Electronic Arts submission letter

Been finding all kinds of cool stuff in my garage archives, which my assistant Aaron is helping me finally get organized, digitized and 21st century-compatible.

Like this submission form I filled out to submit my game Karateka to Electronic Arts back in 1984, when I was a junior at Yale.

I’d almost forgotten I’d sent Karateka to EA as well as Broderbund. It boggles my mind to think of the ways my life might have been different if they’d said yes.

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 in Blog, Games, Karateka, Old School | 4 comments

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  1. 4-5-2011

    The big question in life; “What if?” I’m glad they didn’t say yes, otherwise there’s the possibility you never created Prince of Persia.

    Irony has it, that Sands of Time is all about “what if?”

    Anyway, it’s great to see stuff like this, I can’t imagine what it was like, waiting for an answer.

  2. 4-5-2011

    It boggles my mind to see what EA agreed to in those days :)

  3. 4-5-2011

    If they had said yes, my life would have been quite a bit different as well.

  4. 4-15-2011

    Having heard stories of EA’s rapacious contracts from that era, it’s for the best!

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