Sierra On-Line founders Ken and Roberta Williams

I was hoping they’d be on their boat while conducting the interview and they were! Bobbing along. They’re super-keen boaters you see – well, not so much boaters as adventurers, which is absolutely appropriate and you’ll know why when I eventually get around to telling you who they are. They’ve sailed across the Atlantic ocean on their own! They’ve sailed across the Bering Sea up near Alaska, though they took an experienced navigator to help them there.

In fact, if it weren’t for the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that came with it, they’d probably still be boating and wouldn’t have returned to games at all. But being landlocked meant they got bored and so decided, eventually, to make a game again.

That, in and of itself, is a remarkable thing, because when these two people left games in the late 90s, they completely left. They didn’t so much as look at a game in the two decades that followed. They didn’t play a game, didn’t keep up to date with the industry – nothing.

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