The actual game "Pimpwars" has its start in 1990, and the author was Paul J. Martino. Paul supported the game for a good many years (until the late 1990's) at which point it has been taken over by other folks, who continue the development.
Paul is happy enough with his work on Pimpwars that he mentions it on his website as one of the programs he worked on in his past. (He has since started his own company, Ahpah Software.)
Current development of Pimpwars is being done by James Coyle of Mystic BBS fame, who is maintaining DOS, Windows and Linux versions of the door. The version called "Pimpwars 32" is a version of Pimpwars to work with Windows; it is a new game.
- Scott, Jason. The BBS Documentary Library.