Will Wright: Hell on Wheels

Before becoming one of the godfathers of game design, Will Wright was apparently also something of a renegade car driver, according to this story appearing in Wired. It’s part of a long series the magazine is doing in relation to the release of the film 32 Hours 7 Minutes by Cory Welles, which is about trying to beat a record set in 1983, crossing the entire country, New York to Santa Monica, in just, you guessed it, 32 hours and 7 minutes. But back to Wright. In 1980, he took part in the race, setting the record that would bested those three short year later. It’s an interesting story, if just because it adds a notch of coolness to game designers (which particularly weren’t consider very hep thirty years ago).