Sep 14, 2017
Patricia Mitchell, Thorn EMI
Patricia Mitchell started at Thorn EMI in 1981. She
worked in the home computer software division, evaluating software
that had been submitted by programmers.
Thorn EMI published many games for the Atari 8-bit computers,
including River Rescue, Carnival Massacre, Orc Attack, Kickback,
Submarine Commander, Computer War, and Jumbo Jet Pilot.
Later she worked at Virgin Games.
This interview took place on April 27, 2017.
In it, we talk a little about about Steve Green. Steve bought
Patricia's old Atari computer on eBay, which included
pre-production versions of five Thorn EMI games. Steve made ROM
dumps of those games and uploaded them to Internet
"One of the most embarrassing things for the management at the
time was they turned down a game that was submitted that was called
Elite ... It was the first 3-D graphics that were rendered in
Steve Green’s ROM dumps: