Atari’s Missile Command – A Journey to the Top with Tony Temple

Atari’s Missile Command – A Journey to the Top with Tony Temple

Sunday, 23rd June 2024, All day session (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Join us at Arcade Archive as we delve into the fascinating story of Missile Command with Guinness World Champion, Tony Temple.

Launched to critical acclaim in November 1980, Atari’s Missile Command made an enduring impact on the history of arcade video gaming. This classic game played on the fears of nuclear annihilation, captivating audiences worldwide during the height of the Cold War.

Tony will offer a retrospective on the game's creation, from the initial concept to the release of nearly 20,000 arcade cabinets. We will take a detailed journey through the 18-month development process, witnessing the dedication of Atari's industrial designers, engineers, artists, and programmers as they perfected game play and cabinet design.

We’ll explore previously unreleased pictures from Atari’s factory floor, design documents, prototype images and sketches. Learn how the Cold War influenced the game play, which ultimately would haunt its programmer, Dave Theurer. Tony will also share his own unique (and often bizarre) journey with Missile Command, from a humble café in Bristol during the early 80s, and eventually to the hallowed pages of The Guinness Book of World Records.

In addition to live gameplay demonstrations, commentary, and insider tips, Tony will be available to sign copies of his book, "Missile Commander", available to purchase during the day.

Event Highlights:
• Presentation and talk by Tony Temple
• Full access to the Cave and Arcade Archive
• Buffet lunch with vegetarian and vegan options
• An opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Tony’s book
• Live gameplay demonstrations, including tips and tricks
• Full day of retro gaming in our museums with fellow enthusiasts

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to learn everything about Missile Command from a preeminent expert. Secure your spot now for a day of nostalgia and gaming excitement!

Atari’s Missile Command – A Journey to the Top with Tony Temple

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Sunday, 23rd June 2024 11:00 AM

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