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Offline AGKorson

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2024, 05:45:36 PM »
The article text implies that Ken Williams was interviewed when he still thought that the PCjr was going to be a big success.

Given that the article is in a publication called "PCjr Magazine", I am more inclined to believe it was wishful thinking and spin from the editors than anything else. Notice the comment about soaring sales was not in quotes. Ken said it about took them under. I am not so sure he said (or even had the sentiment at the time) that sales were expected to soar. I'd guess it was the writer making that statement. Even if everyone else saw the writing on the wall, I imagine PCjr Magazine would continue to spin things in a positive light.
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Offline lance.ewing

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2024, 02:05:51 AM »
40 years ago today, on the 20th April 1984, Greg Rowland gave a demo of the as yet unreleased King's Quest game at the "Softwaire Centre" store in Fresno. I have attached an advert that appeared in the Fresno Bee newspaper on the 14th April 1984.


Offline lance.ewing

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2024, 01:02:49 PM »
For those who haven't seen it yet, there is a great write up here about the history of King's Quest:

https://retro365.blog/2024/04/05/kings-quest-ibm-tandy-and-beyond/

It mentions that it is the first part in a series telling the King's Quest story. I'm looking forward to the upcoming parts.

Offline pmkelly

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2024, 12:42:55 AM »
Roberta Williams - King's Quest 40th Anniversary


Offline lance.ewing

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2024, 02:01:12 AM »
I saw that video mentioned all over the Internet. I think it created quite a stir. It was great that they published a video like this for the event. I watched it last night.

I also saw a couple of other youtube videos in relation to the 40th anniversary. One of them mentioned the confusion about when the game was published, i.e. 1983 vs 1984. I know we've discussed that in a thread a few years ago, which led to the 10th May 1984 date being the outcome, but I thought I'd add a link to the copyright record in this thread to keep all the info together:

https://publicrecords.copyright.gov/detailed-record/13820161


Offline russdanner

Re: 40 years ago (KQ1/GAL/AGI)
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2024, 08:15:59 AM »
This is the YouTube video that covers the topic:


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