Talk:Michael Bywater

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It seems he worked with Douglas Adams on Infocom's "Bureaucracy" : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/52697-25-this-thursday-steve-meretzky-michael-bywater-conv (it's talked about this there too : http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/jinxter.htm and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2001/02/22/ecrimo22.xml )

It is said he worked on Corruption and The Guild of Thieves as well :

http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,14288/

I'll try to contact him to know more about this. -- Otto, 8 January 2008

About Bureaucracy: in Let's tell a story together (chapter 5), there's this quote from the game itself:
Once upon a time Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky collaborated on a game called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Everyone wanted a sequel, but Douglas thought it might be fun to do something different first. He called that something Bureaucracy, and wanted Marc Blank to work on it with him. Of course, Marc was busy, and Douglas was busy, and by the time they could both work on it, they were too busy to work on it. So, Jerry Wolper got a free trip to Las Vegas to talk to Douglas about it before it was decided to let it rest for a while instead. Jerry decided to go back to school, so Marc and Douglas spent some time on Nantucket Island looking at llamas, drinking Chateau d’Yquem, and arguing about puzzles. Nothing much happened for a while, except that Marc and Douglas got distracted again. Paul DiLascia decided to give it a try, but changed his mind and kept working on Cornerstone. Marc when to work for Simon and Schuster, and Paul went to work for Interleaf. Jeff O’Neill finished Ballyhoo and, casting about for a new project, decided to take it on, about the time Jerry graduated. Jeff got a trip to London out of it. Douglas was enthusiastic, but busy with a movie. Progress was very slow, and then Douglas was very busy with something named Dirk Gently. Jeff decided it was time to work on something else, and Brian Moriarty took it over. He visited England, and marveled at Douglas’ CD collection, but progress was slow. Eventually he decided it was time to work on something else. Paul made a cameo appearance, but decided to stay at Interleaf instead. So Chris Reeve and Tim Anderson took it over, and mucked around a lot. Finally, back in Las Vegas, Michael Bywater jumped (or was pushed) in and came to Boston for some serious script-doctoring, which made what was there into what is here. In addition, there were significant contributions from Liz Cyr-Jones, Suzanne Frank, Gary Brennan, Tomas Bok, Max Buxton, Jon Palace, Dave Lebling, Stu Galley, Linde Dynneson, and others too numerous to mention. Most of these people are not dead yet, and apologize for the inconvenience.

--Eriorg 02:59, 8 January 2008 (PST)