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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Castle of Dr. Brain1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.4.07
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus1991DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.83
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.54
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 31991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.74
Police Quest 3: The Kindred1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.76
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.86
Jones in the Fast Lane1991DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.84
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 21990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Leisure Suit Larry: Triple Pack1990Amiga, 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.3.87
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.72
The Colonel's Bequest1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.62
Code-Name: Iceman1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.24
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 11989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.69
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.99
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98Sierra On-Line, Inc.3.74
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.73
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
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Selected Covers

The Colonel's Bequest DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Colonel's Bequest

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Colonel's Bequest