When you compare games from today with the ones you played as a kid you can’t help but feel as though things have come a long way. While that’s true in many respects (things certainly have got prettier) – it’s not always the case. Check out this video from 1984 – almost 30 years ago:

If you listen to what these (now quite legendary) industry folk talk about you should be able to get over the fact it was recorded before you were born and understand that these objectives and values are still relevant today. Personally, I’ve always loved Trip Hawkins’ EA philosophy of ‘simple, hot and deep’ [14:30] – not only does it seem to make the show’s host visibly uncomfortable, it’s something that would definitely work as a philosophy for any aspiring iPhone developer.