Deadspin writer and Chopped champion Drew Magary wrote a new book, The Hike, which comes out next week. Since the novel was inspired by old point-and-click adventure games, we’ve asked Drew to come review the original King’s Quest for Kotaku. Don’t worry: the book is way better. - Jason
It’s a day of release dates, with word coming down that Steamworld Heist arrives for 3DS on December 10 and the second episode of King’s Quest hitting December 16. Steamworld Heist comes to other platforms “later,” and King’s Quest will actually hit PS4 and PS3 a little earlier in the week—December 15.
I took our 5-year-old daughter to see Pixar’s Inside Out a week ago. I wish we had been able to play the new King’s Quest together instead. Like Inside Out, the new King’s Quest is close to a perfect piece of family entertainment. Unlike Inside Out, it would be far less likely to turn a thoughtful, introspective child…
The classic adventure game King's Quest is coming back courtesy of indie studio The Odd Gentleman. And... it looks lovely. Take a look at this debut trailer.
Now that it's officially come back from the dead, Sierra is bringing some of its classic PC games along with it. Activision said in a press release today that its recently-revived subsidiary is working on a new installment in the renowned adventure game series King's Quest.
Before the Oculus Rift and the Kinect, there was a time when the 3-button wheel mouse and NES Zappers ruled the earth. It was a much simpler time. These paintings by artist Heather Martinez are just perfect to take us back a few decades.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.
King's Quest is one of the most storied franchises in adventure game history. It's also a series that, terrible fan-made reboot aside, hasn't been seen since 1998's Mask of Eternity.
Some people say that the only real purpose of Kickstarter is to rejuvenate old genres. I have no problem with this. Especially if it leads to cool projects like Mage's Initiation.
Coming November 15 to an iTunes near you, Arranger is a madcap musical adventure that stitches together a Zelda-style RPG, WarioWare-esque mini-games and King's Quest questing and style into an epic tale of world-saving and saxophone-playing.
What you're looking at is obviously not the official map of The Legend of Zelda; it's what The Legend of Zelda's map looks like to themadjuggler, one of the many contributors to Mapstalgia, a website dedicated to reproducing video game maps from memory.
These days, if you're stuck in a game, you hit the internet. YouTube and GameFAQs are your best friends. Back in the 1990s, things weren't so simple!
Though the front of Sarien.net still says the site hosting classic Sierra PC games has gone dark, its owner, Martin Kool, says that it's secured permission from Activision and will "become an authorized game portal with a bright future."
Kristoffer Zetterstrand's works take traditional painting and smash it head-first into things that aren't traditional painting. Often, that means video games.
When last heard from, those behind a long-in-development, fan-made King's Quest sequel were on the verge of an agreement with Activision allowing them to finally complete their project. This afternoon, that news came. The Silver Lining will finally be completed.
You love a video game and you want a sequel. So you decide, with friends, to make one. A decade passes; your game never gets done. The companies that own the original games have shut you down twice. This is when it might be time for David to agree that Goliath has won.
The team of King's Quest enthusiasts who had, since 2002, been working on an unofficial continuation of the seminal adventure game, have complied with a demand by Activision to cease all development of their game.
Adding Lucasarts adventure games to Steam was a great idea, but adding classic Sierra adventure games to Steam? That's an awesome idea.