"The [Atari] company started with $250, not because I wanted it that way... [Investors] confused the frivolity of the activitiy with the frivolity of a business. They said, 'How can you make money on fun?'"Finishing our GDC Vault retro week, we're going way back, this time to when GDC was called the Computer Game Developers Conference in 1997. In this panel of game design legends, Nolan Bushnell (quoted, Atari founder), Chris Roberts (Wing Commander, Star Citizen), and John Romero (Doom, Quake) share fascinating origin stories and field questions from Computer Gaming World magazine's Johnny Wilson. The free video, 'Legends of Game Design,' is now available to watch here on the GDC Vault.
Video: Learn more about the legends of game design from GDC 1997
Industry legends Nolan Bushnell, Chris Roberts, and John Romero share stories about Atari, Wing Commander, id Software, and more in a panel from the 1997 Computer Game Developers Conference.