ANTIC Interview 240 -Douglas Crockford: Galahad And The Holy Grail, Burgers!

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Douglas Crockford: Galahad And The Holy Grail, Burgers!

Douglas Crockford worked in Atari’s Game Research Group under Chris Crawford. There he created a variety of demos — including Ballsong and Crockford’s Trench — and games. He created Galahad And The Holy Grail, which was published by Atari Program Exchange in summer 1982; and Burgers!, which was published by APX in winter 1983. After Atari, he worked at LucasFilm where he worked on Atari games including Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.

This interview took place on July 16, 2016.

Teaser quotes:

“For most of what we wanted to accomplish it was not possible to do things correctly. So it was all about cheating.”

“If they hired an executive and he wasn’t working out, it was too much trouble to fire him, so they would assign him to special projects.”

Crockford’s web site: http://crockford.com

Galahad And The Holy Grail in the summer 1982 APX catalog

Burgers! in the winter 1983 APX catalog

Crockford’s games at AtariMania

Wikipedia on Crockford: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Crockford


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