Friday, November 30, 2012

VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, January 1992

The January 1992 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment: … /106186503685852903/

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, April 1989

The April 1989 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment. This was my favorite video/computer games magazine of the time:

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Computer Answers, April 1984

April 1984 issue of Computer Answers, a UK based magazine covering the (mostly) 8-bit computers of the era:

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Computer Gaming World Number 87, October 1991

The October 1991 issue of Computer Gaming World (Ultima VII cover):

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Will Wright: My Publisher Didn’t Want SimCity

The original publisher of SimCity rejected the title and forced pioneering developer Will Wright’s hand, causing him to form Maxis, he tells Gamasutra in a new career-spanning interview.

“When I started working on SimCity, I showed it to Broderbund and they said, ‘Sure, let’s do it.’ But they kept wanting to change it,” says Wright.

“I’d kind of programmed it to the point where I thought it was done, and they didn’t think it was nearly done. They kept wanting a win/lose. They were expecting more of a traditional game out of it. But I always wanted it to be much more open-ended, more of a toy. So they never published it.”

Wright ended up forming Maxis with Jeff Braun. At this point, Wright got the rights to the finished Commodore 64 version of the game back from Maxis and set out to create the more advanced Mac and Amiga versions.

Full article: http://www.gamasutra … dnt_Want_SimCity.php

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