Halcyon Days (book)
Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Computer and Video Game Programmers is a digital book edited by James Hague and published in 1997. The book was originally formatted using HTML and sold via mail-order, shipped on a floppy disk by Dadgum Games for USD$20. In 2002 Halcyon Days was made freely available on the web. The book continued to be sold by Dr. Dobb's Journal, on a CD-ROM also containing Susan Lammers's Programmers at Work, until Dr. Dobb's shut down at the end of 2014.
Halcyon Days has since become a common reference for writings on game history, including Racing the Beam (MIT Press, 2009), Retrogame Archeology (Springer, 2016), and "The Pinball Wizard" (The Digital Antiquarian, 2013).
- Ed Averett  (Magnavox Odyssey²)
- Danielle Bunten Berry  (M.U.L.E., The Seven Cities of Gold)
- Stephen C. Biggs 
- Adam Billyard 
- Bill Budge  (Raster Blaster, Pinball Construction Set)
- Chris Crawford  (Wizard, Scram, Eastern Front, Legionnaire, Patton Versus Rommel)
- Steve DeFrisco 
- David Fox  (Rescue on Fractalus!)
- Jon Freeman & Anne Westfall 
- Gary Gilbertson 
- Marc Goodman  (The Bilestoad)
- Dan Gorlin  (Choplifter)
- Tom Griner 
- Steve Hales  (Fort Apocalypse)
- John Harris 
- Eugene Jarvis 
- David Lubar 
- Scott Ludwig 
- Archer MacLean 
- Jeff Minter 
- Brian Moriarty 
- Doug Neubauer  (Solaris, Star Raiders)
- Philip Price 
- Warren Robinett 
- Ed Rotberg  (Battlezone, Blasteroids, S.T.U.N. Runner)
- Warren Schwader  (Sammy Lightfoot)
- Paul Shirley  (Spindizzy)
- Tim Skelly 
- The full HTML Halcyon Days book
- Classic Gaming review
- Accidental Innovation, Part 2
- "Halcyon Days now online," Atari Age forums, 2002
- Erickson, Jonathan (August 1, 1998). "Lessons Learned". Dr. Dobb's Journal.
- "John Romero's .plan". Blue's News. February 1997.
- Alderman, John. "Fan Captures History of Games' Early Creators". Wired News (archive.org). Archived from the original on October 24, 2012.
- Bogost, Ian (March 31, 2009). Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. MIT Press. p. 160. ISBN 0-262-01257-X.
- Aycock, John (2016). Retrogame Archeology: Exploring Old Computer Games. Springer. p. 14. ISBN 978-3319300023.
- Maher, Jimmy (February 1, 2013). "The Pinball Wizard". The Digital Antiquarian.