Mark Long from Zombie asked Micah and me to brainstorm a world for a military shooter and we came up with arguably the first movie-style story for an action game. We described our character as "Mathew Modine in Full Metal Jacket" (a conflicted but capable nerd) and his love interest as specifically NOT having giant breasts. The folks at Atari were so impressed by our script and this new potential for games with actual stories that they immediately hired "big name" writers to replace us for their supposed marquee value. The hero in the final product is a gravel-voiced, unshaved badass, and his love interest has 40-gallon drums for boobs. Vive la videogames!