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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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Jul 26, 2015

Peter Liepa, Boulder Dash

 

Peter Liepa was co-creator and programmer of Boulder Dash and Boulder Dash 2 for the Atari computers. Boulder Dash was published by First Star Software in 1984 and is regarded as a seminal game for the Atari 8-bit machines.

 

This interview took place on June 16, 2015

 

Teaser quotes:

“I sat there playing these games and the idea of ‘I can do this’ or ‘I can build one of these’ welled up in my head.”

 

“All of the pleasure of this project was in developing the game. I got very little pleasure out of the business aspect of it.”

 

LINKS

Peter's web site

2005 interview with Peter

2011 interview with Peter

10-line BASIC Boulderdash clone