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Game Venetian Blinds Demo (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Venetian Blinds Demo (Atari 2600 - a2600)

As the name implies demo blinds is not a game, and the demo that simulates a pair of shutters! The joystick can be used to raise and lower the pressing roller shutter upward or downward. When the curtains rise nicely done sunset visible from the window. 

History blinds demo is pretty interesting. As most people know that Activision was founded by several former members of the "Atari", who left due to Atari's policy on the recognition of the programmer (or lack thereof). One of these officers was Bob Uaythed, creator of the "venetian blind" technique that was first used in the Atari chess videos to display eight objects in a row instead of the usual six. Although Activision never used the Venetian blinds technique in any of their games, it did not stop with Atari threatened to sue Activision for "stealing" technique, along with various other service information. 

Since Activision knew that they did not steal from the Atari, they decided to play on the Atari. According to David Crane when Atari lawyers questioned them about the "stolen" equipment Venetian blinds David showed them this demo and said, "this is what you have in mind?". Apparently Atari was not giggly mood, and they went with the suit. At the end of Atari lost the case and Activision became the most successful of 2600 third-party companies. 

While Activision has never made a game out of this demo is not really waste. Sunset was later used as background copter.