The founders of Sierra recover, 20 years later, one of the most mythical games in the history of the PC

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‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ -title also known in Spain as ‘The original adventure’ since Dinamic versioned it in Spanish in 1989- is, in its original 1976 incarnation, one of the founding titles of the fantasy adventure genre: through a rudimentary parser invited the player to explore a cave where there was a treasure. His main influence was the then recently released paper and dice role-playing game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and his mark was noted in the grandparents of interactive fiction, in video games like ‘Zork’ or ‘Adventure’.

The creators of ‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ were Will Crowther in its original version and Don Woods in a first expansion in 1977. But now two other legends of classic video games and fantastic adventures want to take it up again: Ken and Roberta Williams, founders of Sierra Entertainment and responsible for sagas as fundamental as ‘King’s Quest’, ‘Gabriel Knight’ or ‘Leisure Suit Larry’. Apparently they got bored in lockdown and spent some time remaking ‘Colossal Cave Adventure’.

According to PC Gamer, everything worked by a chain of events motivated by boredom. Ken started writing a book about Sierra’s history, which led them to learn Unity. AND With this programming tool in hand, they decided to pay homage to the game that inspired the creation of Sierra. The title will be ‘Colossal Cave 3D Adventure’.

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According to the Williams, they have no intention of resuming their career as programmers: ‘Colossal Cave 3D Adventure’ is nothing more than an experiment completely outside Sierra, a brand owned by Activision Blizzard (that is, today in the hands of Microsoft). According to the couple, it is a 3D first-person adventure for PC and virtual reality for Oculus Quest 2, and it will respect the spirit of the original (and Sierra): a hundred scenarios, humor and charismatic secondary characters. They have founded a company to publish it, Cygnus Entertainment, and it will arrive in the summer.

‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ -title also known in Spain as ‘The original adventure’ since Dinamic versioned it in Spanish in 1989-…

‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ -title also known in Spain as ‘The original adventure’ since Dinamic versioned it in Spanish in 1989-…

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