(re: The Sierra HQ’s) Wow! Very interesting! You must be right that the move to the Redwood Building was made around 1982. If you worked there during the cartridge crash times it cannot have been in 1985. I don’t remeber where that year was mentioned… I doubt it was the year you moved to the other building either, as the Redwood Building/Sierra Professional Center is seen in Space Quest 3, which was released in 1989.
Anyway, I’ve discussed this with Jess Morisette of the website “The Virtual Broomcloset” (
) who recently visited Oakhurst during his honeymoon. He claims the Redwood Building is used as a medical clinic today. He also visited the other building down the street, which he claims is still used by Codemasters.
The info about Sierra Telephone is very interesting, and something I’ve never heard before. If this is true I have no idea what has happened to Codemasters. Interestingly, I found this website a few months ago:
Since the website apparently hasn’t been updated since 2000 this company may no longer exist in this form, but as you can see Chris Iden worked there, as well as (I assume) his wife Marie and former Sierra employees David Mace and the legendary John Harris, working on several projects, including a couple of GameBoy Color games!
Checking the SierraTel website also provides some interesting information. No mention of any game services that I could find, but apparently they are hiring game designers, programmers and artists, as can clearly be seen at this page:
So there’s definately something going on there…