On-Line Systems

April 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 039 - On-Line Systems


On-Line systems is the company that eventually becomes Sierra Online.  The brainchild of Ken and Roberta Williams.  We go over the  reasons for the company's founding, and the unique makeup of the company's initial titles.  Unfortunately due to backing the proverbial wrong horse multiple times after investment by a venture capital firm they are on the brink of failure during the mid to late 80's.


Shadow of Yserbius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnJ7BBwKZI0&t=762s


PDP8E Running Adventure with a Z52 Terminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJdq3gK6M78


Colossal Cave Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFrWH0na0A


Mystery House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwHwPvIHBs


The Wizard and the Princess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUHATnGbwl0


Time Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBE8K0XG65I


The Dark Crystal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNMWnn0I6g


PC JR King's Quest 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLvOunSuoQ


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/