Game Engine: Sierra's Creative Interpreter (SCI)
Group DescriptionBecause 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.
Front cover for The Island of Dr. Brain
Front cover for Space Quest (Collector's Edition)
Front cover for Space Quest V: The Next Mutation
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