Creator and Executive Producer
Chris Sawyer entered the games industry in 1983, writing games in Z80 machine code. From 1988 to 1993, Chris worked on PC conversions of Amiga games and was involved in many well-known projects, including Virus (1989), Elite Plus (1990), Campaign (1992), Birds of Prey (1992), Dino Dini's Goal (1993), and Frontier Elite2 (1993).
Since 1993, Chris has been developing original games on the PC, the first of which was Transport Tycoon, published by Microprose in 1994, together with a 'World Editor' version of Transport Tycoon in mid-1995, then Transport Tycoon Deluxe at the end of that year. Chris's next big project was RollerCoaster Tycoon, published by Hasbro Interactive early in 1999, followed by two add-on packs Added Attractions/Corkscrew Follies in late 1999 and Loopy Landscapes in September 2000. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 was released through Infogrames in 2002. The long-awaited sequel to Transport Tycoon, Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, was finally completed and released through Atari in October 2004.
Having founded Marjacq Micro in 1984 as the world‘s first games development agency, Jacqui has been an agent for nearly 40 years. She has represented Chris Sawyer and all his creations, Transport Tycoon, Locomotion and Roller Coaster Tycoon for multiple platforms for over 20 years.
Jacqui was not only years ahead of the rest of the industry in striving to establish mature business practices and relationships between developer and publisher but has been at the forefront of this important function of our industry for the past 25 years.