Friday, February 01, 2008

Who is this guy?

Can you see this guy as a video game inventer?

Maybe an accountant but not video games.

25 years ago, Warren Davis created Q-BERT. He created this early 80s game from an inspiration by a programmer who etched cubes on a screen. Davis describes his brainchild:

"When I looked at it, it occurred to me you could sculpt a pyramid out of it such that if a ball fell onto the top, it would have two choices of which way to bounce, so with one random byte I could create a path for a falling ball"

...and so Q-Bert was born.