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    • #26061 Reply


      Will there be a phantasmagoria 3 or phantasmagoria remake?

      I love this game. 🙂

      Best regards,


    • #26062 Reply

      I'd love it — but, probably not…   

      -Ken W

    • #26063 Reply

      I know it's a long shot but have you ever thought of doing a kickstarter to get the funds for Phanstasmaorgia 3?

      My only worry is it'd lose it's charm and become some kind of 3d game like today when i'm looking for the good ol' 2d and FMV. I'm stuck in my old ways   

    • #26064 Reply

      I would love to see a Phantasmagoria 3! Especially if it was more like Roberta's Phantasmagoria 1.

      My guess is that it will never happen, but I don't completely understand why not. Phantasmagoria was a huge hit for us. It was killed by the acquisition of Sierra. It's a long story, the short version of which is that the company who acquired us had people in their sales organization who disagreed with the content in Phantasmagoria on religious grounds. Basically, they didn't push it, and without a sales/marketing effort the game stopped selling prematurely. 

      I've thought about doing a Kickstarter to do another Phantasmagoria style game, or simply calling Activision (or, whoever owns the rights these days) to ask if they'd fund the game .. or, simply funding it ourselves. But … at this point Roberta and I are happily retired. We miss doing games, but we don't miss having to stay put for years to build a game. We like travel too much!

      -Ken W

    • #38645 Reply

      Wow! Ken williams himself answering that! Waiting for his book next month.

      It would be amazing to see that kickstarter. Phantasmagoria was an awsome game, ahead of his time and mind blowing.

      Hope you two make a game (or more than one) again

    • #39218 Reply

      A third Phantasmagoria game would be good. Since Ken & Roberta have that boat, perhaps it could be related to the sea. Maybe aboard an abandoned cruise ship that had been sending out a distress signal for weeks, and some retired cop-turned-shrimper (more of a hobby than a career) receives the distress call. Something evil is lurking below.

    • #42109 Reply

      Somehow hoping this would ever happen… remake would be fine (even if it were just making the original work on recent os) however a number 3 would be super!

    • #42896 Reply
      Jelena Koivumäki

      Oh yes, I’d love to see green lights for Phantasmagoria 3. I really love both of the original ones, aPoF especially (I’m actually playing it right now!). I’ve been a Sierra fan ever since I got my first 386 and been playing Sierra games ever since – nearly every single day of my life. And I’m not ashamed to tell you this, even though I’ll turn 39 next month! 😀

      There are several other titles I’d love to see new games in: Laura Bow, Quest for Glory, Leisure Suit Larry, Krondor, Space Quest… gosh, I love them all. 🙂

      Greetings from Finland, I’m really looking forward to any possible new “Sierra” games! Hi to any ex-Sierra people, you’re the best! 😀

    • #42974 Reply
      Oliver Weiß

      I come from Germany and Phantasmagoria 1 from Roberta Willams was a great Game. I love it so much. Thats that the Horror that i love.
      I have play it with 16 Years the First Time.
      It was very difficult for me. My parents always kept an eye on me. But he Story was soooo great and
      exciting. I have play it in 3 Days.
      Today I still have the original packaging from back then. And i play it with my Dosbox or a Windowsinstaller. Thanks.

      I wish a new Game from Roberta and Ken!!!! Please Ken and Roberta 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • #43619 Reply

      Was there any drawn up plans for a Phantasmagoria 3? Any round table talk about plot that can be shared with us?

      I think I read someplace that Roberta was inspired by the Shining. Wonder what her other influences were for the first game.

    • #43633 Reply
      Ken Williams

      Was there any drawn up plans for a Phantasmagoria 3? Any round table talk about plot that can be shared with us?

      Roberta and I have talked many times about “What comes next?”

      A lot will depend on if people like the game I am working on now, and if I can convince Activision to let me use some of the old series.

      We’ve put no energy into thinking about what a game would actually be, beyond Roberta saying that Laura Bow and Phantasmagoria would be at the top of her list to work on.

      -Ken W

    • #43678 Reply
      Mike Schulz

      I can’t wait for your new game to come out. Been a fan of the Sierra adventures since the late 80s. (Was kinda hard with the parser for someone whose 1st language is not English.)

      If there is not a new Laura Bow game coming, has Roberts ever thought about doing crime novels?

      • #43696 Reply
        Ken Williams

        If there is not a new Laura Bow game coming, has Roberts ever thought about doing crime novels?

        We haven’t given up on there being a new Laura Bow game. It is certainly possible.

        Both Roberta and I read a lot of true crime novels. Currently, Roberta is focused on our game, and has big plans for the next game after this one. But .. at some point, I could easily seeing her doing a crime book.

        -Ken W

    • #43765 Reply
      John B

      Hi there, I am a huge fan of Sierra games and loved Phantasmagoria when it was released those few years ago (quite a few now). I absolutely loved the engaging storyline and the suspense and horror and special effects were amazing. I’d love it if there were a new game (number 3). If you ever wanted people to help in anyway I’d be happy to help if I could and I’m sure many others would too who are huge fans. I’d love a good interactive fmv game again. Also, with the recent trend in remastered games, would there ever be and plans to remaster and re-release the games for current gen computers and consoles in HD? Thank you to you Ken and Roberta and your teams for creating such fun gaming experiences that kept many many people including me and all of my friends entertained for years.

    • #43833 Reply
      JASON TU

      I grew up with Sierra adventure games and absolutely love Phantasmagoria. Imagine how amazing it would be to have a survival horror game with Phantasmagoria-style storyline that runs on Oculus Quest 2 headset!! As a matter of fact, the adventure game genre is perfect for VR headset.

    • #43984 Reply

      A remake of either Phantasmagoria 1 or 2 in a style that was done like they did for Gabrielle Knight would be awesome.
      If that’s not possible though I would settle for a patch that adds subtitles to both games so they could be played by def players. (This should be possible using SCUMM VM, as a think a subtitle patch in another language may already exist for one of the games)

    • #44132 Reply
      Thiago E Knop

      Please !!! More point and click games ! Those are amazing. Full throttle, phantasmagoria, day of the tentacle ! Please we really want another phantasmagoria !!! I like both games 1 and 2 .

    • #44205 Reply

      What maybe a phantasmagoria 3. I was 6 years old when i played Phantasmagoria. My grandma bought it for me at the store. I invited 2 friends, we closed the door and darkened the room.For me as a child it was so creepy. I would defenetly buy Phantasmagoria 3

    • #44477 Reply
      Kelly Henderson

      I always wanted closure for Adrienne of some kind in Phantasmagoria 1. I feel like a another family staying in Carno’s mansion “ Amityville “ style could lead to something interesting. Or a team of paranormal investigators that go to visit. Something along those lines. Adrienne could have a cameo years later.

    • #44515 Reply
      Justin H.

      Would absolutely love to see a re-release of the original Phantasmagoria. I remember this as an early teen and since then, I have played it from time to time on newer systems. Definitely needs an update.

      Thanks for the great memories. These games are amazing.


    • #44649 Reply

      Grew up with Sierra games. Asked Robert Holmes if I could use some of his score in my short horror “Lebensraum” back almost 20 years ago, and he replied with a Yes! Something like this would also make a great plot for Phanta 3:
      By the way: Both actors of the first games are playing through the games together on Youtube atm. And both say they are up for another sequel.

    • #44696 Reply

      Played Phantasmagoria when it just came out. It was a really good and disturbing game with some unexpected plot twists. Read the story that went with it too. Still have the original box with the CD’s. I’m gonna try to get it up and running again on my newer pc.

    • #44891 Reply

      I would LOVE another Phantasmagoria game. I often think if it many years later. I’m 34, and remember this game so well from when I was a child. Truly scared me, not much does these days. Thank you.

    • #44925 Reply

      Now, Microsoft own rights for a title. Right? I wish to see some Phantasmagoria 3 or remake (the good one) of Phantasmagoria.

    • #44939 Reply

      I would prefer a HD remaster of the first and second game. I don’t know if Sierra still have its raw files. It would be awesome a total rework of the first game background to something more realistic for today.

    • #45434 Reply

      Hello Ken and Roberta

      glad to see u around with colossal cave once again i adquire the game on steam and enjoying it so far!

      Regarding the Phantasmagoria franchise! people hace decades begging for a new Phantasmagoria style game with the Roberta and ken pedigree on it.

      Dont u think is about time to return to this amazing style one more time? theres a lot of ways to have funds such as kickstarter campaings, now that we live in a new and more open minded society would be fantastic to have this kind of game style that still have a lot to explore. some people recognize and love your works and must be happy to help in any ways possible.

      1 more time couldnt be bad eh?


      regards from Argentina.

    • #46071 Reply

      It’s great idea! New sequels with new modern graphics, ideas and plots are all that we need.

      Phantasmagoria 3, Gabriel Knight 4, …

      And some new games with new characters. Clever tricky adventurers that versus evil dangerous criminals.

    • #46519 Reply
      Paulo Teixeira

      Hello everyone!

      I’m Paulo, from Portugal, and I played a lot of Sierra On-Line games since the early days, like many of you here.
      I’m truly happy to see Ken Williams here replying to comments and suggestions; very enriching.

      Now, in regards to what Ken said…
      ” (…) Roberta and I have talked many times about “What comes next?”
      A lot will depend on if people like the game I am working on now, and if I can convince Activision to let me use some of the old series. (…) ”

      Well, first things first!
      1) you and Roberta musty WANT to make a new Phantas game;
      2) You must share your thoughts with the community –we will tell you what we think;
      3) if the community’s feedback is good, you just need to keep going to improve the project and convince Activistion (or any other publisher) to believe in your work, given the community’s feeback;
      4) if the publisher accepts it, then just go ahead! But remember to keep the “prime factors” that made Phantas 1 a great game and so desirable worldwide: mystery, atmosphere, FVM. I’m sure a new Phantasmagoria would, however, require a lot more polishing –better and bigger FMVs, less pixelated “sprites” over backgrounds and a better implementation of sprites on them, an increase of difficulty and reduction of game linearity…

      Anyway, I guess what counts is what the community will think about it. For a start, you (Ken and Roberta) can see a LOT of people want a new game, so just take the challenge seriously and grab all the help you can! There are MANY people out there that will be willing to help!!

      Thank you!

      We’ve put no energy into thinking about what a game would actually be, beyond Roberta saying that Laura Bow and Phantasmagoria would be at the top of her list to work on.

      -Ken W

    • #46534 Reply

      Wow, it’s incredible Ken Williams chating with us. It’s like a dream.

      I found this site when I was creating my media collection for Hyperspin, take a look if you want:

      I love all Sierra adventure games, King’s Quest is my favorite but Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight were amazing too.

      Hope Ken and Roberta finally launch a new game following the style of the old one point and click adventures.

      Best regards from Barcelona (Spain)

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