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HALCYON DAYS

Contents

Preliminaries

How this book is organized

INTRODUCTION by John Romero

Acknowledgements

The Interviews

The interviewees are listed alphabetically, but there's no reason to read them in that order. If the list is overwhelming, here are some suggestions about where to start.

Ed Averett — almost all Odyssey 2 games

Danielle Berry — Cytron Masters, M.U.L.E, Seven Cities of Gold

Stephen C. Biggs — Slamball

Adam Billyard — ElektraGlide, Henri

Bill Budge — Pinball Construction Set, Raster Blaster, Space Album

Chris Crawford — Eastern Front (1941), SCRAM, Balance of Power

Steve DeFrisco — Tropical Trouble, Secret Quest, Atari 2600 Klax

David Fox — Rescue on Fractalus!

Jon Freeman & Anne Westfall — Archon, Archon II, Murder on the Zinderneuf

Marc Goodman — The Bilestoad

Dan Gorlin — Choplifter, Airheart

Tom Griner — many VIC-20 games, including Astroblitz

Steve Hales — Suicide Mission, Slime, Fort Apocalypse, Dimension X

John Harris — Jawbreaker, Mousekattack, Atari 800 Frogger

Eugene Jarvis — Defender, Robotron: 2084

David Lubar — Fantastic Voyage, Flash Gordon, Pastfinder

Scott Ludwig — Quarxon, Catterpiggle

Archer MacLean — Dropzone, International Karate

Jeff Minter — Gridrunner, Revenge of the Mutant Camels

Brian Moriarty — Wishbringer, Trinity

Doug Neubauer — Star Raiders, Solaris

Philip Price and Gary Gilbertson — The Tail of Beta Lyrae, Alternate Reality

Warren Robinett — Adventure

Ed Rotberg — Battlezone, Blasteroids, S.T.U.N. Runner

Warren Schwader — Thrilogy, Threshold, Sammy Lightfoot

Paul Shirley — Spindizzy

Tim Skelly — Rip-Off, Armor Attack, designer of Star Castle

Other Stuff

The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers (external link)

The Systems

About the author