|Excerpts from an interview with Chris Crawford by James Hague:|
JH: 'Was it your idea to sell the source code? That flew in the face of the heavy corporate secrecy of the time.'
CC: 'Yes, and since I owned the source code, it was my decision to make. Funny thing, though: even publishing the source code didn't do the trick. Lotsa people still had problems with the programming problems and nobody ever came up with anything as good as "Eastern Front (1941)" on the Atari.'
JH: 'Did the "Eastern Front" source code kit sell well?'
CC: 'The "Eastern Front" source code was the most expensive item in the APX catalog; I think it sold for $150. All I can remember about its sales figures is that they greatly exceeded our expectations. We concluded that a lot of people wanted to know how it was done.'