When Dan Gorlin started writing Choplifter! in his spare time, he had no idea just what he was on to. He wasn't even a big gamer, and he scoffed at notions of high scores and digital control. But his first slice of gaming, while incomplete by today's standards, has been a tremendously fertile ground for those that followed. Many developers have since tried their hands at completing what he started with varying degrees of success. That simple formula is just as potent today as it was back then.