|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
|You may or may not have noticed that the GUE just moved. Our new address is gue.cgwmuseum.org. 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:
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!
- 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!