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(re: A question for Ken – Sierra after move to Coarsegold/Oakhurst)
Wow, Ken, thanks for that insight. I had always assumed that the reason you sold Sierra was that you just figured it was time to retire and enjoy life.
But I look at the state of gaming today and can see the adventure game genre has more or less died out, and is now a fringe market made up of people like me who still like to play them. Everything else is an optional multiplayer twitchfest better reserved for 14 year olds on their summer vacations. Your reply makes it clear that you were not afraid to make difficult/risky decisions to further the well being of the company. Is one of those decisions one of the reasons King’s Quest VIII was so different from the previous ones? It seems to me, that regardless of whether you sold Sierra or not, it still would have had to undergo a major change of identity to compete in today’s market. Do you feel the same way?