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    King's Quest I (FREE from AGDI)


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    Post by genkicoll Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:06 pm

    King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown
    FREE from Adventure Game Downloads Interactive

    Series links:
    King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown, King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones, King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

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    Adventure Game Downloads Interactive

    King's Quest I: Quest
    for the Crown, a revolutionary game designed by Roberta Williams and
    first released in 1984, epitomizes the classic adventure gaming
    experience. This game was the first of its kind which allowed the player
    to interact in an entirely original 2.5D world, and can be credited as
    the game that started graphic adventure gaming on the PC. Though the
    original AGI parser-based version is outdated and primitive-looking by
    today's gaming standards, in 1984 it was revolutionary. King's Quest I
    was not only groundbreaking, but also history in the making. It was
    followed by seven sequels bearing the King's Quest title.

    In 1990, Sierra released a remake
    of King's Quest I, taking advantage of newer technology and graphics
    (using their SCI engine, 16 color EGA graphics, sound card, and mouse
    support). Unfortunately, this version ended up being a total market
    failure. As a result, it was highly unlikely that Sierra ever had
    thoughts of making an even further updated Point-and-Click version of
    King's Quest I to match later games in the series. This is where we at
    AGDI decided to step in. Our aim was to remake King's Quest I: Quest for
    the Crown to the same level of quality as seen in Sierra's King's Quest
    V. We believe that the enhanced gaming experience for fans has
    justified our months of unpaid hard work.

    Our understanding is that the big
    companies stopped focusing on the adventure genre because, given the
    huge budget required to produce adventure games, it didn't prove as
    lucrative as other genres which were faster and cheaper to develop. Yet,
    we're hoping that by bringing back such classics adventure titles, we
    can prove that there is still huge fan interest in Point-and-Click
    adventure games and a successful market out there. This is our
    contribution to try to bring classic adventure games, as we used to know
    them, back to public attention, providing an alternative gaming
    experience for players who prefer to use their brains to solve puzzles
    over quick reflexes.

    During the first month of AGDI
    releasing our King's Quest I remake in August, 2001, over 5,000 copies
    were downloaded! In the first year, that number jumped to nearly half a
    million. The first add-on voice pack was downloaded hundreds of times in
    a period of just a few days, and thousands of times over the span of
    several months! It's obvious that there are still numerous adventure
    gaming fans, around the world, yearning to play more titles from this
    fantastic genre. AGDI's King's Quest I remake, and all of our future
    projects, are our gift to the fans of the adventure gaming community.

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