In Memoriam, Douglas E. Smith, 1960 - 2014

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of our friend and colleague, Douglas Smith, the creator of the iconic game, Lode Runner. Our hearts and prayers are with Doug's family during this difficult time. In Doug's honor, we call on the legions of Lode Runner fans everywhere to take a private moment to reflect on your own personal memories of Lode Runner. What a contribution Doug made to the video game industry.

Doug, from all of us at Tozai, and from all of your fans, may you rest in peace.

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Our partners at Microsoft have been hands-on with Lode Runner throughout the development process, and we thought we’d share a few of their thoughts.

"I worked with Doug Smith (creator of Lode Runner) for a while, and was able to play several versions of the game and learn some of the history from him. This one [the XBLA version] is my favorite--it is brutally difficult at times, but there are timely rewards AND I love how the maps flow from screen to screen."
Ted Woolsey
Director of 1st Party Publishing, Xbox LIVE Arcade

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What's in Store

New! Journey Expansion Pack
The Journey Expansion for Lode Runner adds 8 single player stages and 8 co-op stages! Both new adventures progress through simple to challenging levels and award an achievement upon completion.
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Timeline Highlight

1983
Lode Runner
This was one of the very first games to be released with a level editor... Read on...
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