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Unearthed: Kirschen’s independent Apple II projects

Screenshot of a title screen for the Apple II game "You ... and Doc Possum" running in the Microm8 emulator.

Screenshot of a title screen for the Apple II game “You … and Doc Possum” running in the Microm8 emulator.

Is “Doc Possum” a lost Learning Company game?

After the end of Yaakov Kirschen’s partnership with the Gesher organization, he had an idea for a secular educational game for the Apple II, which he pitched to The Learning Company. Around the same time he also made a few independent demos and experimental software.

Keep reading for more background on Kirschen and The Learning Company, as well as details about each of these programs.

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