Sat, 9 April 2016
Alan Newman: Domination, Tutti Frutti, Hotel Alien
Alan Newman published several programs for the Atari 8-bit computers: Domination, a Hamurabi-style management game, was published by Atari Program Exchange. It first appeared in the Fall 1981 catalog, where it won first prize in the entertainment category. Next he created Tutti Frutti, an arcade-style game that was published by Adventure International. And Hotel Alien, a graphical adventure game published by Artworx. He also wrote Spy Vs. Spy — not the Mad Magazine game published by First Star Software; a word game that was to be published by PDI but didn't get wide release. Alan has sent me that program to archive, so it's now available online for the first time.
This interview took place on February 2, 2016.
"I wanted to move to California. I wanted to do this full time. But when I realized how much copying was out there, it became a bad idea."
Spy vs. Spy scans and downloads: https://archive.org/details/SpyVsSpyWordGameAtari
AtariMania's list of Alan's games: http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari-400-800-xl-xe-newman-alan-m_team_969_8_G.html