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Hello and welcome to The King's Quest Chronicles, a website about the King's Quest series!

In the summer of 1984, computer giant IBM released a graphical adventure game called King's 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 Sierra 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 adventure games.

This website 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.

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Note: Because this website is still under its early construction stages, most of them are not available yet...

Site news

2003-10-19

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.

2003-02-16

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!
Old News

The history of Sierra Entertainment

Read the fantastic story about one of the most successful and influential computer game companies in existence.

The King's Quest Games

Find everything you can think of about all the games in the King's Quest series.

The King's Quest books

Information about King's Quest-related literature.

Yet to come...

The King's Quest Music

Download and listen to music from- or inspired by the King's Quest games.

Downloads

Various King's Quest-related downloads.

Yet to come...

Miscellaneous Stuff

Various King's Quest-related things

Message Board

Discuss with King's Quest fans all over the world.

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Links

A collection of some of the best other places to go for King's Quest-related information.

Guestbook

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Contact

Comments, suggestions, contributions and questions are very welcome at this early stage in the history of my King's Quest website! You can contact me here!
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Legal disclaimer

This is not an official King's Quest website!
King's Quest is a registered trademark of Sierra Entertainment, Inc. This website is a 100% fan site, and as such, Sierra Entertainment, Inc. is not in any way affiliated with it or its contents. Boxarts, screen captures, photos etc. from Sierra are copyright 2003 Sierra Entertainment, Inc.

Historical facts found on this website are mainly taken from official Sierra Entertainment sources. Please report any errors you know of (or suspect) to the webmaster!

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