The Evolution of Adventure: Make Game – Asio City

In the early 1970s William Crowther worked for the high-tech R&D company BBN Technologies as part of a team developing the ARPAnet; a computer network predecessor to the Internet. Crowther has never shown any desire to court celebrity for his achievements. Aside from a couple of interviews from books, Where Wizards Stay Up Late and Genesis II: Creation and Recreation with Computers, and some email exchanges for Dennis Jerz’s Colossal Cave article, there isn’t much information directly from him. Crowther has said himself that his recollections are sometimes fuzzy1, and he’s well known for not being a particularly verbal person. Despite this there’s plenty to tell, and the enigmatic progenitor figure only adds to the tale. —The Evolution of Adventure: Make Game – Asio City.