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Richard Levine's Blog

 

Richard S. Levine has been a mathematics teacher, video games designer and developer, and senior software engineer.  He is perhaps best known in the video games world for his classic video game, "Microsurgeon."  Now he write science fiction too.  For more on his publishings and accomplishments, see http://www.rickslevine.com.

 

Richard Levine's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/27/2015 - 04:00]

Hi Chris...I 'm about the ...

Hi Chris...I 'm about the same age as you and I entered the video games industry in the late 1970 's PBA Bowling 1980 Mattel and Microsurgeon 1982 Imagic . I think it 's great that you are working on things that inspire you, not willing to settle for the ...

Comment In: [News - 05/18/2015 - 04:07]

I designed and developed Microsurgeon ...

I designed and developed Microsurgeon Imagic 1982 - one of the first video games related to health and Truckin Imagic 1983 - one of the first video games to incorporate logistics . These were mostly entertainment console games, but I did try to incorporate a little bit of learning into ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2014 - 07:40]

Very cool. I started making ...

Very cool. I started making games in the late 70 's at Mattel Electronics. I purchased and read The Cognitive Structure of Emotions back in 1988 when it came out. It 's an excellent book. I had thought about making a game incorporating the concepts, but at the time I ...

Comment In: [News - 02/11/2014 - 01:39]

I developed programmer and authoring ...

I developed programmer and authoring tools for It Came From the Desert , the Cinemaware classic video game based on giant ants. Ken Melville, along with Dave Riordan, wrote the wonderful B -scifi script. I also had the pleasure to work with Ken at Digital Pictures in the 90 's. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/23/2013 - 02:09]

This is a good article. ...

This is a good article. Unfortunately it doesn 't discuss the hardest issues surrounding keeping top-tier talent: royalties, stock options, and profit sharing.

Comment In: [News - 09/30/2013 - 07:36]

It all depends on how ...

It all depends on how you implement the penalties. Chess is a good example. If you take the time and effort to slay your opponent 's bishop with your knight just for the sport of it -- in other words, deviating from your plan to win the game -- it ...