Complexly beautiful labyrinths

By , February 1, 2011 16:29
Sadegh (Iran), 05.01.2011:

«Hey man
I dont know if this email is ever gonna reach you, but hell, its worth a try…

When I was a high school kid, there was only one thing that amused me in the whole world, a computer! and at that time, there was one masterpiece that always took my breath away, Supaplex! I remember that I always wanted to see who has thought of such complexly beautiful ideas, these labyrinths, who is the mind behind all this beauty. And now, I found you on the internet, Michael Stopp, A name I used to repeat at least once a day at that time…

I hope you are fine, and I hope you see this, to know that your simple school hobby actually has formed the minds and history of many. I hope that I can talk to you one day, cause that would be more like a dream. So please, let me know if you are reading this email. It means alot to me.»

The ultra “thought” level

By , February 1, 2011 16:26
Ivan (Serbia), 11.04.2008:

«You can’t imagine how many hours my friend and I have spent playing the Supap, and even worse > how many hours and days we spent making some level editors, editing game properties, etc. 🙂 At the end, hours and hours spent creating the ultra “thought” levels for that time (we had <15 years of age in that period). 🙂 That's why I'm especially glad that after 15+ years I'm communicating with person who made such a briliant and addictive game!! :)»

Sorry, I’m stuck

By , February 1, 2011 16:23
Lina (Russia), 04.12.2008:

«When I was growing up in the former Soviet Union, I had the luck of owning a PC. It was a good old 286 box with MS-Dos and Norton commander. It had a few games here and there, one of which was your brainchild – Supaplex.
Oh, it kept me glued to the screen for hours! I could not stop “eating the ribbons” (that’s what I used to call Infotrons when I was twelve, haha). One time I even feigned getting stuck in an elevator so that I could skip school (with a note from the maintenance man who verified that I indeed was stuck) and continue playing the game at home.

Years later, when I tried to re-download all of my favorite DOS games, I could not find Supaplex because I could not remember the name. So, I wrote on a Russian forum, asking if anyone knows of a game in which “a red ball goes around green screen eating sparkles and avoiding flying scissors and exploding floppies”. Et voila, someone almost immediately wrote back “You must be looking for Supaplex”.
And just as I did in my kid years, I returned to the Supaplex addiction. I haven’t played in a few years – university and all, but I’m ready to take on the “ribbon eating” challenge again.

Thanks a million times for creating such an amazing and never tiring piece of game art.»

From Sibiria with love

By , February 1, 2011 16:20
“GhostBear” (Russia), 05.02.2007:

«Hello!

I’m russian fan of Supaplex. I will not say many but i will say what i borned with your game! This was first game i saw in my life. This happend at father’s workplace in ~1993. Even now many of workers from his jobplace can remember this great game and was amazed when my father bringed windowns-based version of supaplex to office month ago! 1991 was post-soviet time and computer was very very rare in Russian, and nice games was rare too! Your game associated with my whole part of my life!

All our family says big Thanks to you and sends you big Hello from Sibiria! ;)»

Girl’s play

By , February 1, 2011 16:18
Hanny (Netherlands), 28.04.2007:

«Never thought I would get the opportunity one day to get in touch with you like this, when I was a little girl playing Supaplex…

Now, I’m 24 years old and I only use my computer for writing essays for my study, but… I’m still a big fan of your game, witch was in my life for a long time.»

Check out the big brain

By , February 1, 2011 16:16
Roberto (Italy?), 05.07.2006:

«hi, so you are the creator of supaplex! i grown with that game, i started playing whit it probably when i was 10, about in 1995 or even before! i always thought that it was a great game, because you really need to use your brain, and also a lot! i first completed it in 1998 when i was 13, skipping 3 levels (71 – head hunter -> TOO hard for being almost at half game. 97 – good job -> a little boring caching the infotrons at the beginning. 110 – i do not remember the name -> absolutely the hardest in the game, imho) and with the time of about 24 hours. i immediately started it again, and finished it in 5 hours and some minutes, completing this time ALL the levels! i was so proud of it, and now i still boast myself with my friends! all this thanks to you! thanks for creating such a wonderful game! […] now i am a student in informatic engineering and i started with my friends a supalex-like project, also if we still are at concepts, i am already happy and i want to thank you again! supaplex is the best! bye!
yours Roberto»

Nostalgia

By , February 1, 2011 16:10
Gerard (Netherlands), 06.02.2005:

«You must be getting tons of e-mail about this subject. I wanted to say is that I am only 22 and Supaplex is already nostalgic stuff for me. I’ve played it back in the nineties and recently I finished all the 111 levels again. Now I am making my own puzzles and I even read stories about other people’s experiences with the game.

I’ve read that back in 1991 you had the idea of making a sequel of the game. I was wondering why this never became reality and if there is a chance people still could have a go at the 20 new levels you created.

Well, there are a many more things I’d like to ask you (did you make a lot of money with the game and what has become of your fellow-programmers), but you probably don’t have time to answer every question, so I hope you can find time to respond to the contents of this mail.

Thanks ( for making Supaplex a part of my life 😉 )»

Graduation vs. Supaplex

By , February 1, 2011 16:06
Robert (Estonia), 14.10.2004:

«Firstly, let me thank you for an admirable SUPAPLEX 🙂 I have to admit that I had to stop at ~80 level at my University time because it started to have bad influence on my studies and later it was hard to find a suitable computer for the game.»

Decently puzzled

By , February 1, 2011 16:03
Pieter (Netherlands), 18.12.2001:

«If my web search did well then you are the authors of what is now the great classic game Supaplex. I just wanted to tell you that you did a great job. I’ve been a boulder dash fan for a long time, and a while ago I’ve searched the web for any and all clones I could find; Supaplex is the only one that offers decent puzzles in addition to the arcade action.»

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