Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Old adventure game remakes

If like me you have been weaned on Sierra Online adventure games from the 80s/early 90s then you will rejoice at the news that Infamous Adventures is remaking, as a free download, the second Space Quest game, Vohaul's Revenge with VGA graphics and point-and-click interface (the original had a text parser). This is to be available sometime this year.

Infamous Adventures has already remade King's Quest III in a similar manner (again as a free download) and also intends to work on an original King's Quest title called Kingdom Of Sorrow (taking place between the 2nd and 3rd title of the series).

Another company is also releasing free remakes of classic Sierra titles; called AGD Interactive they have already worked on remakes of King's Quest 1 and 2 and Quest For Glory 2 (one of my favourite games of all time). Again, well worth checking out.

This is a great chance to discover or re-discover these games that shaped adventure games, a genre that sadly today does not enjoy the degree of popularity of other ones but has had enormous influence in contemporary gaming.

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