David Lubar

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David Lubar
David Lubar at beach.jpg
Born March 16,[1] 1954 (age 59)
Morristown, New Jersey
Nationality American
Occupation Author
Known for Writing short stories and novels.

David Lubar (born March 16, 1954) is an author of numerous books for teens. He is also an electronic game programmer, who programmed Super Breakout for the Nintendo Game Boy, and Frogger for both the SNES and Game Boy. As a game designer, he designed the game Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for the Nintendo Game Boy Color. His mother was a school librarian. Lubar was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, and loves humor.


David Lubar was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. As a boy he frequented the school library where his mother worked, as well as the town library and county library. [2] He attended Rutgers University and received a degree in philosophy. After graduating, he tried to write full-time, but a low income forced him to pursue more lucrative options. David married his wife around this time in 1977. He began writing for Creative Computing in 1980.

In 1982, David was offered a job designing and programming video games in California. There he designed and translated video games for vthe Atari 2600, Apple II, and Atari 8-bit family[3] and later the Nintendo Entertainment System.

After realizing he still wanted to write, David returned to writing in 1994 while still working as a developer. By 1995 he had sold six books, and the company he worked for had gone out of business. During 1998 and 1999 David started programming for the Nintendo Gameboy while putting writing to the side, but he returned to writing shortly after. From 2000 to 2005 David wrote short stories for various collections such as Ribbiting Tales, Lost and Found, and Shattered.

Today David writes from his house. He has a daughter, Alison, who is a teacher.



  • Hidden Talents (1999)
  • Monster Road (1999)
  • Wizards of the Game (2003)
  • Flip (2003)
  • Dog Days (2004)
  • Dunk (2004)
  • Punished! (2005)
  • Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (2005)
  • True Talents (2007)
  • Toon Out (2007)
  • Hyde and Shriek (2013)
  • The Vanishing Vampire (2013)
  • The Unwilling Witch(2013)
  • The Wavering Werewolf (2014)
  • The Gloomy Ghost (2014)
  • The Bully Bug (2014)
  • Flip (2015)

Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series[edit]

  • My Rotten Life (2009)
  • Dead Guy Spy (2010)
  • Goop Soup (2010)
  • The Big Stink (2010)
  • Enter the Zombie (2011)

Short stories[edit]

  • In the Land of the Lawn Weenies (2003)
  • Invasion of the Road Weenies (2005)
  • The Curse of the Campfire Weenies (2007)
  • The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies (2009)
  • Attack of the Vampire Weenies (2011)
  • Beware the Ninja Weenies (2012)
  • Extremities (2013)
  • Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies (2014)
  • The Monsterpad (2009)

Video games[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Apple II[edit]

  • Bumper Blocks
  • Obstacle Course
  • Killing Zone

Atari 2600[edit]

  • Fantastic Voyage
  • River Raid II
  • Worm War I
  • Nexar
  • Flash Gordon
  • Space Master X-7
  • Bumper Bash
  • Home Alone

Atari 800[edit]

  • Pastfinder

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Further reading[edit]

David Lubar (Spring–Summer 2003). "Everything" (PDF). The Alan Review. pp. 19–21. 


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