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October 2, 2006 at 6:40 pm #28879
how do i contact roberta williams
is it possible to email her at all?
so many questions to ask about the greatest game ever made “colonels bequest”
October 3, 2006 at 1:55 am #28880
Well posting here is a good start, since it is moderated and read by the man himself, Ken Williams. But do not be offended if you do not get a response. That is a chapter of her life that she may be too busy to discuss, what with her taking up writing and all. I hope you get in touch with her someday though!
I agree, The Colonel’s Bequest was a masterful gmae!
October 3, 2006 at 6:21 am #28881
Posting here is the only way I can think of to “get a message” to Roberta.
We’re in Ireland now, where she is doing research for a book she is working on.. When she focuses on something, she REALLY focuses. When I see an interesting message, I talk her into reading it over my shoulder, but generally, she isn’t thinking any thoughts except about her current project.
Colonel’s Bequest was also one of her favorite projects.
April 24, 2022 at 3:24 pm #44545John goetzGuest
I’m hoping that Ken or Roberta still check this. I’m doing a documentary on the original advent on pc games from the late 80s deep into the late 90s. I’m sending out feelers where I can, and this happens to be one of them. I have a contact number at xxx-xxxx. Ken, if you’re reading this still, I would really love to get in contact with you. You shaped my childhood and I think the world needs to hear how you and Sierra basically invented interactive gaming.
June 12, 2022 at 6:45 am #44711
Hi John — email me at: ken at cygnusentertainment.com
June 12, 2022 at 6:43 am #44709Ben ChecolaGuest
Hello Roberta and Ken! You guys did some great stuff and it sounds like you’re working on more. I just wanted to add in my gratitude for developing these games. They brought me and my mother together in hard times. KQ pretty much taught me how to read and KQ3 is the reason I went into game development. You two are inspiring. I hope your trips inspire more of your creations. Cheers!
August 29, 2022 at 6:35 am #44873Lisa WagnerGuest
Hi, I just finished going through the game I broke my teeth on kings quests 1. I want to thank you all for creating a game that made me love gaming and just brought the stories i had been reading to life for me with me being the main character. It was awesome for my young self at the time. Later on I would get to read JRR Tolkien and my love of fantasy would grow even more. Had I not played kings quest not sure JRR Tolkien would have interested me or if I would have even learnt about the DnD industry. Thank you once again and to Roberta you Rock as a female in the industry that is very much even now male dominated. Still at nearly 50 correct gamers when they think I am guy playing 😛
September 21, 2022 at 6:27 am #44942JustinGuest
this message is for Ken or Roberta, and relates to Sierra’s Gabriel Knight III: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned. I’m trying to track down the IP owners of the game, and am not sure who it belongs to given how many acquisitions and changes and the like Sierra went through, according to the Wiki page. I’m trying to see if I can purchase a license for the game and use it in school. Could you please contact me? I’ve left my email in the respective box for that purpose.
Thank you kindly for your time,
September 21, 2022 at 6:29 am #44944
Hi Justin: I don’t have your email address, so I’ll answer here. Like you, I am not sure who owns the IP these days. My guess is Activision. Jane Jenson is still writing and was able to get a Gabriel Knight license (I think), so she would be great to talk to, if you could hunt her down.
Best wishes! – Ken W
September 22, 2022 at 7:14 am #44945JustinGuest
Thank you very kindly for your help, Ken, I appreciate it! I will find her (I hope); I’m sure with her prestige in such work she has some contact somewhere. All the best!
September 29, 2022 at 3:39 pm #44972KevinGuest
Hi Ken and Roberta, I hope you are well. I’m sure you are both extremely busy but if you did have an opportunity to read this, I would be ecstatic.
My sister and I grew up playing Kings Quest introduced to us by our dad. We had so much fun playing these titles, it introduced us to gaming and I dare say helped to develop us with the inquisitive and logical mindsets we both possess today.
Last year I started a game development studio, very small scale but we launched our first puzzle game in virtual reality. We have had so much fun creating this and I now know I want to do this full time. I’m giving up the day job in finance and pursuing my dreams. We are considering our next venture and whilst enjoying a cold beer after showcasing the latest update to our game at EGX in London, my team were discussing what our first experiences of gaming were and what shaped our childhood.
Without hesitation my immediate response was Kings quest!
Another beer later and reminiscing the hours spent on your games, it got us thinking, what if we could revive the old Kings quest games and share this with the youth of today.
I know it is most likely a very long shot and likely the IP now sits with Activision, but I wanted to reach out as we would be extremely keen to revive King Graham and build a truly compelling adventure game for a new audience.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this and perhaps any advice you’d give for us to contact Activision on this venture.
All the very best
September 29, 2022 at 3:44 pm #44974
We would love to see another King’s Quest, and hopefully with Microsoft’s (pending) acquisition of Activision it can happen.
All rights are currently held by Activision who isn’t doing anything with them, as far as I know. Microsoft may have a different philosophy.
My strong suspicion is that after paying billions for Activision, Microsoft is not going to license any rights to anyone anytime soon. They’ll want time to study all that Activision owns and build a strategy. So .. realistically, I don’t think there is any chance you’d be able to do King’s Quest.
Anyway .. you now know all I know. Good luck with your new studio!
November 3, 2022 at 7:35 pm #45045KamiGuest
Hello Roberta and Ken!
I am a student studying Computer Simulation and Gaming in my last year of college. My professor who has guided me so much through this program has told me about you guys and what you have meant to the industry and her own work as a professional in this field. We have an annual conference at our university centered around game design and technology that invites people in the industry to speak either in person or virtually to our students and local professionals and we would be honored if you would consider speaking at our event next April. If you would possibly be free and interested, I would love to send you a link to our sign-ups for more information!
Either way, thank you for all of your work and hope you are having a great day!
November 3, 2022 at 7:38 pm #45047
Where are you located? Generally speaking we don’t do any speaking. I’ve done a few things over the year, but not very many, and only when it happened to be where we were. We would never charge anyone for an event, but like I said .. we never do them.
November 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm #45062KamiGuest
We’re located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you would somehow be near Tulsa on April 14th of next year or be interested in attending virtually, we would love to have you but thank you so much for responding!
December 21, 2022 at 5:23 pm #45216MaryGuest
Hi Roberta and Ken
My name is Mary and I am 33 years old from Australia.
I just wanted to send you both a note to say thank you so much for the brilliant games you created.
I have so many fond memories of watching my dad play ‘King’s Quest’ and ‘Quest for Glory – So You Want to be a Hero’. I also have some not so fond memories like accidentally saving over one of my dad’s game files when he was very close to completion… but he forgave me and we started again together.
I absolutely loved and treasured your games. Thank you so much for your vision and for bringing so much joy to my childhood.
Hoping you are both enjoying being retired – merry Christmas to you both.
December 21, 2022 at 5:23 pm #45219
January 21, 2023 at 6:12 am #45342Dan KellyGuest
Hi Ken (if you’re still here)
Is there a way I could get yours and Roberta’s autograph? Sierra Games were a big part of my formative years and im currently about half way through your book which is bringing all the memories back. Ive a particular fondness for Kings Quest 3 which, along with a 2nd hand Atari ST, were among my few merge possessions when I first left home. I’d love to get an original KQ3 box framed and if I could display your autographs with it that would be great.
Happy to pay any postage obviously
If you can help, my email address is Maxheadroom at windowslive dot com
January 21, 2023 at 6:28 am #45350
Roberta and I are in Mexico now. It’s tricky to get anything in and out. There are times we do autographs, but really have no current plans. We did just ship a game and probably should do a round of autographs. I’ll ask Roberta what she thinks. In any event, we’re not back home until May, so it is impossible now. We travel so much that unless something can be one via email, we can’t do it. Sorry.
January 26, 2023 at 2:50 pm #45386Nick BaughGuest
40-year old fanboy (fanman?) here.
I grew up being forced to watch my older brother play (re:babysitting) Sierra all summer long, allowed only to contribute when able to detect something that he could not.
You made my childhood, and everything with your names behind it joyously revered.
Nick Mike Jack Baugh
January 26, 2023 at 2:50 pm #45369Dan KellyGuest
Thanks Ken, understood. Waited 30 years so no rush :). Would be nice to have something for my 50th in June so may check back then (if you don’t mind. I wont bother you beyond that)