Steamroller Trivia (ColecoVision)
Steamroller won Classic Game of the Year award in the first annual Digital Press Classic Videogaming Achievement Awards.
In 1984, David Rolfe began work on Steamroller at Cheshire Engineering for Activision Inc., although he knew it would not be released as the industry was crashing. Still, he wanted to finish the game as he feared that the industry would be gone after the console production runs were shut down. Mr. Rolfe worked to make sure the game was his best, fearing it would be his last. On July 24, 1984, Mr. Rolfe turned in the game to Activision Inc. and that was that. Fifteen years went by with nothing happening with the game but Mr. Rolfe noted that there was still an interest for the older consoles. So he dusted off the old magnetic media Steamroller was stored on to see if the game was as good as he remembered. It was so Mr. Rolfe contacted Activision Inc. to see if they would allow him to release the game on cartridge as a collectible item. They said yes so the game was released for sale at the 2000 Classic Gaming Expo. Mr. Rolfe attended himself and showed the game on a ColecoVision. He also autographed some copies while he was there.