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Eugene Jarvis is a game designer and programmer, known for producing pinball machines for Atari and video gamesfor Williams Electronics. Most notable amongst his works are the seminal arcade video games Defender and Robotron: 2084 in the early 1980s, and the Cruis’n series of driving games for Midway Games in the 1990s. He co-founded Vid Kidz in the early 1980s and currently leads his own development studio, Raw Thrills Inc. In 2008 Eugene Jarvis was named the first Game Designer in Residence by DePaul University‘s Game Development program.

Eugene was presented AIAS 2014 Pioneer Award at D.I.C.E. last year. I was fortunate to get some time to meet and photograph him.