Dec 4, 2021
Jack Verson was the founder of JV Software, where he programmed
and published several games for the Atari 8-bit computers: Action
Quest, Ghost Encounters, and Journey to the Planets. Roklan
Software repackaged Action Quest and Ghost Encounters into a single
game, titled Castle Hassle.
As part of On-Time Software, Jack programmed the Atari versions of Gyruss, James Bond 007, and perhaps other games, published by Parker Brothers. He ported the Atari 8-bit version of Joust to the Commodore 64. As Applied Systems Engineering, he programmed Time Tunnel for Commodore 64.
This interview took place on December 2, 2021.
AtariMania's list of Jack's software
James Bond 007
Journey to the Planets version differences and bugs
Larry Kalpan thanks Jack in the manual for 2600 Activision Bridge
Time Tunnel for Commodore 64
Jack's company, CDOAN
Mark Benioff review of Action Quest
Popeye "V1" for Commodore discovered
Verson quoted in Compute! "How the Pros Write Computer Games"