and welcome to The King's Quest Chronicles, a website about the
In the summer
of 1984, computer giant IBM released a graphical adventure game called
Quest as a demonstration product for their new home computer, the PCjr.
The game was produced by the then young and small computer game company
On-Line, founded five years earlier by Ken and Roberta Williams
and located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, USA. With its
16-color graphics with fluent animation and three-channel sound, it was
completely unlike any previous adventure game ever made. It would have
been a huge success if not the PCjr proved to be a failure. Later on however,
the Tandy 1000 and then the IBM PC, up until then only viewed as a serious
business tool, made the game a bestseller. Sierra On-Line grew to become
one of the most powerful and innovative companies in the computer game
industry. The King's Quest game had several sequels and became the longest
and best selling adventure game series ever with more than seven million
copies sold all over the world. Its creator, Roberta Williams, got to be
known as the "queen of adventure gaming" and repeatedly redefined the industry
standards by introducing new and daring technological innovations in almost
every new game she made. The King's Quest series was pioneering in the
use of such features as the famous third person view, IBM PC support, digital
sound cards, CD-ROM technology, live cell animation and real time 3D in
is a tribute to all the people behind those games, as well as to the games
themselves. It is also a document of an important chapter in computer gaming
history and a source of useful, interesting and fun information for any
fan of the King's Quest series or of adventure gaming in general.
subject that interests you from the list below:
this website is still under its early construction stages, most of them
are not available yet...
Wow! You must have thought this website was abandoned. But it most certainly isn't! I would at least have the decency to tell you if I intended to. This much-awaited update comes with some new pages and several fixes:
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride page
A badly needed update of the links page.
Syntax Error page updated (now with a working link to the show).
Fixes on the Roberta Williams Biography page, and a few additional fixes here and there.
Today Roberta Williams celebrates her 50'th birthday!!! And what other day could be better for another update of the website? Here is what you can now find in the Miscellaneous Stuff section:
A Roberta Williams Biography. Happy Birthday Roberta!