The big news in the October 6, 1995 issue of The Point of Origin is the release of Crusader -- which seems to be a surprise hit. It's interesting how little attention the game has seen so far -- it kind of makes you wonder which of Origin's similarly original cancelled titles might have had the same impact.
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- Creative Services wins awards says: "ORIGIN Creative Services has just been honored by Graphic Design: USA magazine with two American Graphic Design Awards! The pieces being honored were the BioForge magazine ad with the green hand on the right side of the page and that cool 12-month calendar that went in the Wing Commander III Premiere Edition... Jennifer Davis was the art director/graphic designer for the calendar with Sam Yeats doing the cover illustration. Only 7 percent of more than 10,000 entries were given awards in 33 categories. Congratulations to Al, Trey, Jennifer, Sam, and the whole department for these super achievements."
- Star Treatment details the process of promoting new games for purchasing managers: "That brought us to the big close: Wing 4. Sometimes the best thing a sales or marketing person can do is just get out of the way. That's what we did. The trailer that the team put together is so stunning that most groups sat in stone silence when it ended, let out a long gasp, and then broke into - you guessed it - spontaneous applause. We finished them off with a laundry list of enhancements and improvements to mission design, spaceflight, video compression and combat strategies. Most of them asked, 'So, when's the movie?'"
- In Ink is subdued this time around: "Wing commander III 3DO has reviewers at Next Generation magazine drooling. They give WCIII on 3DO their highest rating, five out of five stars. 'It's everything you could have hoped for. The heart of the Wing Commander series has always been the space combat, and this one kicks. The best 3DO game of the year.'"
- And the EOM goes to... David Downing! "It's a good thing he's used to that fast pace, because he serves as the Associate Producer on the Wing Commander team. Ever the tireless producer, David sites his biggest hurdle on Wing IV was 'getting Chris to finish the movies!' But finish they did, and David's happy with how things have turned out. He'll also be pleasantly surprised if they meet that projected ship date...."
Point of Origin
Vol. V, No. 9 - October 6, 1995
Way to Go, Cru Crew!
Creative Services wins awards
Heard and Overheard
Kat's Korner of Phun Phone Phacts
Monty, I'd like to pick freak number 3...
Staff Pick Up Butts