The content of this game was initially a part of Blackwell Convergence
, as a flashback, but cut eventually. When it grew too big and it would take too long to develop, Dave Gilbert
returned to the cut part and decided to expand it and turn it into a full game, prior to the release of Convergence.
Joseph Mitchell as a reporter for The New Yorker was not chosen at random. He was an actual reporter and wrote about unusual people. After the initial articles, he didn't publish anything significant for more than 30 years, but was kept on the payroll and came to the office every day. More info in the related links section.