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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


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Jul 9, 2016

Eric Freeman: Bootleg and Weakon

Eric Freeman published two programs through Atari Program Exchange: Bootleg and Weakon.

Bootleg first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog: the catalog called it "a search-for-booty maze game submitted from New Zealand," and it received a rare full-page description in that catalog. Weakon was only available in the final APX catalog, winter 1983. That game was later published by Antic software.

This interview took place on May 26, 2016 — for me — May 27 for Eric in New Zealand.

Teaser quote: "I actually took both of the games on an overseas holiday with me and knocked on the door at Atari. This would have been in March of 1983. And someone from the Atari Program Exchange came out to meet me."

Bootleg in the summer 1983 APX catalog

Weakon in the winter 1983 APX catalog

Eric's games at AtariMania

Wikipedia on W and Z bosons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_and_Z_bosons