Excerpt: To create a believable secondary world within the short span of a video game is indeed a most daunting task; yet, Legend Entertainment has done an admirable job to succeed this goal in its 1994 adventure game title Mission Critical. Written by veteran designer Mike Verdu (who is also the cofounder of the company), the game features an entirely unique sci-fi universe that is incredibly rich, chilling, and thought provoking.
Summary: MIT begat Zork, which begat Infocom, the king of text adventure games, which begat an ill-fated attempt at developing business software (!), which begat bankruptcy. But Infocom also begat a small company called Legend Entertainment, devoted to making text-ish adventures for thinking people. Legend mated point-and-click interfaces and graphics with well-written adventure prose for a meaty, old-fashioned computer game experience.