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RVG Interviews David Crane
« on: September 12, 2012, 18:25:28 PM »
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Well here it is our Interview with David Crane of Pitfall fame and many other titles.

David was a huge part of the early beginnings of Activision and remains in the game industry even now with his recent Kickstarter Project.

I would like to personally thank David for agreeing to this interview and talking timeout to take part.

Thanks and enjoy.


TrekMD

Tell us how you came up with the idea for Pitfall?

DavidTrekMD

Were you surprised at the success of Pitfall when it was first launched?

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Which one of the many versions of Pitfall would you consider your personal favorite?

DavidTrekMD

Will you look for other ways to fund your Jungle Adventure project should the Kickstarter campaign not work?

David

Without Kickstarter funding the team I put together to design Jungle Adventure will be scattered to the winds, going off to lend their professional talents to other projects. Like them I will move on to making another game.

onthinice

Tell us about A Boy and His Blob for the NES and the idea behind the use of jellybeans?

Davidonthinice

Kart sytle racing games are popular. Have you ever thought of releasing a David Crane's Kart Racing game and using characters from your games?

David

That idea has never occurred to me.

The Laird

What was it like in the early days at Atari, do you have any funny memories?

DavidThe Laird

How exciting was it forming Activision and becoming the first ever 3rd party publishers?

DavidThe Laird

Were you involved with any of the other Pitfall games after the second one?

David

No, none of them.

zapiy

What was the greatest moment in your working life?

Davidzapiy

What part of designing a game do you prefer, the design or programming?

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Did you ever consider doing a third Pitfall game? Did you have any ideas for such a project?

David108 Stars

Given time and demand was there, could you imagine doing a game for the Atari 2600 again?

David108 Stars

Ghostbusters on C64 was ingenious. Did you ever play the Atari-2600-version and if so, were you surprised how well this complex game translated to the limited hardware?

David108 Stars

Are you aware of the popularity the Atari 2600 still has today? What do you think of the homebrew scene creating new games for it every year?

David
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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 18:34:01 PM »
Simply brilliant work guys....I wanted this to go on and on..... :)

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 18:54:01 PM »
Fantastic interview, really great read!!!

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 21:41:02 PM »
Simply awesome!

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 00:48:07 AM »
Excellent!!

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 14:48:21 PM »
Thanks zapiy!!! David Crane is a class act!!! I just hope some day I can play as the Chicken from Freeway in David Crane's Kart Racing.

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 15:18:44 PM »
NOW..what other forum or website gives it's members questions to present to some of the biggest Gaming celebs in the video game industry both Present and Past?

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 01:25:41 AM »
To celebrate this interview and the 30th birthday of Pitfall! I just put the legendary Pitfall II music on the retro player, enjoy!

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 02:19:10 AM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
To celebrate this interview and the 30th birthday of Pitfall! I just put the legendary Pitfall II music on the retro player, enjoy!

Damn, now I can listen to this tune without having to play the game!   :D

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 23:45:25 PM »
Great stuff, it's awesome that a man like David Crane could be interviewed here, with our own questions.

He's such an amazing talent, creating not one but two of the most famous and timeless games on the 2600 when so many of its other games has not aged well at all.
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Re: RVG Interviews David Crane
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 23:53:28 PM »
Quote from: "108 Stars"
Great stuff, it's awesome that a man like David Crane could be interviewed here, with our own questions.

He's such an amazing talent, creating not one but two of the most famous and timeless games on the 2600 when so many of its other games has not aged well at all.

It's wonderful that he spoke to us and he has to be the most famous person we have interviewed. Hopefully we will have many more like this one to come!