I am grizzled Game Designer Mark Turmell, and I’m here to tell you why I still use the coin-op NBA JAM techniques in the mobile Wizard of Oz: Magic Match game I make today. From my days making Apple 2, Atari VCS, Coin-op, and console, through toda...
Thanks for all the questions! I had a great time. See you down the road!
I’ve had an amazing and crazy career in gaming! Sneakers on the Apple 2 was my first game, then I went to work for Activision making Atari VCS games, moved on to Hasbro/Isix to make interactive movie games, shifted to Midway Games for 20 years leading hits like Smash TV, NBA JAM, WWF Wrestlemania, NFL Blitz, NBA Ballers, then joined EA as Sr Creative Dir for EA Sports, and finally as Sr Creative Director at Zynga brought fun and the “On Fire” mode to Bubble Safari. Today I’m still applying the old coin-op lessons to our mobile Wizard of Oz: Magic Match game - learning more and working just as hard every single day to bring fun and smiles to game players. Boomshakalaka! Best. Job. Ever.