Classic Ads: Defender (1980) Defender was developed and released by Williams Electronics in 1980. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis’ first video game project, and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids.
Craft Room An old pinball machine and some antique wooden legs have come back to life as a sewing table. The red ladder-back chair and graphic-patterned rug give the space a modern twist on an old-fashioned style.