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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Jan 20, 2017

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: http://www.filfre.net/2012/09/the-magnificent-penguin/

Wikipedia on Penguin Software: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Software

Mark's web site: http://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/

Graphics Magician at AtariMania 

Penguin Software games at AtariMania 

Wikipedia on Mark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Pelczarski

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Rory McMahon
six and a half months ago

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