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While reading Mike McShaffry's book 'Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition' I came upon this:

Exactly seven years from the day he was hired, Mike arranged his escape and in 1997 formed his first company, Tornado Alley. Tornado Alley was a garage start-up whose goal was to create No Grownups Allowed, a massively multiplayer world for children--something that was sure to land Mike and anyone else at Tornado Alley front and center of a Congressional hearing. While No Grownups never left the tarmac, a kid's activity program called Magnadoodle by Mattel Media did, and in record development time.

I was unable to find any more info on this. What was the congressional hearing all about?

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I don't think there ever was one. It's just Mike McShaffry claiming that the game would have gotten him a congressional hearing, had it been developed. I assume he is referring to game violence. –  Lennart Regebro Sep 22 '13 at 11:27
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Reading up on it, I have no clue what he was talking about. There are all kinds of MMOs for kids these days. Probably just bragging about being ahead of his time by inferring some possible future persecution. Totally agree with @LennartRegebro that there was probably no such hearing. –  T.E.D. Sep 22 '13 at 12:03

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