Game Title:
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity
Release Date: xx-xx-1998
Release Number:
Part of Series: King's Quest
Previous Game in Series: King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
Designer: Roberta Williams

King's Quest: The Mask Of Eternity is the eighth installment in Roberta Williams' long-running and famous King's Quest series of PC adventure games. This time, you don't play as Sir Graham, but as Connor, who must find pieces of the Mask Of Eternity, which have been scattered throughout the land, to make his homeland of Daventry alive again. Along the way, he encounters danger in many different environments. This is the first installment in the series to be in 3D, and is more of a platformer than the prior installments of the series. It is fueled by point-and-click puzzles and action, none of which are too complicated.  (From Mobygames description)









King's Quest 8 History

Roberta says:

Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.


Markus 5/3/2016


I installed the Game with the new Installer from the Sierra Website.
Everything works fine but when i am in the Game i can't get into the Menu to save etc.

Is there any know Solution?

I haven't found anything by Search.


Hans 4/13/2014
@Debbie You can find an updated installer for KQ8 here:
Debbie Knowles 4/4/2014
Hello Roberta I hope you may be able to help me. I have had all of the King Quest 1 - 8 and love them all first of all. I recently changed computers and forgot that the original Kings Quest Mask of Eternity disc I have was in need of a few patches. One was when he gets the axe and other was picking up the feather. Anyway, I have no way of getting my old files from my old computer and can not get the patches anywhere online. Since you made the game you must have the patches. Oh.. pleae have them. :) If you still have them... pleaseeeeeeeeeeee send them to me?? Pretty please. I love that game and have played it so many time in the past and wanted to play it with my kids. Thank you so much for creating this game. I would appreciate it. Also, please give me you suggestions on other games you have made that are similar.. I would love to play them also. :) Thank you Debbie