Sierra Chest XMas sale!
The Sierra Chest Xmas sale
is up! There are some rare gems among them, such as the AGI release of King's Quest 4, TSN Times Magazines, and even the EGA release of Conquests of the Longbow, among many other items. They can be nice additions to your own collection, and hopefully I can have a bit of a Christmas also with the sales proceeds. Check it out! First come, first serve!
More items to be listed shortly!
Red Baron Arcade is inserted in the Sierra Chest
Take to the skies of the Great War in your trusty tri-plane and rise through the ranks to ultimately become the Ace in the Red Baron's squadron. Designed to put you right in the action, the Red Baron Arcade gameplay allows you to engage the enemy quickly and enjoy the intensity of battle from the very beginning.
Fight alongside the German forces in World War I in Red Baron Arcade's single player mode, featuring 23 missions, ranging from bombing enemy bases, to protecting zeppelins and intense dogfights, taking down legendary aces of the Allied forces. Fly eight different German planes from the robust Albatros D.III to the fast and deadly Fokker D.VII and edit the colors of your planes to your liking. Discover collectables hidden in the levels and earn medals such as the Artillery Spotting Ace Medal and The Oak Leaves Medal.
Red Baron Arcade also offered a multiplayer mode through GameSpy, allowing to chose German or Allied planes and 3 different multiplayer modes: Death Match, Team Death Match or Capture the Blimp, a capture the flag kind of mode. With its simple controls, Red Baron Arcade is a fun and intuitive game to play for both experienced and beginner pilots.
See the game here
Ken and Roberta Williams honored and new King's Quest trailer revealed!
At the Game Awards Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award! Introduced by Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog Studios and following a beautiful tribute to Sierra as a pioneer in the gaming industry, Ken and Roberta came on stage to accept the award in person, gave a speech and thanked the fans. Both appeared very touched by how their legacy still lives so strongly after all these years. It was also a very special and emotional moment for us, Sierra fans, many who followed the event live and commented on the Facebook page of Sierra Chest and Sierra Gamers.
Roberta apologized for not having a new game under development (it's been over 15 years since Mask of Eternity), but then introduced Matt Korba and Lindsey Rostal from The Odd Gentlemen, designers of the new King's Quest. Matt Korba, the lead designer, also gave a speech, stressing how important it is to the development team to have Ken and Roberta's blessing, and gave gamers worldwide a first look at the new King's Quest.
You can see the entire tribute and King's Quest trailer in the video below.
Large discounts at GOG Winter Sale!
The GOG Winter Sale has started! Over 700 games with big discounts, including tons of Sierra titles with 50% discount. Hurry up, it only lasts until December 15!
Check it out here
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers: 20th Anniversary Edition released!
The remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is now available for purchase through GOG
and the Phoenix Online Store
Many reviews have already hit the web and are overall positive.
IGN (7/10): "For those of us weaned on old-school click-and-point adventures (or anyone who wants to experience Sierra On-Line's glory days), there's no question - this is a must-play. The rest of you may be fascinated by its anachronisms, but still be dazzled by its dramatic story and classic puzzles."
AdventureGamers (4.5/5): "Now with crisp, modern-day graphics and sound, the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers remake is a provocative story experience whose aim is to challenge, enlighten, horrify and enthrall. And it succeeds, apart from a few questionable gameplay decisions and a lack of final polish."