Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
S4:E5 Discovering the Atari 400, Star Raiders, Caverns Of Mars, Miner 2049er
The Atari 400 was a games machine masked as an entry-level computer computer. When it was released in 1979, it could play Atari’s killer-app “Star Raiders” just as well as it’s more serious, older brother the Atari 800. At the same time, the Atari 400 acted as a gateway for many kids to the world of programming. In this episode we explore how we were first introduced to the Atari 400, the first few amazing games we played on it, and how it sparked dreams of being a computer programmer. The story in this episode was written and produced by Steve Fulton with music from Tony Longworth.
Gamasutra “Atari 1971-1977” :Gamasutra - The History of Atari: 1971-1977
Gamasutra “Atari 1978-1981” :Gamasutra - Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981
Written,edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton
Branding by Daryl Litts
The song “Everything Changes But It All Stays The Same” by Tony Longworth used by permission.
Brought to you by Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton of Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari