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(re: The History of this website?) Jouke got busy with school and let it lapse for a while. When I started doing it again, it motivated him, and a couple of his friends, to get active again. Jouke still has all the stuff he had collected, and will have it online “soon” (whatever that means).
I saw some of what he is working on and it looks awesome.
(Funny chart) And what is that funny chart behind Roberta? Does it have something to do with the “$ 722.200” on the paper above it? 😉
(re: Old pictures of Ken and Roberta)
Cool! … I want one of those T-Shirts! =)
(Hey, Ken and Roberta!) Hey, Ken and Roberta! Nice to see you two are still active… to some degree. All the best to you both. (o:3 BEAR
(Why not do something new?) Hi, Ken!
I wonder how you guys can be so cool about things, or is just those years of golf n’nothin’? I mean it was YOUR company and somehow THEY kicked you out, didn’t they? So what’s the problem, why not actually call EA or build up something of your own? I know that there are enough people out there who would do anything (almost) to see another Sierra (whatever) game produced.
Come on, you are celebrities!
Well, nevertheless i hope this site is going to grow happily ever after!
(Why we’re not doing anything) After Sierra was sold, my vision had been that the new owners would WANT Roberta and I to continue doing games. I was always jealous of our own developers. They got to build cool products, and I got to go to meetings. My vision post-sale was that I would be able to focus on doing product – and try to build one hit game per year.
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in the real world. I hate to sound bitter (which I’m not) – but, when someone buys your company, they want to do things their way, not yours. I’m not making this up, and it isn’t something that was unique to Sierra. It is common, in business, that post acquisition, the prior “regieme” (is that how you spell that word?) gets flushed. Neither Roberta, Al or me were ever offered another game at Sierra. It just hasn’t happened.
Roberta and I thought briefly about calling Electronic Arts, but never have. Maybe someday. I think it might be too weird for us to ever do a game for a competitor. Theoretically, we could start a new game company, but probably not. It’s a lot of work to start a company, and we like the creative part, but not the “business” part. Nearly 20 years of running Sierra was plenty for me.
Al Lowe is thinking about doing games again. I hope he does. My favorite game was always Leisure-Suit Larry – I want him to do games so that I can play them!
(Great to have you back, Ken!) I’m very happy to see a true Sierra-guy take care of this, than just a random moneymaker from Vivendi!
P.S. No offence, of course…