Ken Williams

Easter Eggs

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter (Egg id: 7)

- In early versions of the game, type "ken" on the first screen of the game. Ken Williams will appear, complaining how the game was behind schedule. This has been eliminated in later versions.

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter (Egg id: 72)

- When you press the "don't touch" button in the escape pod, you'll wind up in King's Quest 1 and Ken and Roberta Williams commenting about another Space Quest player being eaten by the gators in the moat.


Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge (Egg id: 83)

Read the wall in Vohaul's toilet to find sentences such as "King Graham cross dresses", in reference to the King's Quest series. There is also a reference to Al Lowe and Ken Williams.



Leisure Suit Larry II: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (Egg id: 136)

Have a seat, Mr. and Mrs. Williams

When Larry waits to get a seat at the restaurant, the receptionist first lets all the rich people pass and take a seat, including Mr. and Mrs. Gates (referring to Bill Gates of Microsoft) and Mr. and Mrs. Williams, referring to Ken and Roberta Williams, founders of Sierra On-Line.



Leisure Suit Larry II: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (Egg id: 139)

Hey, you're that guy from Lefty's!

Ken Williams makes cameos in all of Al Lowe's Larry games, and Larry 2 is no exception.




Leisure Suit Larry II: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (Egg id: 319)

Chief Kenneewauwau

Chief Kenneewauwau, father of Kalalau, is a cameo of Ken Williams.



Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (Egg id: 90)

In the programming cubicles at ScumSoft, there are two guys walking up and down, whipping the workers. These are Ken Williams and Rick Cavin, who was head of production at the time.



Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (Egg id: 92)

At the end of the game Roger Wilco and the Andromedans land at the Sierra offices in Oakhurst. Ken Williams greets them and hires both Andromedans as programmers.




Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of Pulsating Pectorals (Egg id: 318)

Chairman Kenneth of Natives Inc, who was formerly chief Kenneewauwau in Leisure Suit Larry 2, Larry's dad in law, is a cameo of Ken Williams.



Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (VGA) (Egg id: 268)

Ken Williams makes a second cameo at the very end of the game, promoting other games in the Leisure Suit Larry series.



Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (VGA) (Egg id: 29)

- Look at ther moose in Lefty's bar for a reference to King's Quest 3

- Ken Williams, the game's executive producer and founder and CEO of Sierra has a cameo in Lefty's bar. Notice the third person on the left with the moustache.



Leisure Suit Larry VI: Shape Up or Slip Out (Egg id: 314)

Ken Williams as usual made a cameo. Here you find him floating in the pool at the bar.



Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (Egg id: 246)

As with practically any Al Lowe game, Al put in a cameo of Sierra founder and CEO Ken Williams. In Freddy Pharkas, Ken has the role of Kenny the Kid.



Police Quest IV: Open Season (Egg id: 35)

When looking at your desk in your office, look at the desk to your left for a reference to Ken Williams, founder of Sierra On-Line (who indeed moved to Seattle when Sierra opened its new headquarters there).



Leisure Suit Larry VII: Love for Sail! (Egg id: 149)

Security zone portraits

The people portrayed in the security zone before the employee area are:
Top row left to right: Walter Forbes, former US president Bill Clinton, Mike Brochu (president of Sierra for a while), Randy Dersham and Jeff Tunnell (co-founder of Dynamix)
Second row left to right: Ken Williams (founder and CEO of Sierra), Jerry Bowerman, Scott Lynch (SVP Sierra Studios), Ron Stevens and Craig Alexander



Leisure Suit Larry VII: Love for Sail! (Egg id: 320)

Rod, the handsome sailor who entertains the many children on the P.M.S. Bouncy by making balloon animals, is Ken Williams.



Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded (Egg id: 290)

Founder and former CEO of Sierra On-Line, Ken Williams, who also had a cameo in Lefty's in the original AGI Larry 1 and its 1991 VGA remake (as well as most other Larry games), is once again present in Lefty's Bar