Klavs tipped us off about a new SimHQ article about the canceled Jane's A-10 Warthog sim. In addition to talking about the game, the author also talks about the Origin culture and their Austin campus in the late '90s, which makes this piece a pretty good read. Check it out here.
Perched on a hill after crossing the Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin, the glass-encased, modern office building added to the charisma of 1990s Austin. While the purveyors of doom were warning the flight simulations heyday was coming to a end, that it had crested and was on the slope downward, the offices still conveyed a feeling of excitement — at least for me. Perhaps I was so awe struck and overwhelmed that I was *there* at the location where Longbow was created that I, like a lot of flight sim fans, was in denial about the indicators that flight sims had peaked and were starting to wind back down in activity.