Happy Birthday Wing Commander! The original game shipped to stores on September 26, 1990, which makes the series 22 years old today. This particular milestone isn't a round number, nor do we have a big celebration prepared, but it does come in the midst of exciting times! Over the past year, new fans have continued to rapidly join the fray thanks to the rereleases on GOG.com, and there's more on the way. The Wing Commander Movie has also been rereleased, both on DVD and in digital HD download. Against all odds, even the Wing Commander Academy show was released on DVD for the first time this year! And as you're familiar with by now, Chris Roberts is back to making space sims. It's a very exciting time to be a Wing Commander fan!
The Museum of Roberts Space Industries has also posted an article on the birthday, and they've included the original game's proposal document too. It's a great read. Check out the full file here (5.5 meg PDF).