A Computer Christmas
A Computer Christmas is a software demonstration developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1986. The demo would display animated Christmas scenes set to a Christmas tune with Sierra advertisements mixed in. It was created to promote their games made using the Adventure Game Interpreter engine as well as show off the multimedia capabilities of computers of the day. The program was distributed to computer stores around the country and expected to be played on a demonstration computer in the showroom. In addition to the demo, store owners could include a short store-specific message.
The demos include:
|1||The Christmas Song||A fire burns in a fireplace with a pot of chestnuts laid out in front of it. Filled stockings hang from the mantle, and lights blink on decorated Christmas tree.|
|2||Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer||Santa and his sleigh slowly approach the roof of a house, land on it, and Santa jumps from the sleigh to the chimney.|
|3||Silent Night||A deer in a snowy valley walks to a river and drinks from it as the moon rises in the background.|
|4||[]||A present with the Seirra logo has a marquee on the ribbon advertising King's Quest I, II, and III.|
I never saw this demo in stores, but instead found it nearly 20 years later while searching for various programs that used Sierra's AGI engine.