Atari Video Game, "Dodge 'Em," 1978-1981

Summary

Dodge ‘Em is a bird’s eye view driving maze game designed and programmed by Carla Meninsky for Atari. She was one of only two female employees in Atari’s cartridge design division, along with Carol Shaw. Meninsky also worked on the games Star Raiders and Warlords. Today, she works as a lawyer specializing in electronic privacy and intellectual property law.

Dodge ‘Em is a bird’s eye view driving maze game designed and programmed by Carla Meninsky for Atari. She was one of only two female employees in Atari’s cartridge design division, along with Carol Shaw. Meninsky also worked on the games Star Raiders and Warlords. Today, she works as a lawyer specializing in electronic privacy and intellectual property law.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

1978-1981

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.20.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in  (Packaging)

Width: 5.5 in  (Packaging)

Length: .938 in  (Packaging)

Inscriptions

on front of game cartridge: game program / DODGE 'EM / Use with Joystick Controllers / ATARI CX2637 / Label, Program & Audio visual (c)1978 ATARI, INC. on top of game cartridge: DODGE 'EM on front of packaging: DODGE 'EM / VIDEO COMPUTER SYSTEM / GAME PROGRAM / 3 VIDEO GAMES / DODGE 'EM / ONE PLAYER TWO PLAYERS / ATARI / A Warner Communications Company / CX2637 on sides of packaging: DODGE 'EM / ATARI / CX2637 on back of packaging: ATARI / VIDEO COMPUTER SYSTEM / GAME PROGRAM / 1 3 DODGE 'EM / ONE PLAYER TWO PLAYER / Use your Joystick Controllers with this Game Program [...]

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