Game Engine: Sierra's Creative Interpreter (SCI)

Group Description

Because Sierra's previous AGI engine had been initially conceived for the PCjr, it found itself under-equipped to take advantage of a hardware revolution several years later, allowing expanded graphics and sound capabilities. Jeff Stephenson was therefore called upon to provide a game-making framework for current and future markets. This resulted in an object-oriented scripting language, initially entitled the LSCI (Large-model Script Code Interpreter), that was soon re-titled as Sierra's Creative Interpreter.

SCI was in continuous development for eight years, with five major versions, from 1988 to 1996.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
Code-Name: Iceman1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
The Colonel's Bequest1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.73
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.04
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 11989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.04
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.96
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Leisure Suit Larry: Triple Pack1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc....
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 2: Solitaire1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.21
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.85
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.63
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Jones in the Fast Lane1991DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.70
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 31991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.02
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus1991DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.86
Police Quest 3: The Kindred1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.78
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89
Castle of Dr. Brain1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.4.13
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Selected Covers

Jones in the Fast Lane DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Jones in the Fast Lane
The Colonel's Bequest DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Colonel's Bequest

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Jones in the Fast Lane
Title screen
Screenshot from The Colonel's Bequest
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