Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thing of Interest!: Centipede's Programmer

Centipede has been one of my favorite arcade games since I first encountered a cabinet in the Musée Mécanique in San Francisco in 2013. It's an addictively fun game and It blends easy playability with moderate difficulty. It's easily one of my better arcade scores, though I'm far from competitive. I came across this video on Facebook a few days ago and was happy to learn some of the background to how this game was created. It's so common to gloss over the contributions of women in all fields, so I am glad I have been informed about this amazing woman. Without we wouldn't have this arcade classic that remains incredibly fun. It's a short video, give it a watch, learn a little video game history.


Bug-Killingly yours,

-Peter