I could have sworn an Ancient Art of War game came shortly after the last Manhunter.
(Rapid modem field trip to mobygames.com, where I’m not quite as hated as at 1up)
Okay, that clears it up. The Murrys worked on two Ancient Art of War games beforehand, and then Ancient Art of War in the Skies in 1992. So the answer is pretty much “both.”
The argument story could go either way, but it certainly could have been a matter of perception. If I were in Ken’s place I’d probably be a bit tweaked about how things went, which could easily translate into something more than it really is in the eyes of the Murrys. But really, all we have are guesses.