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Ms. Pac-Man is the star of a Classic Game Postmortem at GDC 2016

Veteran designer and engineer Steve Golson will be delivering a Classic Postmortem of his influential ‘80s arcade game Ms. Pac-Man at GDC 2016 in March!

As the year winds to a close, Game Developers Conference 2016 officials are excited to announce that a game industry veteran is coming to the show next March to deliver his postmortem of a classic game with a remarkable story.

Steve Golson, the experienced designer and engineer best known in the game industry for designing arcade game enhancement kits at General Computer of Cambridge, will be delivering a Classic Postmortem of his influential ‘80s arcade game Ms. Pac-Man at GDC 2016!

In his time at General Computer, Golson worked on a variety of notable projects, from the Super Missile Attack arcade enhancement kit to the Atari 7800 ProSystem’s Maria graphics chip to Atari games like Food Fight.

His remarkable work as part of the team developing the Pac-Man arcade enhancement kit Crazy Otto drove Midway to license the game and release it as Ms. Pac-Man, which became one of the best-selling and most influential arcade games in U.S. history.

Golson currently runs his own integrated circuit consultancy, Trilobyte Systems, which he founded in 1986 after leaving General Computer.


Now he's coming to GDC in March to speak at length about his work on Ms. Pac-Man, the influences that inspired its design and the challenges faced during development.

This is an hour-long session, and while we're still working out the exact scheduling details (coming soon!) we figured you might appreciate the heads-up so you can keep this postmortem on your radar.

In the months ahead, conference officials look forward to announcing many more GDC 2016 sessions spanning a diverse array of game industry issues.

For now, don't miss the opportunity to save money by registering for the conference early -- the deadline to register for passes at a discounted rate is Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016.

GDC 2016 itself will take place March 14-18th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information on GDC 2016, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via FacebookTwitter, or RSS.

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