They were both management peons at some great corporation. They each relieved the stresses of the workplace by indulging in nonproductive behaviour on their corporate workstations. Playing computer games during their breaks and meal periods was not considered proper behavior by their superiors, and they were fired. They were stripped of their jobs, income, medical care, and prospects of long term survival as punishment for their antosocial behaviour.
They both fell deeply in love, a love bonded by their mutual fondness for a particular computer entertainment, Space Quest. Grandpop was initially drawn to it as the main character shared his name. When their first child was born they named her Roger Wilco in honor of their love and in defiance of the corporate scum who had driven them into the streets. It is a tradition in the Wilco family to name a child in each generation, Roger.
Roger sent his stories for Sierra to make games based on his life, to insure that the original Roger Wilco would play those games fall in love, and insure his own existence.
- ↑ The Space Quest Companion, 2nd Edition, xx