Who are you?

Hi, I’m Jarrod. I originally started Killgruz.com as a way of honoring the many excellent Macintosh games that I grew up with. My family had a Macintosh SE back when they first came out, and for as long as I can remember I’ve still always had at least one vintage Mac setup for playing games on. In more recent years my love of retro computers has spread to include computer systems such as the Apple II, Commodore 64 and Amiga.

YouTube Channels:

I started my first¬†YouTube Channel in 2006 with the goal of showing off the retro Macintosh games that I grew up with. I hadn’t seen anything online about them and it was starting to seem as if they were being forgotten.

When I started my original channel I was only posting gameplay videos of Mac games. I eventually tried making a video where I narrated with a script, and had such a great time making it I decided to start a Macintosh game review series – it was called ‘Classic Mac Games’.

In 2010, I created a new YouTube channel Killgruz Videos. On Killgruz I posted both my Classic Mac Games series, as well as other retro gaming videos, some which have gotten popular.

In 2020, the Killgruz YouTube channel needed to narrow it’s scope, so the name on YouTube was shortened to ‘gruz’, and my computer videos moved to a separate channel called ‘insanely gruz!’.

Killgruz began as the channel name for my retro gaming videos, but is now Killgruz Productions – the name encompasses my YouTube channels and game development projects.

What does the name Killgruz mean?

The name Killgruz originally comes from my mid 1990’s IRC nickname thegriz. thegriz was eventually shortened to just ‘griz’, and after many, many typos it became gruz. (the ‘i’ and ‘u’ keys are right next to each other)

Thank you, and enjoy the videos!