So I had a really cool visit to the local Bank of America yesterday. I was talking to a personal banker there and we finally got around to talking about the game industry and she said that her husband is the guy who founded Exidy!
Super cool. She was there with him every step of the way, too, from 1975 to 1994 when they finally shut ‘er down. I told her the mobile market is just sitting there ready to have their games licensed for platforms like BREW, Symbian and J2ME but her husband hasn’t done anything in this area.
There are many compilations of classic games emulated on newer hardware but Exidy’s games haven’t been seen outside of the arcade cabinet! This is a prime opportunity for some of you biz guys out there to score a classic game compilation – just contact me and i’ll get you in touch with her.
Any of you remember Venture? I loved it (in fact, I have a mention of it with my game Crazy Dunjun). The game Chiller was totally boycotted by arcade operators as being too bloody so most people never saw it – in classic game circles it’s very rare. Death Race, Mouse Trap, Targ, Cheyenne, Circus, etc. are all great, classic fun. Exidy even released a home computer called the Exidy Sorcerer.
UPDATE: A mobile publisher has struck a deal with Exidy! This blog actually has some use!