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Game Title:
Dragon's Keep
Release Date: xx-xx-1982
Release Number: 1
Series: SierraVenture
Designer: Al Lowe

Description: A children's game designed in the same spirit of the Hi-Res Adventure series (Mission:Asteroid, Mystery House, etc.).  A dragon has captured 16 animals (a dog, a bird, a fish, a turtle, a cat, a squirrel, a rabbit, a pig, a bear, a monkey, a cow, a calf, a hen, a puppy, a frog, and a raccoon) that must be freed.  Starting at your home, you travel to different locations to find all the animals that the dragon has captured. Watch out for the dragon. If you see him, you can't free the animal in the same picture.  Young adventurers simply choose their action from a short list of choices. The adventure world is very small and the animals are easily found by looking everywhere. (From Mobygames)

Alternate Releases:
Dragon's Keep (Yellow Box)
Dragon's Keep (White Box)
Dragon's Keep (Rainbow Box)


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.


Important Links

Dragon's Keep @ Mobygames

Comments

i love dragons keep its a classic they dont make games like this anymore i wish they would because i would keep getting them

 eric surrarrer  10/19/2012

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