In 1980, the Apple II series of computers was the most popular microcomputer of its day. One company that sought to take advantage of this was a company named Broderbund. Broderbund was founded in 1980 and they were involved in many aspects of software created for the Apple. Broderbund created games such as Choplifter, Apple Panic, and Lode Runner. They created utilities such as Print Shop to be used with the first dot-matrix printers in creating banners and signs. They also created educational software such as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, the Living Books series, and the Reader Rabbit titles. Another one of these games was Where in the
World is Carmen Sandiego?
In 1983, Sierra was doing a booming business with its graphical adventure games such as Mystery House and The Wizard and the Princess. These games were inspired by earlier text adventure games such as The Colossal Cave Adventure and Zork. Dane Bigham had played these earlier text adventures and…
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