Eugene Jarvis

Programmer, Video Game Designer

1955 –

70

Who is Eugene Jarvis?

Eugene Peyton Jarvis is a game designer and programmer, known for producing pinball machines for Atari and video games for Williams Electronics. Most notable amongst his works are the seminal arcade video games Defender and Robotron: 2084 in the early 1980s, and the Cruis'n series of driving games for Midway Games in the 1990s. He co-founded Vid Kidz in the early 1980s and currently leads his own development studio, Raw Thrills Inc. In 2008 Eugene Jarvis was named the first Game Designer in Residence by DePaul University's Game Development program.

Famous Quotes:

  • The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.

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Born
1955
Palo Alto
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
Employment
  • DePaul University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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