Gaming Pioneer: Sierra On-Line's Legacy Remains Strong Nearly 40 Years After Founding
It might be hard to believe today, but the Madera County community of Oakhurst was once one of the biggest players in the world of computer gaming. For much of the 1980's and 90's, the mountain community was home to Sierra On-Line, an early pioneer in computer gaming, known for adventure game titles like Kings Quest. Sierra's games featured both innovative technology and groundbreaking storytelling, an approach that came directly from company founders Ken and Roberta Williams. In this segment of Valley Edition, we talk with NYU historian Laine Nooney, who has spent her career documenting the story of this pioneering computer game company.