I’ve been looking up a lot of the classic games that started the electronic gaming industry to play on the “Fun Box” (my MAME cabinet) and I found this great site that has a book of interviews with a lot of the designers of the originals.
A few must reads are
- Eugene Jarvis – Defender and Robotron
- Jeff Minter – Gridrunner, Lammatron
- Archer Maclean – Dropzone, International Karate
Some of these games from the early 80s really stand the test of time well and their variety inspires me, makes the modern games seem boring and all the same by comparison.
Anyhow have a read through some of the interviews, the guys seem really cool and most seem to have stumbled into success by doing what they enjoy… imagine that!