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Game Title:
The Roberta Williams Anthology
Release Date: xx-xx-1997
Release Number: 1
Series: CD-Rom Era
Designer: Roberta Williams

Description:  A compilation of games created by Sierra game designer and co-founder Roberta Williams. This collection includes the first seven King's Quest games, Mystery House, The Wizard and the Princess, Mission: Asteroid, Time Zone, The Dark Crystal, The Colonel's Bequest, The Dagger of Amon Ra, and Mixed-Up Mother Goose. (The Apple II titles contain an Apple II emulator for Windows that can run them.) Also included as a bonus is the first chapter of the game Phantasmagoria.  Also included are video interviews with Ken and Roberta Williams, and some behind-the-scenes footage of the making of King's Quest 8.  (From Mobygames description)


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.

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 Chris  2/10/2015

The manual in this collection is the real find for Sierra history enthusiasts. Part instructions, part Sierra and Roberta Williams retrospective this file is a must have for anyone interested in the history of Sierra or how some of Roberta''s games came about.

 Andy  2/12/2010

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