1975 Engineering Standards. This document covers the basic testing a game must pass, before it's shipped.
March of 1975 Project Review document. This covers Anitaricraft, Cocktail tables, Hiway and Pin Pong II.
This page contains memos from the early days of Atari. Lots of interesting information.
Missile Command proposal document. This is the original 3 page proposal for this classic Atari game.
Prototype collections reports. Here are a bunch of early 80's collections reports for protoype games.
Steve Jobs memo for World Cup. This is a memo from Steve Jobs, the famous CEO of Apple Computer. Before Steve ran a multi-billion dollar computer empire, he worked at Atari Games. This memo details some mods to a World Cup PCB. I'm not sure if this memo is from the time before he worked for Atari, or after? Does anyone have a picture of Steve during his time at Atari?
Star Wars memo from Lucas Films. This document contains some funny comments from Lucas Films on the game play proposal from Atari Games. There is a hand written note from Mike Hally at the top.
Linked Star Wars Memo: This document describes an idea for a sequel to Star Wars with the ability to link games together.
First Person Space Wars Proposal: This document was written by Jed Margolin. It's a game proposal for the game that became Star Wars.
First Person Space Wars Revised Proposal: The same document as above, but revised for submission to management.
Prototype Collection Report for 3/14/80 : This memo is a report on how well the test games did on location. A few game names are mentioned that might not have been heard before.
First Person Tank Mockup Drawing: This sketch is a mock up for First Person Tank, the game that became Battlezone.
Warp Speed Field Review Report: This is a document for March 1982 that talks about features of Warp Speed and how players felt about the game.
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Star Wars Game Costs Memo: How much did it cost to build each Star Wars Upright?
Battlezone Tank Sketch- Here is an orginal sketch drawing for one of the BZ tanks.
Tomcat Game Proposal: This is an early draft of the Tomcat vector game proposal.
Missile Command Cost Sheet: How much did it cost to build each Missile Command Upright?
Star Wars Game Play Ideas: Some of these ideas did not make the cut.
Top Ten IC Failures on Star Wars Boards: Just like the link says.
Star Wars NOVRAM Failure Memo- This decribes a problem with the Score and Settings ram for Star Wars.
Battlezone Costs Memo: What did it cost to build Batlezone uprights?
Asteroids Cost Memo - Price of Building the uprights.
Tomcat Memo : Memo to management with info on the Tomcat project.
Star Wars Service Note- This is a Field Service memo dated 7/83
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MAP: This is a map of all the Atari Buildings in Sunnyvale California. At one time Atari seemed to own the entire block.
Project Number List - this is a list of projects. The date is 11/80.
Project Number List - this is a list of projects. The date is 2/81
Project Number List - this is a list of projects. The date is 6/81
First Person Tank Idea Proposal: This is an early idea document for Battlezone.
Project Priorities: This document lists the priorities for a bunch of 1980 projects.