Jeff Stephenson

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Jeff Stephenson created SCI (Sierra's Creative Interpreter), the object-oriented scripting language of Sierra On-Line for its adventure games after the older AGI (a procedural language). Previously, he also was the head of Sierra’s AGI and SCI system programmers and responsible for much of the code of both of those languages. He originally called it LSCI, for Large-model Script Code Interpreter, and later SCI because it ran scripts, until someone in marketing found a better way to explain the acronym.

He was one of the company's first employees, struggling through the down times when Sierra almost went under. When Sierra got back on track, development began on King's Quest.

In the early nineties, as Sierra's Lead Programmer, he was also involved with creating TSN (The Sierra Network), later TNN (The ImagiNation Network), the architecture for online games. In 1992, he left the company for good.

Credited on 49 games

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Fuck Quest (2004, Windows) Based upon the Adventure Game Interpreter (AGI) by
Castle of Dr. Brain (1992, Amiga) Development System
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1992, DOS) Development System
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992, DOS) Interpreter / Development System
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992, DOS) Development System
Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge (1992, DOS) System Development
Police Quest 3: The Kindred (1992, Amiga) Development System
Jones in the Fast Lane: CD-ROM (1992, DOS) Interpreter / Development System
Mixed Up Fairy Tales (1991, DOS) Development System
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1991, DOS) System Programmer
Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose (1991, DOS) Development System (Floppy Disk)
Mixed-Up Mother Goose (1991, DOS) SCI Development System
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991, DOS) Development Team
Jones in the Fast Lane (1991, DOS) Development System
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991, DOS) Interpreter / Development System
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work (1991, DOS) Interpreter / Development System
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter (1991, DOS) System Development
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (1991, DOS) Development System
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 (1991, DOS) Interpreter / Development System
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 2: Solitaire (1990, DOS) Development System

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