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For anyone who is interested, I have written a novel about the death of the adventure game – or, more accurately, about the hostile takeover of one of the world’s most popular computer gaming company in the mid 90s. It will be published this Fall, but in the meantime I will be serializing the first third to a half of it, one chapter every week, at http://www.gamequestnovel.com. I hope you’ll check it out. The first chapter is up now and so far I’ve gotten great feedback.
While Game Quest is obviously inspired by a lot of crazy things that went on at that time of history (the death of the adventure game, the rise of the Internet, 1st person action shooters, girl-gaming, etc…) it’s not intended to represent any of those institutions, characters or events as they really happened. I saw a good backdrop for a story and wanted to tell that story without reality (which can be boring) getting in the way, while still paying tribute to a fascinating & inspiring part of gaming history.
I am a VERY long time Sierra and adventure game fan. When I was young I wanted to work at Sierra, but seeing as they probably didn’t hire 12 year olds from other countries, I turned my creative outlets to writing. I think writing this book has helped satiate that desire.