I hope that this game is successful and that the Sierra alumni get financial backing and support on original projects as a result. Maybe, if these projects are successful, it might even jolt the Queen of Adventure Gaming, Mrs. Roberta Williams, herself out of quiet retirement. The world of adventure gaming needs her innovative mind at work once more, and it's been far too long since we've heard from her. Now getting Roberta back in the game might seem to be a hope against hope, BUT, five years ago, could anyone have foreseen this level of renewed adventure game interest, let alone this much Sierra adventure game related activity and interest? I see this as being a time where anything is possible--I am an optimist.
Five or six years ago, Sierra and it's adventure games seemed totally dead and buried outside of fan games and our memories; The developers of the classics we love were seemingly retired for good, great adventure gaming seemed a thing of the past, relegated to a tiny niche market...But now we have a good number of the greatest Sierra designers and writers out working on new adventure games, we have on our hands probably the most interest in the adventure genre since the late '90s, we have Telltale working on a new, official KQ game that won't be a total perversion (ala Vivendi's LSL sequels), it's a damn good time to be a Sierra or adventure game fan.
Long live the legacy of Sierra, and long may this revival last! I wish nothing but success to Jane Jensen, Al Lowe, the Two Guys from Andromeda, Josh Mandel, and any and all Sierra alumni who have put themselves back into the game. And I thank them all for the treasures and memories they helped give us in the past through their creativity.
And in closing, I thank ALL of the fan game groups who have kept Sierra's spirit alive throughout these long years--AGDI, Phoenix, IA, and every fan who ever penned a fan story or did a piece of fan art. All of you are as much responsible for this revival as any Kickstarter campaign could ever be.
Merlin: You brought me back. Your love brought me back. Back to where you are now. In the land of dreams.
Last edited by Anakin Skywalker; 04/26/2012 at 07:29 pm.