When Bob started working on this game, it was meant to be a “One Man Project.” But every game sooner or later becomes a collaboration, and here are the people who have been instrumental in bringing this game to life.
Bob Bates began his game writing career at Infocom in 1986, and he co-founded Legend Entertainment in 1989. Since then he has written, designed, produced, or contributed to more than 45 games that have sold over 6 million units and won over 70 industry awards, including two Adventure Game of the Year Awards. He has worked on #1 titles for both the PC (Unreal 2) and for consoles (Spider-Man 3), as well as several Top 5 games on Facebook (including FrontierVille and Empires & Allies).
Bob is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Game Developers Association, and was selected as the IGDA’s 2010 Person of the Year.
Some of Bob's earlier adventure games!
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (1989)
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (1987)
Eric the Unready (1993)
Nikos Chantziaras works as an independent software developer. Outside of his contractor day job involving lots of C++ and C# coding, he maintains a few open source or freeware adventure game engines and interpreters (QTads, FrobTADS and Hugor.) He is developing our customized version of the TADS game engine and also takes care of technical issues in the game itself.
Michael Hengst: Rumor has it, that Michael’s first time playing a video game was in the year 1972. The object of his affection was called Pong, and unfortunately Michael’s allowance didn’t last long enough for a whopping high score. So, after a few years wasting his pocket money on various coin ups, he made the decision to get an Atari VCS – and a lifelong obsession with games was born. He took his first professional steps in the industry back in 1988, working in a Computer Store in Hamburg. After that, things escalated quickly. He went to Munich and worked for the famous Power Play and Video Games magazines.
Special thanks to: All our testers. Our families. Mike Roberts and Eric Eve for creating and documenting the TADS engine. Al Lowe, Tim Schafer and Steve Meretzky for their cameos in our Kickstarter video. And to Falko Löffler, Tassilo Rau and Chris Hülsbeck for their support.