Ken and Roberta visit the Odd Gentlemen

News ID: 238
Date: 2014-10-28
Source: Sierra Chest

On October 24, Sierra founders Ken and Roberta Williams visited The Odd Gentlemen, designers of the new King's Quest game, slated for release in 2015. After the Odd Gentlemen revealed the lower-left image on their Twitter feed, the obvious question remained: "So, what did they think of it?". So we asked Ken and here's what he said:


"Both Roberta and I loved the game. Here's the letter that Roberta sent them:

"...To Matt and Lindsey, Bill and Scott,

I, too, wish to thank you for a lovely morning yesterday reliving - to some extent - my old life as a Sierra game designer. I admit that I was a bit skeptical at first, and also somewhat nervous because I haven't been in the computer game industry (notice I call it computer game industry rather than the video game industry; that shows how far back I go!) in too many years to contemplate! But you guys blew me away with your ideas, your creativity and the beauty of the newest King Quest game. But best of all, I could see that you truly are the ones to take King's Quest into the 21st century and reintroduce it to a whole new generation. You totally have it down!

I can't wait to see how it develops, I can't wait to play it myself - and I truly can't wait to see how it blows away the competition!!

Best to you -


Roberta wasn't just being polite. She really did like the game, as did I. The best thing about the game is that they really did get inside of what made the old games so successful and the game feels like a natural successor to the series. They "got it" as to what Roberta was trying to accomplish, and then used today's technology to build the game better than we would have ever thought possible. As we were watching the game, the #1 thought in both our minds was that we couldn't wait to get our own copy and play it, and that's something that rarely happens. Congrats to the team!"

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In addition, Ken showed us another image (lower right) of the meeting, where Roberta looks at game art, shown by designer Matt Korba. The art represents King Graham as he ages throughout the game.

The rumor is that the official announcement of the game, and the first public showing, is coming up next month.

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