1998: The year we started

Here’s a quick recap of what was going on in the world in 1998, when we launched OtherSpace and embarked on the adventure of JointheSAGA.com:

  • Google founded in Menlo Park, California.
  • Voyager 1 overtook Pioneer 10 as farthest-traveled craft.
  • First components of the International Space Station delivered to orbit.
  • Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
  • Titanic won best picture in the Academy Awards.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens.
  • Bear Grylls climbs Everest.
  • Microsoft releases Windows 98.
  • North Korea adopts a military dictatorship government.
  • On TV: Friends, Dawson’s Creek, Charmed, Will & Grace, Sports Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Music: I Don’t Want to Wait by Paula Cole, Adia by Sarah McLachlan, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys
  • Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett, Bag of Bones by Stephen King
  • Computer games: Half-Life, Grim Fandango, Fallout 2, Baldur’s Gate, Unreal, Starcraft: Brood War, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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