I was only partially raised by my parents. They taught me some things: tying shoelaces, manners, the gentlemen's sport of cricket. But growing up alongside Sierra adventure games, they taught me pretty much everything else, from asinine grammar to correct police procedure to the very alarming fact that almost…
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.
Sierra Interactive used to be one of the great developers (and publishers) in the world of PC gaming. They've been dead for a while now, but this teaser website put up by Activision suggests a return (at GamesCom) is imminent.
The man known as the Lazy Game Reviewer was given by a viewer an old copy of the 1997 combat flight sim Red Baron 2 for the PC, and inside was a coupon for 75 cents off a Red Baron frozen pizza.
Nothing says "get hype" like this trailer for Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh, a seemingly endless quick-cut montage of deliciously cheesy FMV acting with no context or sense of narrative or character.
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.
Will we ever get enough of Persona? The concept might sound bizarre—hardcore RPG meets lighthearted school simulator?—but the results are spectacular.
It may not be my favourite game of all time, but Sierra's classic Quest For Glory II certainly comes close. It's not the funniest game, or the most enjoyable, but it's part of a series in which the player's sense of place in a living world was almost absolute.
Plenty of adventure game developers have recently reunited to create new games, usually funded via Kickstarter. At first glance, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe are no different. The two men created the classic Space Quest PC games, and eventually parted ways. Now, they're on Kickstarter raising money for a new game…
Yessss. As of today, you can buy all five classic Quest for Glory adventure/RPGs from GOG.com for ten bucks. Worth it if only to hear one of Jennifer Hale's early game voiceover performances.
Adventure games have changed a lot over the past twenty years. And now, thanks largely to Tim Schafer's super-successful 3.4-million-dollar Kickstarter, we're about to get a whole lot more of them.
A copy of the On-Line Systems' 1981 Apple II game Softporn Adventure is about to sell on eBay, and you could still be the one to walk off with it!
Some of the world's greatest paintings collide with some of the world's greatest adventure games in this collection by Aled Lewis.
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!
In the opening moments of 1999's Homeworld, you get to see the end of the world. Watch helplessly as an entire planet, and everybody on it, is burned to a cinder.
There are few more storied franchises in adventure gaming than Sierra's Police Quest series, which in the late 80's and early 90's was home to some of the grittiest, most realistic and yet most rewarding games around.
Even with a recent resurgence of sorts, the time when true adventure gaming was a blockbuster genre is well and truly past. Those interested in re-living that past, or in finding out what all the fuss was about, can check out Hardcore Gaming 101's Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures.
Sarien.net is formerly the site where you could play, for free, classic Sierra games, such as Police Quest, in your browser. We say "formerly" because Activision owns that stuff now, and its lawyer-mans sent them a letter.