Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Special: The John Hill Interview

On the evening of January 12, 2015, a few hours after we had recorded Episode 132 of this show, we learned of the passing of John Hill the creator of the original Squad Leader. We knew John only through the interview he graciously granted us in early February 2010 -- four years and exactly 100 episodes ago. In his honor we here present that interview.

If the value of a man's life be weighed by what he leaves behind, then John certainly strained the scales. His achievements and qualities, listed by so many of his fans, family and friends across the internet, need not be repeated here. All we can add is . . . thank heaven he loved to play games.

John Hill  1944 - 2015

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  1. A sad day indeed. I had the pleasure of meeting John, back in the late 1980s. A true gentleman and a very talented game designer.
    In loving memory:

  2. He was essentially saying we shouldn't be playing ASL. Ironic no?