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Bill Stealey, co-founder of MicroProse Software

Bill Stealey was co-founder of MicroProse Software, with Sid Meier. They started the company in 1982, and Stealey ran the company until it was sold to Spectrum Holobyte in 1993. MicroProse specialized in flight simulation and war games — the company's games for the Atari 8-bit computers include F-15 Strike Eagle, Hellcat Ace, Kennedy Approach, Silent Service, Solo Flight, Spitfire Ace, Chopper Rescue, Crusade in Europe, and Floyd of the Jungle.

This interview took place on January 3, 2017.

Teaser quote: "He learned a new technique so he made a flight simulator out of it. And Solo Flight beat out Fight Simulator that year at Handleman."

Video version of this interview:

Bill on Twitter:

Wikipedia On Bill:

Wikipedia on MicroProse:

MicroProse Software at AtariMania 

The Digital Antiquarian on MicroProse 

Direct download: Bill_Stealey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

  • Great episode Kevin, very entertaining.

    posted by: Scott on 2017-01-16 09:48:33

  • This was by far one of the more entertaining episodes. Probably one the most edited ones too!

    posted by: Paul Westphal on 2017-01-11 03:54:04

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