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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Saturday 16 February 2013

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Today is Roberta Williams’s 60th birthday (happy birthday!), so here’s a scene from Mystery House. (Good thing Sierra started hiring real artists to do the graphics afterwards.)

     

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We’re all waiting for Mask of Eternity 2 Kickstarter.

     

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I’d take that over TSL any day. MoE was a fine game—it didn’t have much to do with King’s Quest, but it was a fine game anyway.

(However, no Kickstarter. The Williamses are filthy rich, they can fund the game themselves.)

     

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diego - 16 February 2013 11:19 AM

We’re all waiting for Mask of Eternity 2 Kickstarter.

Too funny, Diego.  Smile I hated KQ8. I got past the stupid skeletons, but that’s about it. The action was too hard for me. And Sierra had lied to us gamers about KQ8. Another level of adventuring… HA!

     

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Kurufinwe - actually, I agree. MoE wasn’t really a KQ game, but I think it was pretty good when taken on its own merits. If it had been shipped as an original IP I think it would have a (small) cult following by now. As it is, it just gets a lot of hate from KQ fans.

     
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Kurufinwe - 16 February 2013 11:11 AM

Good thing Sierra started hiring real artists to do the graphics afterwards.

Yeah! Smile If they had gotten them earlier, Mystery House might have looked like this:

(from the history of Japanese port/remakes/translations of Mystery House)

Advie - 16 February 2013 11:48 AM

Ken and Roberta (Archived) Video talking about Sierra’s Beginning and Mystery house

That was cool to see. Here is another Youtube bit on the birth of Sierra and Mystery House.

     
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I think Phantasmagoria is a decent game, too. Not a very good one, but passable and enjoyable enough.

Never played KQ8, but I agree that if it weren’t named “KQ” it might have been received better or differently.

     
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Happy birthday Roberta!

Here’s the most recent picture of her from the SpaceVenture Kickstarter last year.



She looks like she’s still full of pep and vigor, come on woman - make a comeback!!!!

     
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Here’s the Russian article on today’s occasion. You can use Google Translate for a rough translation. Some interesting pics. Tongue

     

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thejobloshow - 16 February 2013 06:01 PM

Happy birthday Roberta!

Here’s the most recent picture of her from the SpaceVenture Kickstarter last year.



She looks like she’s still full of pep and vigor, come on woman - make a comeback!!!!

LOL I remember that. The MS Painted text in that photo was laughably bad. Why didn’t she just print or write the message herself?

Oh, and Ken looks a bit…intimidating here.

     
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diego - 16 February 2013 06:03 PM

Some interesting pics. Tongue

You mean like the cover of Softporn Adventure? Tongue I also just learned that RW posed topless for it (with strategically placed hot tub bubbles, of course). Gasp

     
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i think if she is to see this thread, maybe some posts would be considered inappropriate !

     
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Someone should do a Kickstarter for Mystery House 2. I’d pledge!

     
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Crap! She’s almost as old as I am! Don’t remember this game. Didn’t discover games until KQ1 in 1984. I was amazed at the “high quality” of the graphics as they played out on my 12” RGB monitor. Didn’t much care for the need to re-insert my 5.25” floppy on an irregular basis as a form of copy protection. The thought that it has been 29 years since I played my first game is somewhat disconcerting. But I’m glad it was an RW game.

     

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