So, I'd just gotten over the idea that PC adventure gaming was dead. There won't be another Monkey Island, Bone was kind of disappointing, hell, even Myst is done. Sam & Max is coming but that's a while off yet. Then, a while back a Satire Reader sent me an e-mail wanting to know if I'd heard anything about the Kings Quest fan game. I didn't, and while I enjoyed a few of these fangames (Tierra's KQ I&II remakes were really great), I've never really thrown in with most of them (there WAS a really awful new Space Quest a few years back, but since the Larry Vales series, fan made adventure games through AGS have typically been really awful). So I didn't think anything more about it.
THEN a few months ago, I got ANOTHER e-mail saying that Vivendi Universal had issued a cease and desist against the people who were making it, which was pretty well expected. But NOW I get word that after some talks, Vivendi decided that they weren't going to make another King's Quest anyway, so it's cool?! Wow.
I mean, that's a pretty big step for Vivendi, and pretty cool of them to let this thing go through. Checking out the screenshots it's shaping up very nicely too. It's good to see a company backing off from being overzealously litigous, and it's good news for the fan mod community, which is basically all old school aventure gamers have left.
#3 Posted on 15.12.05 1253.23 Reposted on: 15.12.12 1253.27
Originally posted by ShotGunShepI thought that Sam N' Max 2 was canceled...no?
Lucas Arts let the rights to the game default back to Steve Purcell (the writer of the comic) who is working with a small independant development firm, who is working on completing the game. They (telltalegames.com) are the same ones who did the mediocre first part of the Bone game, which makes me a bit leery, but hopefully they've learned from their mistakes.