It's that time again - time for another of my game's birthdays and this time it's, yes, Spear of Destiny! Good ole SOD is now 10 years old as of today.
I still remember how fast we got this game together - it only took 2 months of making levels and new monsters immediately after shipping all 6 episodes of Wolfenstein 3D (and Wolfy's Hint Book, of course). Two months! And it went straight to retail and sold okay, although not having the magic words Wolfenstein 3D in HUGE letters did hurt sales a little. The box did say "A Wolfenstein 3D Adventure" on it, but it was in smaller type.
Believe it or not, the first time we all saw the cool box for Spear was when it was already shipped out to stores. We received a shipment of boxes along with all the retail chains and it was our first look at the design -- and we loved it! In fact, we really loved having our names printed on the sides of the box when you lifted the LucasArts-like cover. Heh, "Adrian Carmack - Master Of The Pixel".