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Oct 29, 2015

Bill Hogue, Miner 2049er

Bill Hogue was founder of Big Five Software. He was programmer of the hit 1982 game Miner 2049er, and its sequel Bounty Bob Strikes Back!.

This interview took place on August 31, 2015.

Teaser quotes:

“I tried to cram as much color in there as I possibly could, because it was all fresh and new to me.”

“I’d forgotten how all the bank selecting and anti-piracy stuff worked that I put into it. . . so I had to spend hours, if not days, breaking my own code.”


AtariMania’s list of Bill’s games

Interview with Bill at

Electronic Games Magazine 1983 interview with Bill

Creative Computing's review of 2049er