Sierra™ is sharing the latest developer diary from the upcoming King’s Quest™, based on the groundbreaking adventure game series of the same name. Titled “King’s Quest – A Hand Painted Game,” this video takes you behind the scenes with Art Director Evan Cagle and Producer Lindsey Rostal of The Odd Gentlemen to see how the artwork of King’s Quest is born on the page before coming to life on screen.
For The Odd Gentlemen, creating a fantastic but compelling world true to the spirit of King’s Quest required going back to the lessons of old. Beginning with 1990’s King’s Quest V, Sierra devised a way for its artists to draw out their ideas in vivid color and detail before scanning them into the game for further polishing. Now, 25 years later, the team is employing a similar technique to give this incredible reimagining of a classic tale the truly stunning storybook look it deserves.
The first chapter of King’s Quest is expected to arrive later this year as a digital download on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
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Sierra™ today released a new entry in its video diary series with developer The Odd Gentlemen for King’s Quest™, the upcoming reimagining of one of adventure gaming’s most influential franchises.
“King’s Quest – Music with Character” goes inside the studio for a listen at how story sets the tone for King’s Quest’s new soundtrack. For composer David Stanton, scoring a world teeming with as many fantastic creatures and strange personalities as King’s Quest demanded a thematic approach, one in which the unique essences of the characters inform the music that accompanies them. As an aging King Graham guides players back through the lost tales of his youth, those recurring motifs will be critical to exploring the people and events that shaped his destiny from humble beginnings to heroic nobility.
And if you missed them previously, check out Sierra’s other recent King’s Quest developer features, which go into the trenches with The Odd Gentlemen for a closer look at the game’s beginnings, incredible voiceover cast and hand-drawn art design.
Article by Nick