23/03/2014: Record Winning Bids on IIGS Games on eBay

In the space of a week, not just once, but twice have we seen new record amounts paid for winning bids on IIGS games at auction on eBay.

Firstly, $203.50 for the unheard of game The Gem Of Zephyrr, was won at auction. This is an RPG that's quite possibly entirely text based, but none-the-less released as a IIGS specific program. I was never aware of it, although Antoine has since found information on this title and others by author Eric Seiden and DAR Systems. We'll keep you posted if we discover anything more about this title and others by DAR Systems.

Secondly, Mighty Marvel Vs the Forces of Evil showed up on eBay for the first time I've been keeping tabs on IIGS software for sale on the largest online auction house in the world for the last 12 years, and this has never come up. Seems I'm not the only one who knew this as the winning bid was $453.00. Easily the highest amount of money paid for a IIGS game I've ever seen.

I hope the new owners of both games are willing and able to scan the covers, disks and manuals for posterity and archiving for all to enjoy.

In other news, I apologise for the lack of updates to What is the Apple IIGS?, despite there being much content to add. I now have a new job (or two new jobs) teaching graphic design at technical college and working as a freelance graphic designer, and it's been requiring almost all of my attention. Stay tuned though, I plan to get updates to the site out sooner rather than later.