I'm extremely excited about Telltale's King's Quest announcement, as KQ is my favorite computer game series of all time (hence the username), and I never in a million years believed that Activision-Blizzard would sanction a new game. I have been following this forum closely since last week's announcement, and I have a lot to say/comment on myself. Unfortunately I have a big exam coming up soon and don't have the time (at the moment) to participate as much as I would like to. Still, I wanted to make a quick post regarding something I feel very strongly about, especially since I haven’t seen it being discussed yet:
I saw the topics regarding Roberta Williams or Jane Jensen's potential involvement, and I truly hope that Telltale has at least attempted to contact them. But I think another person who was instrumental (no pun intended) in creating the “feeling” of King's Quest was composer Mark Seibert. For those of you who aren't aware, Mark was the audio director at Sierra from 1989 to 1999 and contributed to the music of almost every Sierra series in one way or another (King's Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Quest for Glory, Leisure Suit Larry, Conquests of the Longbow/Camelot, Phantasmagoria, you name it). His compositions can be heard in King’s Quest V, VI, VII, and VIII (basically every KQ game with music other than KQIV).
For me, aside from the story and the characters, what really made King’s Quest King’s Quest was the music. It would be awesome if Roberta or Jane were involved with this project, if not as designers then at least as consultants ala Ron Gilbert with Tales. Similarly, I strongly feel that Mark is to King's Quest (and Sierra) as Michael Land is to Monkey Island. It just wouldn't be the same without him.