Category Archives: graphic adventure

Larry Laffed: A Documentary Project on Sierra On-Line

Currently looking for funding on Kickstarter is a documentary film project titled Heroes: The History of Sierra On-Line.  The filmmakers have travelled the country securing footage and interviews with those involved, to tell the story of how Sierra On-Line helped revolutionize the PC game industry and created one of the best-loved genres in gaming history: the graphic adventure.

Now they need help in securing financing to assemble the film and polish it up in order to do justice to such a fascinating company and compelling story.  You can kick in some cash at their Kickstarter page, here:

After the jump you can read an interview I conducted with co-producers of the project, Luke Yost and Patrick Clark:
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Image from a Space Quest computer game by Sierra

Two Guys From Andromeda, Together Again

Coming down the ether, otherwise known as Kotaku, comes word that The Two Guys From Andromeda, aka Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, are setting up shop to produce a new space-themed adventure game.  They have a pretty good pedigree for this sort of thing, as they were the creators of the original Space Quest graphical adventure games for Sierra.  The SQ games were truly hilarious, spiritual successors of  the SF comedy Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams, and lampooning a wide spectrum of popular culture.

It’s especially surprising to see Murphy back in the game, so to speak, considering his little-hidden distaste for the industry that chewed him up and spit him out after the 6th and final Space Quest game, Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier, released in 1995.

Details are sketchy at this point, but it does appear that things are pulling together, and the GuysFromAndromeda company is currently hiring talent.  Whether or not the boys are putting together another Space Quest game or some other (ad)venture, one can be assured the laughter will be heard from one end of the galaxy to the other.

For more information on Space Quest and other classic Sierra games, consult your local Dot Eaters article.