Fast forward to 2012, and that small studio is now known as Blizzard Entertainment.
The entertainment juggernaut, behind such blockbusters as World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, is celebrating its past today with the release of a giant interactive timeline, which charts every significant milestone in the company's history.
Obviously, things get a busier the later you go, as the company expands and releases more important products, but there's still room for embarrassing photos of early-90s afros.
For a look at just the games, check out this chart Mike did up earlier in the year.
Blizzard Timeline [Blizzard]