The Gamechurch Podcast 93: Computer Game Pioneer Scott Adams and “Loving Everyone”

Computer game pioneer Scott Adams joins Drew to talk about his contributions to the early days of computer gaming and his journey toward Christ.

Written by Jonathan R. Clauson / Published on November 6, 2017

Computer game pioneer Scott Adams can rightfully be called one of the most important figures in the earliest days of computer gaming. One of the first, if not the first, commercial publishers of computer games, Scott worked on games like “Adventureland” for the TRS-80 which featured a Z80 processor and a cassette drive. From 1978 to 1984, Scott published some of the best selling and text and graphical adventure games. Scott also received the first Marvel comic license and produced games like “THE HULK” and “Spiderman”. However, the crash of the video game market in the mid 80’s saw his company, “Adventure International” close its doors.

Raised in North Miami Beach, FL, Scott was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and felt that Christians were “dangerous people” in his formative years. God was, to him, the all seeing father that you had to appease. It wasn’t until his mid 30’s amidst the closure of “Adventure International” that he heard the testimony of a messianic Jew who survived the Holocaust which led him to read the New Testament and eventually become a Christian.

Scott has since published a game called “The Inheritance” and given talks at the Christian Game Developers Conference, and will be launching an iOS/Android build of “The Inheritance” soon.

LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Scott Adams talk at CGDC 2016, “That Was Then and This Is Now” – YouTube

Clopas, LLC Facebook Page

Scott Adams Official Site

About the Author:

Jonathan Clauson started as an on-air producer and on-air talent for Clear Channel Radio. He graduated from Full Sail University and moved into marketing for EA Tiburon. He is currently the News Editor and Podcast producer for both GameChurch and Christ and Pop Culture.