"Sierra is not a headsman...Neither is it craving after money."

Step right up!
On September 21, 1999 we got the ax!  On this day as talented a group of artists, programmers, and game designers as the world will ever see met their doom at the hands of Havas Interactive.  All told over 100 employees from several divisions were "re-organized" out of their jobs, and a number of projects were eliminated, including Desert Fighters, Orcs-Revenge of the Ancients, Babylon 5, and Middle-earth.

Dare, Care, and Share!
Click here! to read the Press Release

The following photos are a tribute to those who fell.  There was not a scurvy dog among them, and we will raise our flagons around the table many times over in their memory!


Steve Nichols

"Maybe permanent death isn't such a good idea..."


Daniel James

"OK, OK, maybe their ears are just a little bit pointy!"

Janus Anderson

"Right! human wizards then! I'll change the sys....CHOP!....gurgle."

Jonathan Bock

"We can make it look good....really....gack!""

Eric Soulvie

"But...I only make chairs!"

Jurgen Brenkert

"All I wanted was to animate...sob..."

Joe Ludwig

"Just the ponytail, OK?"

Mike Copley

"wait..wait! I'll implement a horizon view! arghhhh..."

Jeff Reitman

"B5 Lives!"

Kirt Lemons

"Hey! Wait a minute! I just got here!"

Kai Martin

"Steve told me to do it....aaaaaa!!!!"

Nathan Cheever


Travis Schluessler

"Making games is sure fun!"


Not Pictured...
Jason Bare
Mike Cicchi
Stuart Compton
Dan Foy
Nancy Grimsley
Mike Haynes
Marc Hudgins
Becky Kosuge
Keith Landes
Greg Poulos
Victor Sadauskus
Jackie Woodall
and many others....


Management doing its job.

I'm "in the can"!
visit http://thecan.org and tell your story!

Steve and Joe

"walkin' off into the sunset".

This Day in Middle-earth
"Frodo and Samwise set out from Hobbiton.  Although Sam doesn't yet
realize it, Frodo is joining the others who are leaving Middle-earth...
 On September the twenty-first they set out together, Frodo on the
pony that had borne him all the way from Minas Tirith, and was now called
Strider; and Sam on his beloved Bill. It was a fair golden morning, and
Sam did not ask where they were going: he thought he could guess."

The Layoff Agenda
10:30 AM to 10:31 AM -  fire everyone
10:32 AM to 11:50 AM - snide comments

11:50 AM to 12 PM - uncomfortable silence
12PM to 1PM - stunned lunch
1PM to 7 PM - drunken brawl
7:01 PM - pack your stuff and get out

Click here to learn why Middle-earth was canceled

Best of Luck to everyone!  and remember...it's not your fault!