Game Engine: Sierra's Creative Interpreter (SCI)

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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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
King's Quest: Collector's Edition1994DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.50
Roberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride1994DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.47
Space Quest (Collector's Edition)1994DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.57
Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses!1994DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.4.05
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.94
Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.25
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.96
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.05
Hoyle Classic Card Games1993DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc....
Pepper's Adventures in Time1993DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.39
The Space Quest Saga: Roger Wilco1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.80
Slater & Charlie Go Camping1993DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.40
Lost Secret of the Rainforest1993DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.99
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness1993DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.94
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow1992Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.96
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.78
Jones in the Fast Lane: CD-ROM1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.43
The Island of Dr. Brain1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.71
The Space Quest Trilogy: Roger Wilco the Other World Series1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.42
Mixed Up Fairy Tales1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero1992DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.05
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.85
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