Ed Fries: Romox Ant Eater, Princess and Frog, Sea
Ed Fries programmed three games for the Atari 8-bit computers,
which were published on cartridge by Romox: Sea Chase, Ant Eater,
and Princess and Frog. His forth game for Romox, Nitro, was
unfinished because the company went out of business before Ed was
done coding it.
Years later, Ed became vice president of game publishing at
Microsoft where he oversaw the creation of the Xbox. In 2010, Ed
released Halo 2600, a demake of the Halo video for the Atari 2600.
In 2013, he coded an Atari 2600 version of Rally X.
This interview took place on March 11, 2021.
After the interview, Ed sent me the assembly language source code
to five games, which he graciously released as open source. You'll
find the code for Sea Chase, Ant Eater, Princess and Frog, the
unreleased/finished game Nitro, and a chess game, at GitHub.