King's Quest series
Group DescriptionA series of graphical fantasy adventure games featuring the escapades of King Graham and his royal family, rulers of the fairy-tale land of Daventry. It was originally designed by Roberta Williams, and developed by Sierra.
King's Quest is Sierra's longest-running and largest adventure game series. The first game (1984) is widely regarded as the progenitor of third-person perspective adventures; it combined text input with physical character navigation in a graphically represented world. Like other adventure game series made by the same company, King's Quest switched to icon-based, point-and-click interface in the fifth installment.
Despite its position as the company's flagship adventure series, King's Quest ended the principal phase of its existence with an action/adventure hybrid (1998). Afterwards, the series shared the fate of most adventure game franchises - it was effectively terminated, until interest in it was somewhat renewed, following the appearance of several fan-made remakes of its first installments. An episodic adventure game entitled The Silver Lining (2010) attempted to restore the series, continuing its overarching plot.
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Front cover for King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
Front cover for King's Quest 4+5+6
Front cover for King's Quest 7+8
Front cover for King's Quest: Mask of Eternity
Screenshot from King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
Screenshot from King's Quest: Mask of Eternity
Screenshot from King's Quest III: To Heir is Human
Screenshot from King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow