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Author Topic: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....  (Read 286 times)
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« on: June 23, 2020, 04:39:28 PM »


Sorry....pretty late to discover this but last march (2020) Tim Skelly died.

https://twitter.com/SeamusBlackley/status/1234661993740525581

Tim designed the bulk of Cinematronics/Vectorbeam games and Reactor, Insector and Screwloose at Gottlieb.

I still love video game history so sad to learn of his death, he was definitely one of the pioneers ! He was also the first one to get his name on-screen on any arcade videogame (Reactor).

Quite interesting story he wrote here:

https://dadgum.com/giantlist/archive/cinematronics.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 09:38:26 AM »

interesting article
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 08:30:10 AM »

Well, our heros are getting into an age where it can happen each day  Sad

Thanks for sharing...I will read it later to a cup of coffee  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 09:45:39 PM »

Very true but he didn't really was that old.....IMHO....

I loved Reactor on the 2600..... I don't remember ever playing the arcade machine.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 07:45:55 AM »

According to Wikipedia he was born 1951...well, not an age you want to leave this place  Undecided

I just read that he wrote Rip Off  Space Ace ....one of my favourite coop games!! We have Take Off, a clone, but unfortunateley it doesn't work due to pcb damage   Cry
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