On-Time Software

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On-Time Software Inc. was started by four ex-Roklan employees — Paul Crowley, Joe Gaucher, Cameron Shaffer, and Jack Verson — after that company folded. It was incorporated in California on May 2, 1984. Shaffer and Verson worked in California, while Crowley and Gaucher worked in Chicago. On-Time Software split up at some point, but Shaffer continues to run the company today.

Research Methods: Online resources, interviews

2600

  • Gyruss (US/CA Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Joe Gaucher]
  • James Bond 007 (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Louis Marbel (producer, game concept); Joe Gaucher (programmer)] [1]
  • Mr. Do's Castle (US/CA Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Popeye (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Joe Gaucher]
According to the programmer, this was started at Roklan but finished at On-Time Software.

5200

  • Gyruss (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Jack Verson]
  • James Bond 007 (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Jack Verson]
  • Mr. Do's Castle (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)

Adam

  • Mathemagician's Quest (unreleased) (Coleco) [Paul Crowley]

Atari 8-bit

  • Gyruss (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Jack Verson]
The Atari 8-bit version was originally being developed by Roklan.
  • James Bond 007 (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Jack Verson]
  • Mr. Do's Castle (US/CA Publisher: Parker Brothers)

ColecoVision

  • Gyruss (US/CA Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Paul Crowley]
  • James Bond 007 (US Publisher: Parker Brothers) [Paul Crowley]
  • Mr. Do's Castle (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Up 'n Down (US Publisher: Sega) [Paul Crowley]

Commodore 64

  • Gyruss (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • James Bond 007 (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Mr. Do's Castle (US Publisher: Parker Brothers)
  • Popeye (unreleased version) (Parker Brothers) [Jack Verson] [2]
The released version was developed by Western Technologies.
  • Time Tunnel ("help") (US Publisher: Celery Software; UK Publisher: U.S. Gold)
Developer: Applied Systems Engineering

Links

  • Official website (Internet Archive Wayback Machine)
  • ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit Podcast interview with Jack Verson [3] [4]