I am most proud of the development of the characters as personalities that game players could relate to and care about.
I always say that my favorite game was Original Adventure, published by both Microsoft and Apple Computer back in 1980.
Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
King’s Quest IV was a much bigger hit than I, II, or III. I do feel that King’s Quest IV was a pivotal game in bringing in more female players.
I believe the adventure game genre will never die any more than any type of storytelling would ever die.
My definition of an adventure game is an interactive story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don’t put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
If more women want to be a part of the computer industry today, they have to do more to put themselves there. Nobody is keeping them out.
An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
I had always been intrigued by the emotional aspect of adventure gaming-the fact that people get so personally involved.
The experience of creating my adventure games was, other than marrying my husband and bringing into the world my two sons, the most fulfilling, wonderful experience I ever had.