Interviews: Meet the 'Quest for Glory' Coles
Get up close and personal with Corey and Lori
We returned to Oakhurst and took Lori to dinner. We discussed many interesting topics including the fact that the lifestyle of a game maker leads to frequent nervous breakdowns, and is so stressful, it can lead to the loss of one’s sanity (not to mention forgetfulness in remembering passwords). We also learned that the Sierra we all came to know and love was not always the friendly company that we were led to believe. Not only was there “Chainsaw Monday”, but also, “Black Mondays” - the day of the week on which envelopes were handed out, some containing dreaded pink slips to inform the recipient that they were being laid off. However, we also learned many interesting things from Lori about game development, which gave us fresh insight into how we could tackle tasks in a different manner.
After dinner, we returned to Lori’s home and discovered that she was a huge World of Warcraft fan (addict). She gave us a personal demo of the game which lasted several hours, all the while drinking a tea boiled for us exclusively by Jim Katic, a Quest for Glory V programmer. We learned from Lori that although she has touched fans’ lives all over the world, she sees her games as a byproduct of a lot of hard work. Lori is a true gamer at heart, but she enjoys playing other people’s works of art, and cannot experience her own work in the same way that Quest for Glory fans can. It was saddening to us, to realize, the humble Lori and Corey will never be able to understand just how amazing they are, and the way in which they’ve touched so many lives.
We pondered the wisdom of not inviting our good friend and fellow Quest for Glory fan, Shane Snyder, to meet the Coles. Poor Shane - it was unfortunately a bad weekend for his mom to visit, as he truly missed out big time. If you would like to contact him and offer your condolences (particularly if you are young, cute, and female), you may do so at the following address: Snyder291@aol.com But luckily for us, we can look back on our journey and reminisce about the exciting and wonderful experience that we had. Lori and Corey are not only highly talented, motivated and inspiring individuals, they are also humble, down to earth, and very thoughtful. We feel indebted to the wonderful time and information they offered us, and the meeting will go down in our minds as the trip of a lifetime.
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