The first time that Cyberdreams producer David Mullich showed author Harlan Ellison a page of the dialogue he'd written for the 1995 game based on his short story "I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream," Ellison asked, "Who wrote this shit?"

When Mullich replied that he had, Ellison got visibly embarrassed and apologised. "No, that's all right," Mullich replied. "It is shit compared to your writing. So, take it and make it better."