Bill Adams

After studying computer science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bill Adams would go on to develop some of the most influential games during the “Golden Age” of the arcade. As an employee of Bally/Midway, Mr. Adams held the positions of programmer, designer, manager, and director on a number of notable games. Highlights during his time at Bally/Midway include working on Kickman, Satan’s Hollow, Spy Hunter, and as the designer for the now legendary Tron.

Mr. Adams also was director for Mylstar(Gottlieb) and created the game Curve Ball in 1984. The last arcade game he programmed was Triple Play in 1989 for Williams Electronics. During his career in the arcade industry Mr. Adams worked with notable designers such as John Newcomer, Brian Colin, and George Gomez.

Mr. Adams continued to write video games and animated tutors using speech recognition at IBM Corporate Research. He is currently a self employed contractor programming casino gambling games and resides in Wappingers Falls, New York.