The full interview can be read here.
And then YoYo Games came?
“Well that’s a nice story. I was approached by Atari America. They wanted a game creator tool offer on their website to attract people and hold. The negotiations were energetic. They sent me a signed contract. That was on my desk waiting for my autograph when I was approached by former Xbox boss Sandy Duncan. He started with a number of industry heavyweights YoYo Games and asked if I wanted to come with Game Maker thereto. “
Wow, before YoYo Games wanted to buy Game Maker, Atari wanted to buy Game Maker.