User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Corey Cole

Game Credits

Design

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (2008)   (Written & Designed by)
Shannara (1995)   (Game Design)
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (1993)   (Design)
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992)   (Design)
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (1992)   (Game Designers)
Castle of Dr. Brain (1991)   (Designed and Directed by)
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yo... (1990)   (Development System)
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990)   (Design)
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest ... (1990)   (Development System by)
 

Programming/Engineering

Hoyle Casino (2000)   (Programming)
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (1998)   (RPG System Engineer)
Shannara (1995)   (Programming)
Mixed Up Fairy Tales (1992)   (Lead Programmer)
Castle of Dr. Brain (1991)   (Programmed by)
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (1991)   (Development System)
Jones in the Fast Lane (1991)   (Development System)
Mixed-Up Mother Goose (1991)   (SCI Development System)
Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose (1991)   (System Development)
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)   (System Development)
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail (1990)   (Development System)
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2 (1990)   (Development System)
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yo... (1990)   (Development System)
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990)   (Programming)
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero (1989)   (Game Development System by)
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989)   (Atari ST version by)
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (1988)   (Atari ST version)
 

Writers

Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (1993)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
 

Art/Graphics

Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993)   (Additional Bridge Programming)
 

Video/Cinematics

Police Quest: SWAT 2 (1998)   (Terrorist, hostage, innocent, bystander photos modeled by)
Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Video)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred (1991)   (Actors)
 

Audio

Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992)   (Acting / Voiceovers)
 

Creative Services

Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992)   (Technical Documentation)
Castle of Dr. Brain (1991)   (Director)
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero (1989)   (Additional Documentation)
 

Thanks

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok (2013)   (Inspired by)
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991)   (Special Programming Thanks to)
 


Developer Biography

Corey started out on chess and other board games as a child, then found Dungeons & Dragons in the mid-70’s. He met his wife, Lori Ann Cole, while running one of his D&D games (The Tower of Indomitable Circumstance, published by Judges Guild) at a convention in San Francisco.

A science fiction fan friend introduced the Coles to Ken Williams in 1988. Corey's first task at Sierra On-Line was to convert their SCI game engine to the Atari ST. The following year, the Coles began developing the Hero’s Quest series. Due to trademark issues, the name was changed to Quest for Glory for the second game released in 1990 and the rest of the series.

Corey is a programmer and technical game designer. He also wrote some of the descriptions (notably many bad puns) for the Quest for Glory games. He was the main game designer for Castle of Dr. Brain with just a little help from Lori.

After Sierra closed its Yosemite Entertainment office in 1999, Corey moved into online gaming. His online games include: Passport2Bridge (1996), Explorati (2001), and JetSetPoker.com (2003).

He is currently (Fall 2008) working with Lori on www.TheSchoolForHeroes.com, an online “school” with fantasy elements. Corey writes a blog for the site (www.TheSchoolForHeroes/questlog) on topics related to gaming, heroism, and life success.

Last updated: Jun 03, 2011