Saturday, YouTuber “Space Quest HistorianHe shared that Ken and Roberta Williams – founders of Sierra Entertainment – would make a new game. This news came to him for the first time in dubious circumstances: via Twitter DM, from the third developer involved in the project, Marcus Mera. He seemed skeptical, but Ken Williams confirmed the story himself in response to the video, according to ScreenRant.
While the game isn’t ready to be officially announced, in part because it still only has “zero graphics,” a “preventive preventive faq” was shared on Facebook, allegedly by a friend of Williams’s on his behalf.
For those waiting for a recovered Sierra, Williams "has no idea" if this is the beginning of a new company. According to the most frequently asked questions, he says he is “happily retired” and is more excited to create a game than to build a business.
Sierra Entertainment was originally founded in 1979 as online systems (then Sierra On-Line) and is well known for the King’s Quest and Gabriel Knight series. Sierra is also famous as the publisher of Half-Life, the game that gave rise to Valve as we know it today. The brand still exists under Activision to re-release some of its previous games after a series of acquisitions and mergers, but the two Williams had left the company in 1997.
Despite what some say, point-and-click adventure games are far from dead, with new entries in the tradition Spine i Lacuna which will come out this year and favorite genres such as Wadjet Eye Publishing for over ten years. However, it can only be exciting for lovers of more traditional adventure games to potentially see their original designers return to the field.
The goal is a November version ("but probably not realistic") for Mac and Windows.