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Sierra Releases “King’s Quest – A Hand Painted Game” Dev Diary

Take a look behind the scenes at The Odd Gentlemen’s gorgeous King’s Quest reboot

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Today Sierra released the latest developer diary from the long-awaited King’s Quest remake. The reboot, titled “King’s Quest – A Hand Painted Game,” looks to throw a fresh coat of polish on now quarter century-old classic. The new video offers a look behind the development curtain as Art Director Evan Cagle and Producer Lindsey Rostal of The Odd Gentlemen to see how the artwork of King’s Quest is born on the page before coming to life on screen.

For developer The Odd Gentlemen, creating a fantastic but compelling world true to the spirit of King’s Quest required going back to the lessons of old. “Beginning with 1990’s King’s Quest V, Sierra devised a way for its artists to draw out their ideas in vivid color and detail before scanning them into the game for further polishing.” said the developer in a press release,  “Now, 25 years later, the team is employing a similar technique to give this incredible reimagining of a classic tale the truly stunning storybook look it deserves”.

The first chapter in this episodic reboot King’s Quest is slated to be released later this year as a digital download on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 , Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.

 

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.
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