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Chris Crawford on Game Design by Chris Crawford

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Corporate Politics

For about a year, I ran the Software Development Support Group at Atari; it was about eight people whose job it was to provide technical support to programmers, both inside and outside Atari, who were writing software for the Atari Home Computers. I traveled all over the country giving technical seminars to programmers, and my seminars were very popular. Atari International caught wind of these seminars and asked me to do one in London and another in Hamburg; these were also great successes, so they asked me to do it again in Hong Kong and Singapore. Once again they were pleased with my performance and asked me to do it again in Kuwait.

At this point, I decided that it was time to share the perks of the job. My subordinate ...

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