others like warcraft or perhaps wipe-out nowadays.

DEMO(S)
Ofcourse our own demos we made, I still think of them as the best demos ever made so far heheheheh!
The whole Wonderland series and Spasmolythic they really got a certain feeling (Censor feeling ) which is indescribable!.

PROGRAMMER(S) (OR PROGRAMMING TEAM(S))
In the scene or professionally ??? Well hard to say a demo coder wasnĺt always a good coder so an easy answer to that would be then me my self and I or Censor Censor Censor! But also an unfair answer . (But who said that I am fair eh ).

CRACKER(S) (OR CRACKING GROUP(S))
An illegal question seem to need a forbidden answer heehehehehe BITTE GUESS!

COMPOSER(S)
Well that was an easy one Thomas Danko/Censor!

BEST COMPOSED TRACK(S)
Real music:
Ofcourse the God of CYBERPUNK "Skinny puppy" Any sound from them are equal to a perfection of blablablabla...

CPU track:
Testure "Skinny puppy" converted by Swallow/Censor in the demo of Spasmolythic 1993.

EVENT(S) (E.G. COPYPARTY)
To many cant remember all of them but I loved specially one of them when the C=64 had its highest time on itĺs carrier (I think) in 1989 Xmas party by Uppfront & Dominators in Randers was a extremely cool party where the LEGENDS where made hehehehe I bet many of them at least?.

Samso party in the summer of 1992 wasnĺt bad either Censor almost won everything there was to win (almost everything!)

MEMORY(S)
Faaar to many! NONE? Actually there is quite some memories to tell but that would take pages and pages to tell I rather write a book in the future about that (one day!).

DRINK ?
I guess you are not familiar whit the word too much by now ? or to many ?? Well lets say a simple straight cold pint of beer.

What are you doing nowadays ?
Developing games professionally.

What are you doing on your spare time?
Developing games unprofessionally !!!.

Is there anything you'd like to say to the public (read: admires)
Live your life before life lives on you!

What is the meaning of life?
Yes! Bla bla bla bla bla bla blllllllaaaaaa ů.zzzzzzZZzzz AAAHHH Eureka ! SLEEPING !!!!!!!