(re: re: re: Questions about Space Quest’s origin) Ken, Your statement about the little 3 or 4 room demo, actually triggered a thought that I had been meaning to ask you, and some of my other Sierra contacts about.
Are there in existance these little demo / proof of concept “games” lying around anywhere. Those would be pretty cool to play around with. Concepts both for game ideas themself (ones that made it to market, and those that didn’t) and also concepts as they relate to technology rather than a specific game.. like the first AGI interpreter test, or SCI tests.
I figured the programmers must have had a bunch of test files laying around – wether or not they were saved who knows, or maybe those files didn’t exist, and all the “testing” of ideas occured in the development of the game itself, and was never really separate.
Maybe you can remember.