Bob Polin, Blue Max
Bob Polin was the programmer of Blue Max and Blue Max 2001 — both published by Synapse Software, and co-creator of Puzzle Panic with Ken Uston. He also wrote the game “Maxter Mind” which was published by Antic magazine.
This interview took place on February 15, 2016. In it, we discuss Ihor Wolosenko, whom I previously interviewed.
After we did this interview, Bob sent me the floppy disks containing the source code for Blue Max, which I was able to recover. There’s a link to the source code in the show notes.
“I literally — when I do a game it’s very, very intense where I day in and day out do it. I just burnt out, did nothing for a few years.”
Blue Max source code: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/249933-blue-max-source-code-for-you/
AtariMania’s list of Bob’s games: http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari-400-800-xl-xe-polin-bob_team_1070_8_G.html
Maxter Mind: http://www.atarimagazines.com/v2n7/MaxterMind.html
InfoWorld review of Blue Max: https://books.google.com/books?id=uy8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA71#v=onepage