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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:


PDP8E Running Adventure with a Z52 Terminal:


Colossal Cave Adventure:


Mystery House:


The Wizard and the Princess:


Time Zone:


The Dark Crystal:


PC JR King's Quest 1:


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