August 26, 2005

David Mullich Interview

by Nick Montfort · , 3:14 pm

Over at Tea Leaves Peter Berger has done a really nice interview with game designer David Mullich. While the preface to the interview and Mullich’s discussion of Heroes IV is interesting, a particular treat for me was the discussion of Mullich’s famous Apple II game, The Prisoner, in the second half of the interview, which covers how the game was programmed in Applesoft BASIC, how permission to refer to the The Prisoner TV series was “secured,” and how playtesting was done. (Spoiler warning – after the playtester question!)