"When I was 12, I loved Sierra’s King’s Quest games so much I wrote a fan letter to Roberta Williams. Here was her response." - Bobatea
As my own computer is currently being fixed up, i’ve been using my fiancé’s computer to relax rather then work. We’d been playing Broken Age (by Double fine), which is, so far, really cool. I love point and click adventure games. I’m not much of a gamer. But I love these. Maybe because the stress level is lower then real-time games… In any case, I started telling said Fiancé about my favorite point in clicks as a kid : the King’s Quest series. King’s Quest VII, a Disney-esque adventure titled “Princeless Bride” hit me right in the middle of my Disney Renaissance obsession, so you can bet it became one of my absolute favorites.
Going thru a Let’s play of it made me realize that King’s Quest VII may have settled nicely in my subconscious because it seems to have a couple of very “Namesake” like elements. Such as the cursor Symbol being a small white crown. And the protagonists travelling to magical worlds in a whirling portal. And one of the protagonists getting an extra life from a cat. And a bunch of other things.
So i’m a bit taken aback by how something I played about 14 years ago still has a strong influence on my brain.
Now I just want to play it again.
Kings Quest: KQ1 Graham, KQ1SCI Graham, Gwydion, KQ4 Rosella, KQ5 Graham, Alexander, KQ7 Valanice, KQ7 Rosella, Troll Rosella, KQ5 Cassima, KQ6 Cassima, KQ3 Rosella, KQ4 Valanice, KQ6 Rosella, Jollo, Manannan
+ Quest For Glory, Space Quest, Police Quest, Laura Bow, EcoQuest/Pepper’s Adventures in Time, Conquests of the Longbow, Conquests of Camelot
"King’s Quest VIII: The Mask of Eternity" [Teaser]
- Computer Gaming World, October 1997 (#159)
- Scanned by CGW Museum
- ".sseltniop si txet sdrawkcab ehT"
My little treasures. Almost finished “See no Weevil”.
For as much as we all love awesome games with awesome ladies, the fact that I’ve yet to see anything about King’s Quest 7 on here is disappointing.
(OK actually it’s not that surprising because it’s a really old point-and-click game but thAT’S WHY I’M GONNA EDUCATE YA’LL)
First of all the King’s Quest series is great. From Wikipedia: ”King’s Quest is an adventure game series created by the American software company Sierra Entertainment. It is widely considered a classic series from the golden era of adventure games … The King’s Quest series chronicles the saga of the royal family of the Kingdom of Daventry through their various trials and adventures. The story takes place over two generations and across many lands.”
This series had eight games total. They were the classic point-and-click adventure games—you meet people, you go places, you get items, you fix problems, you solve puzzles.
I played King’s Quest VII when I was a kid. Me’n my whole family would gather around the computer and play together.
And who are the two main characters you play as?
Queen Valanice and her daughter, Princess Rosella (who by the way is also the main character in KQ4).
And basically, these two ladies travel around get. shit. done. All the while being totally snarky and unfazed by everything and everyone they meet.
First of all, Rosella’s all mad ‘cause she doesn’t want to get married and Queen Valanice is like “u gotta marry;” then Rosella ends up falling into this lake portal thing and getting transported to a freAKING LAND OF TROLLS. When Valanice realizes her daughter is like goNE she just GOES AFTER HER but is transported somewhere completely different. Now, mother and daughter are separated, far from home, and are swept into a witch’s plot that could destroy the world (also, super powerful female villain!).
And that’s basically where the game starts.
Valanice and Rosella face monsters, gods, spirits, fairies, nightmares, and all sorts of benevolent and dangerous creatures, and basically fix everyone’s problems and save the freaking world. For heaven’s sake, Valanice alone restores order to three kingdoms (including the gods’ when she rescues Queen Mab of the dream world). Rosella gets herself the fuck out of the troll kingdom (which includes talking with a drAGON) and then saves the troll king aND gets with a totally hot and sweet fairy prince (who by the way was kidnapped and rescued in KQ 4) in the end (AFTER SHE DESTROYS THE WITCH BECAUSE EDGAR [THE PRINCE] IS STUPID) I mean come on.
all I’m saying is that the KQ games are pretty great and 7 is my favorite and MORE PEOPLE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THEM.
kings quest twins
it took me so long to do this that my hair grew out
suzana came up with the pun and i havent stopped laughing since
Princess Rosella Sketches @ relsketch.tumblr.com
Despite her annoying voice acting in KQ7, I have always loved Rosella, after all, she’s a princess who refused her first wedding proposal by a handsome man because she realized she wasn’t ready. She is also very resourceful and willing to help others. So, if you pretend she isn’t whiny in KQ7, then she’s a great role model
u kno he ded