ANTIC Interview 429 - Jack Verson: Action Quest, Ghost Encounters, Journey to the Planets, Gyruss
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Jack Verson was the founder of JV Software, where he programmed and published several games for the Atari 8-bit computers: Action Quest, Ghost Encounters, and Journey to the Planets. Roklan Software repackaged Action Quest and Ghost Encounters into a single game, titled Castle Hassle. As part of On-Time Software, Jack programmed the Atari versions of Gyruss, James Bond 007, and perhaps other games, published by Parker Brothers. He ported the Atari 8-bit version of Joust to the Commodore 64. As Applied Systems Engineering, he programmed Time Tunnel for Commodore 64. This interview took place on December 2, 2021. AtariMania's list of Jack's software James Bond 007 Gyruss Journey to the Planets version differences and bugs Larry Kalpan thanks Jack in the manual for 2600 Activision Bridge Time Tunnel for Commodore 64 Jack's company, CDOAN  Mark Benioff review of Action Quest Popeye "V1" for Commodore discovered Verson quoted in Compute! "How the Pros Write Computer Games"

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