When "guod" initially asked me to write up some anecdotes from when I was doing flight sims at first it was just going to be a collection of short little unrelated bits. As I wrote them down though it felt fairly dry and I wasn't sure how interesting it would be to anyone else. During this time I was doing a little retro gaming and found myself wondering what it was like to develop games in those days and the stories they'd have. With this in mind I realized I could try to add some history as well. This would tie the stories together and give some idea of what it's like to create these games.