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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a weekly retro gaming podcast in which we travel back in time to see what was making headlines 40, 30, and 20 years ago in the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business and interview industry veterans. 

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Oct 10, 2020

Ken Williams is the co-founder, with his wife Roberta, of Online Systems, later Sierra Online, and then just Sierra.

He lead the company through the creation of the first graphic adventure, Mystery House, animated adventure, King's Quest, the first online games network, TSN, and so many other firsts, as well as, acquiring such developers as Dynamix, Papyrus, and Coktel Vision.

He has now written a book, Not All Fairytales Have Happy Endings. We talk about the book, life at Sierra, financial realities of running a games company, and so much more.

Sit back and relax, and remember to pick up a copy of his book, it's an amazing read full of insight into the birth, life, and death of a legendary company.

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