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Corey started out on chess and other board games as a child, then found Dungeons & Dragons in the mid-70’s. He met his wife, Lori Ann Cole, while running one of his D&D games (The Tower of Indomitable Circumstance, published by Judges Guild) at a convention in San Francisco.
A science fiction fan friend introduced the Coles to Ken Williams in 1988. Corey's first task at Sierra On-Line was to convert their SCI game engine to the Atari ST. The following year, the Coles began developing the Hero’s Quest series. Due to trademark issues, the name was changed to Quest for Glory for the second game released in 1990 and the rest of the series.
Corey is a programmer and technical game designer. He also wrote some of the descriptions (notably many bad puns) for the Quest for Glory games. He was the main game designer for Castle of Dr. Brain with just a little help from Lori.
After Sierra closed its Yosemite Entertainment office in 1999, Corey moved into online gaming. His online games include: Passport2Bridge (1996), Explorati (2001), and JetSetPoker.com (2003).
He is currently (Fall 2008) working with Lori on www.TheSchoolForHeroes.com, an online “school” with fantasy elements. Corey writes a blog for the site (www.TheSchoolForHeroes/questlog) on topics related to gaming, heroism, and life success.
Credited on 36 games
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|Summer Daze: Tilly's Tale (2023, Windows)||Founders|
|Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (2018, Windows)||Created, Designed, and Directed by|
|Bolt Riley: A Reggae Adventure (2018, Windows)||Game Design|
|Quest for Infamy (2014, Windows)||This game would not be possible without the help, advice, inspiration and guidance from the following people|
|Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok (2013, Windows)||Inspired by|
|Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (2008, Windows)||Written & Designed by|
|Hoyle Casino (2000, Game Boy Color)||Programming|
|Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (1998, Windows)||System Software Engineer|
|Police Quest: SWAT 2 (1998, Windows)||Terrorist, hostage, innocent, bystander photos modeled by|
|Shannara (1995, DOS)||Game Design|
|Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994, DOS)||Video|
|Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993, DOS)||Additional Bridge Programming|
|Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (1993, DOS)||Design|
|Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (1992, DOS)||Game Designers|
|Castle of Dr. Brain (1992, Macintosh)||Designed and Directed by|
|Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992, DOS)||Design|
|Mixed Up Fairy Tales (1991, DOS)||Lead Programmer|
|Police Quest 3: The Kindred (1991, DOS)||Actors|
|Jones in the Fast Lane (1991, DOS)||Development System|
|EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991, DOS)||Special Programming Thanks to|
[ full credits ]
- 24 games with Ken Williams
- 21 games with Jeff Stephenson
- 21 games with Robert Eric Heitman
- 18 games with Lori Ann Cole
- 17 games with Dan Foy
- 17 games with Pablo Ghenis
- 17 games with John Rettig
- 17 games with Larry Scott
- 16 games with Mark Seibert
- 15 games with J. Mark Hood
- 28 games with Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
- 5 games with Valve Corporation
- 5 games with U.S. Gold Ltd.
- 5 games with Kixx XL
- 3 games with Vivendi Games (UK) Limited
- 2 games with Transolar Games
- 2 games with Yosemite Entertainment
- 2 games with Unity Technologies ApS
- 1 game with Legend Entertainment Company
- 1 game with Infamous Quests, LLC