Sunday, 14 February 2010

David Crane forms AppStar Games

Video gamers of a certain age will recall playing the likes of Pitfall!, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, Ghostbusters and Little Computer People (LCP) on home computers and video game consoles during the 1980s. These seminal titles were created by David Crane who was a founder of Activision.

Last week David Crane announced that he's formed AppStar Games with Garry Kitchen. Here's an extract from the press release:

“Garry and I have worked together on a number of successful ventures over the years, generating hundreds of millions of dollars for investors and stakeholders. We’re very excited about the dramatic shift that is occurring in the game industry with the advent of direct-to- consumer distribution of our titles. AppStar Games is committed to taking a leadership role in that transition by delivering the highest quality product in the marketplace”, said Crane, CTO of AppStar.

David Crane is a programming hero of mine, and I can't wait to see what AppStar Games has in store. How about Pifall!, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns and Little Computer People for iPhone, David?

While we wait for the first gaming titles to be released. Download Appstar Games' The Internal Magic of the Atari 2600 (iTunes link).