||"The WilderLand has
proved to be an incredible draw for our online service, nearly
doubling subscriptions in just a few months! This is exactly.
what we needed to set ourselves apart from the competition."
WilderLand Software started as the dream of a young kid named Michael(Mike)
Polzin. He began developing his first programs in the mid 80's on
his Texas Instruments TI-99/4A home computer. Mike's focus was on adventure
games that pushed the technology of the time to its limits. Eventually
the technology caught up with his ideas and the first version of
"The WilderLand" was born.
The first version was developed as a customized version of AMIS BBS
for the Atari 8-bit computers, and was later developed as a third
party add-on for a new IBM based BBS system called the Major BBS
being developed by Tim Styrker of Galacticomm. The Major BBS
platform allowed the game to truely come into its own, and become
a fully multi-player universe. The company WilderLand Software was
offically founded in 1991 to market and continue the development
of this product.
The success of the game on the Major BBS platform was incredible and
immedately realized. The game, played by tens of thousands of
people worldwide was critically acclaimed and highlighted in magazines
such as Computer Gaming World. The power of multi-player interaction
made the world contained in the game come alive, and the success of
"The WilderLand" spawned a line of many other products developed by
the company, and an expansion into consulting as companies began to
realize the value and effieciency of PC based multi-user applications.
With the onslaught of the internet, the use of BBS's began to drop
and the company began looking towards bringing products to the
internet. Again, the company was faced with the prospect that the
technology available was not robust enough to deliver the
qaulity and type of products the company wanted to deliver.
The company continued to develop the product line, knowing that at
some point technology would once again come into its own and be
capable of providing the experience the company was accustomed to.
Today, WilderLand Software is a company focused on developing
intelligent applications for the internet, for commercial and
private purposes. The companies experience developing high quality
products for in excess of fifteen years uniquely positions it
to not only survive, but innovate in ways other companies can
only dream of. We are proud of our long and varied heritage, and
look forward to a bright future bringing the best in business and
entertainment products to the web.