Point of Origin: Vol. III, No. 37 Update ID

April 23rd, 1993 - it's Strike Commander day! This issue of Point of Origin begins to deal with Strike Commander's long-delayed aftermath... and it also immediately jumps into the next frontier, interactive movies. 'Interactive Movie #1' is profiled, the project which will eventually become Bioforge - and you just thought they stuck the IM logo on all the boxes after Wing Commander III was such a hit!

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!

  • This issue has only the briefest mention of Wing Commander, in a prediction included in In Print: "People are already drolling at the concept and promise of Privateer. In the middle of it all we're going to throw some unexpected gems like Shadowcaster, Interactive Movie #1 and Wing Commander Academy at them out of the blue."
Point of Origin
Vol. III, No. 37 - April 23, 1993
Strike: The Campaign Begins
Pulse Check
Interactive Movie #1
Off the Clock: Fun with the Sun
Just a Reminder
Point Man
Special Operations
New Faces: Alumni Reunite!
In the Library
In Print
Get Outta Here!

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