And yet another ex-Sierra developer enters the fold! Not only did the creators of Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest and Gabriel Knight give Kickstarter ago, but it also looks like Lori and Corey Cole, creators of my favourite Sierra series, Quest for Glory are seeking funding for their next game.
Set in the same world as the original Quest for Glory series, Gloriana, this game is all about a rogue/thief that is forced into attending a hero academy known as Hero-U (which is the name of the game). Apparently he will later on get a choice to either take the good or bad path - but it's entirely up to you and your actions. The Coles also promise that a lot of effort will be put into making believable characters as they've all got their own motivations and agendas.
On the downside, some of the in-game graphics look quite basic (Zelda-like) but then it's mixed with other hand-painted screenshots that look awesome. I'm curious to know if both art styles are being implemented in the final product or not.
Anyway, being a big fan of the Quest for Glory series, I've contributed to the project.
I urge anyone who likes adventure/RPG hybrids to give this game a chance to see the light of day! Lori and Corey Cole are the best people I know when it comes to making this genre a reality! They're now at the $90,000+ mark (which is about $10,000 more than a few hours ago when I contributed). So they're almost at 25% in the first day of funding. Not bad!