Welcome to the Egghead homepage
My name is Jonathan Cauldwell and back in the late 1980s I began writing games for the ZX Spectrum computer. Several were published, the most famous of which were probably Egghead and Egghead to the Rescue, which appeared on Crash powertapes in 1990. The ZX Spectrum died as a mainstream games machine in 1993 but if you owned one of these machines in the years leading up to that time, the chances are that you've played at least one of my early games. I can only apologise for that and hope that the experience didn't scar you for life...
I have now left the ZX Spectrum scene but until recently was still producing games for the machine, churning out titles over a period of three decades to become the most prolific Spectrum developer of all time with over fifty titles.
On this site you'll be able to find out more about the games I wrote back in the day, what I worked on after that, as well as maybe learning how to create your own games for the machine that kick-started the British games industry. You can find some of my games on here as free emulator downloads. Physical cassette copies are available over at Cronosoft and if you want to play some of them on your mobile you can check out Jonathan Needle's Spectaculator page.
Although I'm no longer involved with the scene I am still supporting Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer and to a lesser extent Arcade Game Designer. For those who are unaware, MPAGD is a powerful Windows tool that enables the user to easily create new games for a variety of 8-bit computers including the ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC and BBC. No previous programming experience is necessary, it is simple to pick up and an excellent way for you or your children to learn to code.
Note that I do not have an account on Twitter.
Egghead and AGD T-shirts are available here.
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MPAGD Tutorial videos: