Pioneer In Online Gaming
Launched WillyBoy Software. My first computer game was a weightlifting game. But the biggest success came in 1992. At that time the most popular online game to play with free access was Trade Wars
. PC World has said Trade Wars is one of the top 10 PC games. TW was a text based game because of slow dial-up modems in 1992. I decided to solve the problem of no graphics by launching the first Graphical User Interface (GUI) for playing these online text-based games. This gaming browser brought graphics and sounds to the gamers experience.
In 1994, the Internet was coming and and soon companies like Microsoft would start releasing online games with the graphics in them. I wanted to get out while there was still a use for my gaming browser. I sold the rights to my gaming browsers to a large gaming company. Because of my gaming browsers popularity, years later TWTERM was added to the Trade Wars Museum
for TW fanatics to remember forever (Trade Wars still played today).
After selling the rights to my gaming browser, I set my sights on the coming Internet. I decided to modify my gaming browser and turn it into the first commercial Internet Browser. I was a few months into the project when Marc Andreessen released Mosaic, the first internet browser
. Mosaic later changed it's name to Netscape and was sold for $4.3 billion dollars. And that is how my company lost $4.3 billion dollars in the rush to be the first to release a browser for the Internet.