Apr 24, 2016
John Palevich: Dandy and Deep Blue C Compiler
John Palevich wrote several programs which were published by Atari Program Exchange: the Chameleon CRT Terminal Emulator; Mantis Boot Tape Development System; Deep Blue C Compiler and its source code on a product called Deep Blue Secrets; and Dandy, a graphical dungeon crawl game that is famously the inspiration for the arcade classic, Gauntlet.
He later worked in the advanced projects division at Atari, working on Atari's unfinished Eva computer project, as well as the unfinished AMY music chip and RAINBOW graphics chip.
In this interview we discuss Joel Gluck, whose interview is forthcoming.
This interview took place on November 20, 2015.
"It was a situation where whether you made a good business decision or a bad business decision, more money came in the next quarter."
"Any time a dignitary, any time a rock star came by to tour Atari, they would come and try out the AMY chip."