|The past and present of video games are colliding: The creators of Sierra are bringing a classic text adventure game to virtual reality|
The past and present of video games are coming together: A seminal text adventure game is coming to VR, thanks to Sierra creators
Ken and Roberta Williams, two of the most influential characters in video game history, have brought their original 1976 scripted Colossal Cave Adventure to virtual reality as well as Mac and Windows PCs.
It sounds easy when I say it, doesn’t it? Then I remind you that the game in question is:
Then I remind you that Roberta and Ken have retired for 25 years.
Then let me remind you – when Roberta and Ken created Kings Quest and The Phantom, they were considered the first graphic adventure games in Mystery Quest and founded the legendary gaming company Sierra, from The Incredible Machine to Retirement Suite Larry. Till now everything was revealed – they are actually Losal Cave Adventure, also known as Adventure, also known as Adventure. It’s just a game that inspires them.
So, to say the least, it’s an interesting twist on a wide range of events in the nearly 50-year history of video games, from games that were originally played on mainstream PCs to Oculus Quest 2, Roberta and Ken. But why? Roberta Williams explained to PC Gamer, “Why he was upset and he suggested writing a book about Sierra. The process of writing the book brought back the long-forgotten memory that led Ken to learn Unity and create a game.”
I would say I don’t know what will happen – if their new company Cygnus Entertainment doesn’t release a strip-down trailer, you can watch it here:
Cygnus currently has 12 full-time staff working on the games. “It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the groundbreaking work of Kane and Roberta Williams, a former YouTube employee named Metal Jesus sat down with them last week for a wide-ranging retrospective. I recommend giving him a watch:
If you want to try the original Colossal Cave Adventure (which may not be technically your first text adventure game) you can play it online here.
Thanks for all the games, Roberta and Ken. I grew up with Kings Quest, Dr. Brain, Quest for Glory, and more, and I probably wouldn’t be here without them.
Source: Sean Hollister, The Verge, Direct News 99