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Comment Because they had the money to become entrepreneurs (Score 5, Insightful) 61

That is what is really the reason, in my opinion. They made enough off of their BJ work that they could afford to take high level risks without losing their house (literally) and they didn't need investors so they would own all of the rights to their products.

There are tons of people who are great programmers or have good ideas that don't bother because they need to work day-to-day to pay their bills and make sure their family has food on the table.

Comment Hopefully it means more Sierra Adventure Games. (Score 1) 113

I saw this and the only thing I could think was, maybe we will see some Space Quest again in the style of Space Quest IV or II – funny, and not just playing with technology. Or King's Quest in the style of IV or V, and not the bastardization of VII.

Or hell, a remake of Alien Legacy.... That I would pay be bucks for.

I know that large game development firms simply cannot bother with these projects because the demand and return is too low, but if there is enough devoted fans, maybe, just maybe, my son will be able to play and enjoy the awesomeness of games that have a clear and exciting story that doesn't revolve around shooting people.

SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out! -- Ken Thompson