November 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm #29656Lynn,WillerParticipant
I go way back to “internet-like” gaming on the old PLATO system back in the mid-70s. There were games on it like Dungeons and Dragons, a 3D star Trek game, yes interactive, a Trek “take over the universe” Conquest, plus many other goodies including chat (Talkomatic) and email (Notes), everything on this system reflects whats happening today with the internet. Google PLATO and ye shall find more perhaps a system working today thru the internet you could tap into what was then today even!
I still have Phatasmagoria and still…NOT played yet, gotta do it. LSL, Al Lowe picked up the rights so he’s back working LSL right. He has a daily joke email, hope you get it.
to nab his free joke stuff, just send a blank email.
Activision has opened up the Sierra website, looks like they may bring back the old classics with a lead into new connecting titles to them, I wondered if you guys had any enfluence into this at all but there ya goes.
cya in the forums
November 4, 2014 at 12:09 am #29657rudy_marchant,rudy_marchant_hotmail_comParticipant
Al Lowe did not pick up the rights of LS, Codemasters did in late 2008, after which they released the disastrous Box Office Bust. Replay Games was then allowed to use the rights to remake Leisure Suit Larry 1, following a Kickstarter 2012. Al Lowe and Josh Mandel were part of the Replay Games development team, but left the company (along with the bulk of the other employees and volunteers) when the game was released as the result of an internal dispute. Right now the rights are still in the hands of Codemasters and the future of Larry is unknown. Al Lowe went back into retirement and doesn’t own the rights.
And yes, Sierra is back, sort of. Activision revived the Sierra brand in August – it will serve as the brand name for indie games and to bring back some of the classic series. So far they’ve announced Geometry Wars 3 (to be released this month as the first title with the Sierra name) and a new King’s Quest (developed by the Odd Gentlemen and expected for release in 2015). While Ken and Roberta have no direct involvement in the development, they did visit the developers about a week ago to see what they were working on and, according to Ken, loved what they saw, so we’re very much looking forward to more information on this new King’s Quest game.
And yes, you SHOULD play Phantasmagoria :-).