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Matt Chat 154: Jennell on Coleco, Adam, and Bard's Tale IV

posted Jun 29, 2012, 2:07 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 29, 2012, 2:08 PM ]

Matt Chat 154: Jennell Jaquays on Coleco and Bard's Tale IV

From: Matt Barton

I'm back this week with part 2 of my interview with Jennell Jaquays. This week, we turn to her time at Coleco during the early 80s, when she worked on a prototype that I'm sure Mr. Bill L. would love to get his hands on--an RPG that combined two "hot" techs of the time--bar codes and speech chips. It never materialized, but it sounds amazing. Jennell also describes why the ADAM was a failure from an engineering perspective. Next, we turn to Bard's Tale IV, and get a look behind-the-scenes of what would have been the most ambitious Bard's Tale game ever. I was interested to know that it offered three different perspectives.

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