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Mark Pelczarski, Penguin Software

Mark Pelczarski was the founder of Penguin Software — later renamed to Polarware. Penguin published many graphics programs and games for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and other platforms. The company's programs included Magic Paintbrush, Graphics Magician, Pie Man, Spy's Demise, The Spy Strikes Back, and Transylvania.

Mark was editor of Softside Magazine for a time, and an editor of the book The Creative Apple, published by Creative Computing. 

This interview took place on January 10, 2017.

Teaser quote: "It was not a competitive industry, really ... There wasn't too much as far as trade secrets. It was like, 'Hey, I figured out how to do this.' There was a lot of exchange of ideas and collaboration between the companies."

The Digital Antiquarian on Penguin Software:

Wikipedia on Penguin Software:

Mark's web site:

Graphics Magician at AtariMania 

Penguin Software games at AtariMania 

Wikipedia on Mark:

ANTIC interview with Doug Carlston

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

  • I worked for Mark at Penguin/Polarware in the 80s in game assembly. Awesome place to work!!

    posted by: Rory McMahon on 2017-01-30 15:15:11

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