440Re: [Tomy Tutor ] I thought i would be lonely forever...
- Mar 6, 2006
> > Dan Bunten wrote the game M.U.L.E. which some o' ye may remember.Yup. Do some programmers like unix so much they become eunuchs?
> Later to become Danielle (no, I'm not kidding).
Back in the 80s, Electronic Arts wanted to become a collection
of "electronic artists" -- promising to put the names of the designers,
artists, visionaries right on the boxes; in short, rock-star promotion.
Now, I if I think about it, I can name dozens of rock stars and groups,
but only a few software visionaries. Seems somewhere along the line,
the names stopped being put on the boxes. Here're the names of a few
game visionaries that I remember:
Dan Bunten (aka Dani Bunten Berry)
Richard Garriott (aka Lord British)
Okay, done. Pitifully short list! Yes, we remember the names of the
publishers much more easily. We remember that Epyx was the publisher
for Jumpman -- but do we remember the programmer? We remember
Broderbund for The Castles Of Dr. Creep... but can't remember who
actually wrote the game.
Funny how that works. In the literary world, you know Stephen King and
Dean Koontz... but do you remember who published their last few books?
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