Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, 1991 to 1994
Somewhere back in the mists of time, late in 1990 I think, a group of friends and I came up with the brilliant plan of forming our own company to design, develop, manufacture, and sell games. We pulled it off, sort of; the result was ArmourSoft Inc., the complete story of which (well, my version of the story anyway) is here.
This photo gallery is my tribute to our little group of friends and the years of craziness. Despite everything, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.Other ArmourSoft photo galleries here on Irvania.com:
John Garcia: star computer programmer and super-genius.
Raymond Clark: office manager, organizer, bookkeeper, and developer.
Bob "Doc" Ross: fount of technical knowledge, playtester, moneybags.
Me, Dave Ferris: chief minion, head thug.
The original "Four Guys in the Alleyway" logo, drawn for us by Tom Davenport.
Coincidence? You decide.
Raymond manning our vendor table at Crusades '94 in Darien, Connecticut.
Assembling our first published game, Chart Wars/Space Waste. Considering the fact that we had absolutely no idea what we were doing, it didn't take very long at all to assemble a thousand copies.
Piles and piles of game boxes, rules, maps, and countersheets.
My little corner of ASMOC, the ArmourSoft Massive Office Complex. This is where most of the programming and all the writing and typesetting for Shipbase III was done.
The gaming area of ASMOC. Note the neatness and tidiness (koff koff).
The ArmourSoft picnic at John's house, summer of 1993 I think.
I still have a couple of those t-shirts around here somewhere.
Last updated: June 11, 2016