Oct 2, 2016
Bob Smith: Video Pinball; Imagic co-founder; Sleazy Adventure
Bob Smith worked at Atari, where he created Video Pinball for the Atari 2600. He also wrote two programs for the Atari 8-bit which were sold by Atari Program Exchange: Sound Editor and Sleazy Adventure, which both appeared in the inaugural APX catalog, fall 1981. He left Atari to co-found the game developer Imagic, where he programmed Riddle of the Sphinx, Dragonfire, Moonsweeper, and other games. Then he went on to work on games at Bally, Electronic Arts, and Accolade.
This interview took place on June 24, 2016.
Teaser quote: "I have two kids, no degree. I walked in to Atari and said, "I've written a game and sold it. ... Wanna hire me?' And Dennis Koble did."
Sleazy Adventure in the fall 1981 APX catalog
Sound Editor in the fall 1981 APX catalog
Gaming After 40 blog Plays Sleazy Adventure
National Videogame Museum: http://www.nvmusa.org
over six years ago
Great interview. Bob's a great guy and unassuming guy. I've been lucky to spend many hours in his company.