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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier1995DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
Space Quest 4+5+62010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
King's Quest 4+5+62010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.5.00
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.85
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.90
Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria1995DOS, Macintosh, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.49
Roberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride1994DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.52
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.05
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Police Quest 3: The Kindred1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.78
Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.26
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.96
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.83
Lighthouse: The Dark Being1996DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.66
Jones in the Fast Lane1991DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!1996DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.94
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.70
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89
Code-Name: Iceman1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.65
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Selected Covers

Jones in the Fast Lane DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Jones in the Fast Lane
Code-Name: Iceman DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Code-Name: Iceman

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Jones in the Fast Lane
Title screen
Screenshot from Code-Name: Iceman