Before we had Syberia, before we had Sam & Max (both times), before we had Full Throttle, we had the old school adventure games from Sierra.
Those who have been playing PC games for a quarter century will remember classic Sierra On-Line titles such as King’s Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry.
While adventure gaming has progressed a long way from those days (and sadly nearly to the point of extinction), revisiting such titles provides a heaping dose of nostalgia.
Rather than digging up your XT and firing up the old DOS, those looking to take a stroll down memory lane can check out Sarien.net, which is currently offering Flash-based renditions of the following Sierra adventures:
- Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter
- Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge
- Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel
- Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
- The Black Cauldron
Site creator Martin Kool has implemented several interface tweaks to enable mouse support and even some form of multiplayer where players can see each other while in the same location.
Activision Blizzard hasn’t commented on Sarien.net, but hopefully the publisher giant will recognize what a tribute this is to its Sierra properties, and perhaps even aid in the development of other classics into Flash.
Now, what about King’s Quest?