I have found out that you can’t simultaneously resign from your old company, start a new company, move that company into new offices, remodel a house, start a farm, move into a new house, repair and sell the old house, work on three game concepts, teach game design classes, and blog. Something had to go, and it was blogging. I hope to get back to it now, but before I start I found a bunch of funny and inspirational pieces of history as I was putting my home office back together.
You think you spend a lot of money on software and equipment? This Texas Instruments calculator cost me over $400 in 1976. Applying inflation to that price, brings it to about $2,400 – $2,800 in today’s dollars. Just look at what you can get for that much money today!
Above is an excerpt from a 1989 journal. This is right after Dynamix shipped A-10 Tankkiller and David Wolf: Secret Agent as affiliated label products for Activision. These were the first titles that we owned the IP. We also had Rise of the Dragon and Red Baron in development. We were really starting to hit our stride, and that is why Sierra acquired us.
-Jeff Tunnell, Game Maker
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