Gameroom Junkies #71: Activision Co-Founder & ‘Pitfall!’ Creator David Crane

Gameroom Junkies Podcast #71 - Interview with 'Pitfall!' Designer David Crane
‘Pitfall!’ designer speaking in Atlanta at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. (Photo: Juan Jusino)

In this episode of the Gameroom Junkies podcast, we break down all the exciting events that took place during the most recent Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta, catch up on what’s new in our respective gamerooms, and even discuss a road trip to visit The Pyramid Scheme pinball bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To finish out the episode, we share an interview with the co-founder of Activision and legendary programmer, David Crane. Buckle up!

About David Crane

Legendary designer of such video games classics such as Pitfall!, Kaboom, Decathlon, Ghostbusters and many others, David Crane is one of the most successful designers of entertainment software in the world. After a successful stint as a programmer and game designer for Atari at the dawn of the 1980s, Crane moved on to co-found Activision, setting the course for a future of game designs that would come to define a generation.

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Preston is a writer and graphic designer. He lives outside Atlanta, GA with his awesome wife and two amazing daughters (6 and 10). The host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, he has an affinity for VHS tapes and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He has written for Paste and RETRO Magazines and is a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.