GDC 2011 Panel: Pitfall Classic Postmortem With David Crane

Famed game designer David Crane talks about his design challenges creating Pitfall for the Atari 2600.

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9 comments
Orbitz89
Orbitz89

This is fascinating, truly. No sarcasm intended.

nyran125
nyran125

i remember that commercial, crazy Jack Black lol. He was a star already

nyran125
nyran125

1000 hours x every little idea and neaunce he had. Every little thing he said, he kept saying, 1000 hours of this or 1000 hours of that = 1000's of hours to make that simple simple game.

SomeDays2
SomeDays2

pitfall!!! holy crap!! i loved that game ;0

RedFive3
RedFive3

Nice video, but you missed two of the best SW games! Shadows of the Empire and Republic Commando!

Pochikirimichi
Pochikirimichi

STAR WARS Republic Commando... come how come it didn't made it to the list?

ReadySebbyGo
ReadySebbyGo moderator

A lot of the speakers were extremely high energy, so I actually really enjoyed the pace of this presentation. Genuinely fascinating insight into game design.

ax23000
ax23000

I actually thought it was interesting. I agree he wasn't the best speaker...but there was a lot of really cool information and neat anecdotes in there.

mdboomer
mdboomer

Great designer poor speaker. What a freak'n snore!