ANTIC Interview 82 – Cathryn Mataga, Shamus, Zeppelin, Mindwheel

Cathryn Mataga: Shamus, Zeppelin, Mindwheel

Cathryn Mataga wrote several games that were published by Synapse software: Shamus, Shamus Case II, and Zeppelin, then three electronic novels: Brimstone, Essex, and Mindwheel.

In this interview we discuss Ihor Wolosenko, whom I previously interviewed for this podcast.

This interview took place on May 17, 2015.

Teaser quotes:

“These games were pretty hard. It was quite a bit of work, actually, to make a game by yourself. And it was all assembly language. And I was doing all the art and all the stuff. They were pretty involved projects for me, personally.”

“There was a tragic bug in the music driver in all of the Synapse 8-bit titles … When they went to the new Atari XLs, when they upgraded the operating system, all these games crashed. And they all came back.”

Link:

Software at AtariMania

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