Back in the day, Microsoft made an offer to buy and publish our work. Unfortunately, this was just after we agreed to let Berkeley Systems publish it. Consequently, Mystify your Mind and Starfield Simulation are Microsoft copies of our screensavers Magic and Warp, Flying Windows was a Microsoft inside reference to Flying Toasters and Inside your Computer was a Microsoft inside reference to our screensaver game, Inner Space. A competing screensaver at the time, Intermission, went so far as to make an ability to play our After Dark animations as a selling point.

 

Read Bill Stewart's in-depth article: "UX lessons from designing After Dark (screensavers II)"

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Bill Stewart on After Dark

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