pf.jpg Over at sister site Gamasutra, they've posted a 'Playing Catch-Up' interview with David Crane, the creator of Pitfall! and a host of other classic titles.

Crane nowadays works at advergaming/casual gaming developer Skyworks, which he co-founded, but in his comments about the early days in the industry, he reflects some of the difficult business issues still mirrored today, commenting: "Activision became the giant of the early eighties by recognizing that a game is a creative product and requires a creative environment. ['80s Activision CEO] Bruce Davis’ biggest mistake was treating video games as commodities, rather than creative products."