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Steve Golson (Consultant, Independent)
Date: Friday, March 19
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Format: Discussion Session
Vault Recording: TBD
This GDC 2016 talk will feature real-time interaction with the speaker through online chat messaging during its scheduled broadcast. Steve Golson, the experienced designer and engineer best known in the game industry for designing arcade game enhancement kits at General Computer of Cambridge, will be delivering a Classic Postmortem of his influential '80s arcade game Ms. Pac-Man at GDC 2016.
In his time at General Computer, Golson worked on a variety of notable projects, from the Super Missile Attack arcade enhancement kit to the Atari 7800 ProSystem's Maria graphics chip to Atari games like Food Fight.
His remarkable work as part of the team developing the Pac-Man arcade enhancement kit Crazy Otto drove Midway to license the game and release it as Ms. Pac-Man, which became one of the best-selling and most influential arcade games in U.S. history.
Golson currently runs his own integrated circuit consultancy, Trilobyte Systems, which he founded in 1986 after leaving General Computer.