“Kim Korkar Bilgisayardan? – Visual Basic” (“Who’s Afraid of Computers? – Visual Basic”) is a computer language programming book that I have written for students and amateur programmers. It was published in February 1997 by Pusula Yayıncılık, as an introduction to Microsoft’s then-popular rapid application development tool; Visual Basic 4.0.
(Illustration: “Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool”,
by Gustave Doré – © University at Buffalo Libraries)
Though it was a phenomenal technical achievement in terms of setting the bar for game development in Turkey by the early 1990s, thanks to problematic distribution channel and no media support, it was a commercial failure. Only a few hundred copies were sold! And, as far as I know, none of them have survived. It is a game that is no longer known to exist in any private collections or public archives. Long lost and forgotten… Until now!