Posted on October 1, 2010 by magisterrex
Sierra produced many memorable games, many of which are incredibly hard to find collector’s items. The most difficult games to locate are the original games produced under the On-Line, Sierra On-Line, SierraVenture, and SierraVision labels from 1979-1983.
Read more here: Sierra On-Line Games History: GENESIS (1979-1983)
The first color graphic adventure, Wizard and the Princess
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Posted on September 22, 2010 by magisterrex
On-Line Systems logo (pre-Sierra)
As most old-school gamers know, the company was founded by the power-gaming couple of Ken and Roberta Williams in 1980. Back then it was known On-Line Systems. The games Mystery House and Time Zone were first released under this label.
By 1982, the company changed its name to Sierra On-Line, but used two other labels to sell some of their product line. SierraVenture was created to sell the company’s re-released software that once sold under the On-Line Systems brand, while the company’s action/arcade games were to be produced under the SierraVision label. Both logos were discontinued in 1984, and the company published all their titles under the Sierra On-Line label.
As revenues increased, so did buying opportunities for Sierra, which had become a software juggernaut. The company acquired other software companies, often including both logos on subsequent products. Purchases included…
Read more of Sierra’s history here: Sierra On-Line Games History: What’s In A Name, Anyway?
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