Thu, 9 June 2016
Rob Zdybel, Star Trek, Missile Command, Bug Hunt
Rob Zdybel was a long-time employee at Atari, having worked there from 1979 to 1996, when the Tramiels left. Rob has a long line of credits including Pigs in Space, Real Sports Football, Stellar Track and Star Trek for the Atari 400/800, SOS for the Atari 2600, Missile Command for the Atari 5200, and Bug Hunt for the Atari XE. He also designed the system BIOS for the Atari 5200.
Rob mentions the SYLVIA game system in the interview, although he couldn’t remember the name of the system at the time. It was the machine that was supposed to come between the 2600 and the 5200 and which Doug Neubauer worked on.
Niles Strohl and Doug Neubauer are both mentioned in the interview, both of which I’m working to get interviews.
Please note that this interview does have some profanity.
This interview took place on January 17, 2016.
PRGE 2013 - Bob Smith, Rob Zdybel, Joe Decuir - Portland Retro Gaming Expo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmqzybUe9m4
“Once Upon Atari” - http://www.onceuponatari.com/