Chris Crawford Quotes
I founded the Game Developers Conference and was using that lowly pulpit to try to preach to the industry to stop focussing on kiddie games, start doing better things. I was fighting a losing battle. In the early '90s, I realised it wasn't going to work. I couldn't convince other people, so the only way it was going to happen was for me to do it.
I did a game at Atari Research called 'Excalibur' about the Arthurian legends. At the time, it was very, very complicated, very involved and so forth and actually still looks better than some of the modern games in terms of its richness and involvement.
I became convinced that the whole essence of the computer revolution is interactivity. That was very early in my career. At the time I did that it was heresy.
Atari collapsed in '84, and I went freelance, and that was when I started spreading out and doing my own thing. I really cut loose and did a game called 'Trust and Betrayal', which was the first game solely about interpersonal relationships.
Herman J. Mankiewicz
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