Origin Systems, American Laser Games & Women in Gaming: Sheri Graner Ray - The Retro Hour EP421

Episode 421,   Mar 22, 12:00 AM

Sheri Graner Ray: From Ultima's realms to pioneering CD-ROM games for females and advocating gender inclusivity in gaming

We chat with industry legend Sheri Graner Ray, tracing her journey from her early days at Origin Systems, where she shaped the fantastical realms of Ultima, to her pioneering role at Her Interactive in creating the first-ever CD-ROM titles aimed at females, along with the challenges that entailed. Beyond her technical achievements, we delve into her passionate advocacy for gender inclusivity within gaming, inspiring women both as players and industry professionals.


00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories
32:30 - Sheri Graner Ray Interview

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Show notes:

Archer Maclean's Atari Arcade Experiments Preserved: https://tinyurl.com/ywwe29wj
New Saturn-Style Parking Garage Racer Looks Ridiculously Fun: https://tinyurl.com/39yr9v9y
Mirror Your PC Screen to a CRT with MiSTerCast: https://tinyurl.com/3vruhrhm
Duck Hunt Gets an Enhanced Remake for the Amiga: https://tinyurl.com/4hwczef6
Atari Returns to the Arcade with Its Recharged Series: https://tinyurl.com/2cpfctn8