multi-talented Howard Scott Warshaw is probably best known for his
exploits in the early days of the video game industry, but he went
on to excel in professional photography and videography,
industrial robotics, and teaching. He has authored two documentaries
featured on PBS, written a few books, and will surprise
us any day now by falling into some new success.
While he produced the highly successful Yar's Revenge (Atari's
biggest selling original game) and Raiders of the Lost
he's immortalized in the annals of videogame history as the guy
who made E.T., a game so
disappointing that it's been credited
as the impetus for the great videogame crash and the near-death
of the industry in the mid-'80s.
|Photo by Dave Staugas
I'm Howard Scott Warshaw. I made several games for ATARI
including Yars Revenge and E.T. That's
me in the picture handing a personalized copy of my second
game, Raiders of the Lost Ark to
Steven Spielberg in one of the greatest moments of my life.
Many of my great
moments can be traced back to the ATARI days.
Atari was an AMAZING place to be, and no one has ever told
the story. So I became a video producer to tell this story.
Everyone interviewed in this tape worked at Atari during
the late 70's and early 80's, the BIG times at Atari. You
will hear everything that really happened in the words of
the people who made it happen.