It was late 1996, probably sometime in March.
I was a young and impressionable lad in a club that taught students about the business world. We were all lucky enough to go on a field
trip to a little place called Film Roman Animation. It was a typical
office building, real flat and generally boring. But inside was a different
story. The entire bottom floor of this building was HQ for the animation
of The Simpsons. There were dozens of cubicles, each one occupied by an
animator doing his animation thing. (Later the next year I actually recognized
an episode from the work I saw in those cubicles!) The rest of
the tour consisted of several offices of the guys in charge (all covered
in strange posters and NAKED chicks, cool), and we got to watch Tree House
of Horror VI (the one where Homer goes into 3-D world). Then, we went
to Shakeys Pizza. Overall, it was one of the best days of my youth.
Now forward to January of 2002 when I began work on my first video game guide for Bartman Meets
Radioactive Man, which I originally posted to GameFAQs. It was the first of nearly 40 guides that I wrote for Simpsons games and my first experience "working" with video games.
this site. Around the same period in 2002 I discovered a place called Noiseland
Arcade created by Simon Lau, and I was inspired to create my own Simpsons video
game site just like it. I went through all sorts of revisions and free hosts until I finally bit the bullet and set up my own place.
It's been some years and the site was down for a decade until I resurrected the place in March 2018. I started a full-fledged career in video games in 2004 and it led to some of the best experiences and travels of my life, thanks in part to this hobby. I even worked on The Simpsons Game and attend the launch party in 2007! There's lot to catch up on and I'm excited to preserve as much of it as possible!