I only knew about the Jim Walls Police Quest games which, as @dogsarecool stated, are cute for their absolute adherence to rules as being important for everyone’s safety. They communicate an ideal world where the police are actually around to protect people and have rules to check them and ensure that their power comes with accountability and responsibility (essentially, the very ethos that Gates loathed).
That the architect of the LAPD’s most infamous period was somehow thought of as a good consultant for game development is wild, as is the notion that the person who led party-heavy Sierra was into the Rush Limbaugh show. The only thing more surprising was that Gates was also the creator of D.A.R.E., which blows my mind because that program stuck around long enough that I was still doing it in 2003, and I think only went away in the past decade or so, at least in my neck of New York. I would have thought schools and police departments would have jumped ship for, well, literally any other anti-drug curriculum that wasn’t attached to someone who had very publicly proven himself to be horrid.
Thanks for this fantastic read.