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4 January 2014 Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! Not a whole lot of change here this year (and in the last couple of years, actually), mostly due to a lack of time and the difficulty in obtaining information. But hey, at least what's here is not going away, and I get the occasional e-mail about it - so someone is looking once in a while!

Anyhow - if you happen to stop by here and have anything that might be of interest, either old game packages or information to contribute, then please e-mail! Have a great 2014!
21 August 2011 Just moved!
You may or may not have noticed that the GUE just moved. Our new address is The site has been updated, but if you noticed anything that doesn't work - please send an e-mail and let us know!

10 July 2011 What's going on with the GUE?
Yes, the website is still around - but it's definitely in need of an update. That said, I've been focusing my spare time on the CGW Museum, and therefore don't foresee having much of a chance to update this site in the next little while... but it will come! In the meantime, if you have ideas or information to provide, make sure to send me a note!
20 February 2010 An update, an update...
Well, yes, it's been a while since the last update. I'm still maintaining the site; however, between a lack of time and the difficulty in obtaining in-depth information concerning vintage game publishers, it's not always easy to find suitable new content. But I did recently have a great interview with the founders of Avant-Garde Software, which I hope to post in the coming months. Until then, and as always, if you can help out with information or game materials, please send me a note! I'm always looking for interesting new content for the site.
4 January 2009 Happy New Year? You bet!
Well, it seems like it's been a while since the last update... oh yes it has, seeing as how the last news item was a year ago! It's been an incredibly busy year (no different than usual, I suppose!) and I only wish I had more time to do research and update the site - but I'd rather take the time to do it properly and bring you worthwhile updates. Speaking of updates, I've got a great one, and hopefully it was worth a year's wait. The following is new:
  • Earthware Computer Services as a profiled publisher, and two of their titles: Zoo Master and Black Belt, written by Kevin Ryan, of Dynamix fame. Both titles saw limited distribution, with sales of around 100 copies

  • Edu-Ware as a profiled publisher, including a game profile on The Prisoner, all with insight from Edu-Ware employee and author David Mullich

  • Speakeasy Software as a profiled publisher - yes, I finally managed to track down information on Speakeasy, and what a tale it is. Company founder Brian Beninger tells it all!

  • The little-known and possibly unique Harper & Row version of Amnesia (the text adventure written by Thomas M. Disch and eventually released by Electronic Arts)... including Disch's 436-page manuscript, in text-searchable .PDF format for your convenience!

  • The original Queen of Phobos artwork, under the Phoenix Software section

  • Updates to Beneath Apple Manor, now including a disk image of the original 1978 release

  • A disk image of the Sherwood Forest coloring book - essentially an early version of Sherwood Forest pictures (look under Sherwood Forest)

  • A disk image of Dale Johnson's adventures which includes "Mission in Madness", what looks like a developmental version of Masquerade (look under Masquerade)

  • Various other small corrections

  • ...and saving the best for last: the design document to Prisoner 2, a fascinating and historically-significant document which details everything about the inner workings of Prisoner 2. Thank you David Mullich!
Enjoy! And please remember that if you have any information/items which could be of use to the GUE (our "most wanted" list is just below), please, please, please send us a note!

Happy 2009!

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