Robotron: 2084 Announced As GDC Classic Game Postmortem

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 22, 2014 at 01:01 AM

This morning, it was revealed that a new Classic Game Postmortem panel featuring Robotron: 2084 would be part of Game Developer's Conference 2014.

The postmortem will be hosted by the game's original creator Eugene Jarvis. Jarvis' panel will cover the history and influence of Robotron: 2084, as well as his work on Smash TV and Cruis’n USA, and more recently, Target: Terror and The Fast and the Furious arcade games. Last month, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced that Jarvis would receive the Pioneer Award for his hand in creating Defender, its sequel Stargate, and Robotron: 2084.

Other games that have been featured in GDC's Classic Game Postmortems include Ron Gilbert's Maniac Mansion, Jordon Mechner's Prince of Persia, and Peter Molyneux's Populous.


Our Take
It's a big year for Eugene Jarvis. He certainly deserves the recognition, as Defender and Robotron inspired video game genres that we're still playing today.