Free King's Quest tribute sees light of day after 9 years
Monday 05 July 2010
After nine years in development and two cease and desist requests from copyright owners, a free fan-made computer game
The Silver Lining is finally ready for release on July 10.
King's Quest was a long-running and dearly loved adventure game series, starting in 1980 with a prequel called Wizard and the Princess and ending in 1998 with King's Quest: Mask of Eternity (sometimes referred to as King's Quest VIII).
Mask of Eternity was a disappointment to many fans who had grown fond of the King's Quest graphical style and were not pleased by its transition from to the 3D action genre.
So it was that The Silver Lining was born. Though they aren't allowed to call it 'King's Quest IX', volunteers at Phoenix Online Studios always intended it to bring the King's Quest series to a more satisfactory conclusion.
Despite its long history, project director Cesar Bittar wanted to make The Silver Lining accessible to newcomers as well, keeping up with storytelling innovations in other games such as PC game The Longest Journey and its PC & Xbox sequel Dreamfall, and using his team's collective experience in the film and video game industries.
Now that current rights holders Activision have given their permission, Episode One of The Silver Lining will be made available from July 10 at TSL-game.com.
Life & Style blogs
Men in tights: getting to the bottom of the latest trend
Snapchat removed the Best Friends list feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Night Nurse could put drivers over new drug limit
Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests
Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a well established websit...
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A skilled .NET developer with e...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company are cur...