At first I wanted to say that this story is inspiring… but if I were to use their methods today and took another game to use as my first steps, I would most likely be in trouble with the copyright. I also want to say that ‘things were simpler back then’ but today we have social media and Steam where we can advertise and publish our creations much easier.
Still this story can be inspiring in a different way. A bunch of regular guys designing a game in a regular room with regular equipment. Working towards their dream, making things happen. Read on http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/10/stay-awhile-and-listen-book/?cid=co13879964