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Offline AGKorson

New Sierra Documentary In the Works
« on: June 06, 2024, 10:32:35 PM »
Ken & Roberta's new company, Cygnus Entertainment, sends out occasional emails with updates on their Colossal Cave game, as well as other things they are involved in.  Their update for today included this:

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A while back, we were approached by some filmmakers who were interested in producing a documentary about the adventure game genre, but more specifically, the story of myself, Roberta and Sierra On-Line.

We refused.

Sierra On-Line's story is an amazing one. It deserves to be told. However, we've been down this road before, on a variety of other documentary projects and nothing ever happened with them. One of the producers on the project, Cade Peterson, is a friend of a friend, and also in the game industry. Cade persisted after our refusal, ultimately convincing us his team would deliver.

The Sierra story is the thing great movies are made of. There are highs, lows, good guys and bad. We are excited to finally see it told in this documentary format.

A few weeks ago, we conducted our interview for the documentary. It was a long grueling day.

The documentary folk dug in deep, capturing some incredible footage. I had thought we might be done, but there's a lot more to cover. We?re delighted to see that some of our beloved Sierra creators like Al Lowe and Lori and Corey Cole are part of the project too? with many more to come, we?re told!

You can follow the project for updates at this link.



Offline russdanner

Re: New Sierra Documentary In the Works
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 04:13:51 PM »
Ken & Roberta's new company, Cygnus Entertainment, sends out occasional emails with updates on their Colossal Cave game, as well as other things they are involved in.  Their update for today included this:

Quote
A while back, we were approached by some filmmakers who were interested in producing a documentary about the adventure game genre, but more specifically, the story of myself, Roberta and Sierra On-Line.

We refused.

Sierra On-Line's story is an amazing one. It deserves to be told. However, we've been down this road before, on a variety of other documentary projects and nothing ever happened with them. One of the producers on the project, Cade Peterson, is a friend of a friend, and also in the game industry. Cade persisted after our refusal, ultimately convincing us his team would deliver.

The Sierra story is the thing great movies are made of. There are highs, lows, good guys and bad. We are excited to finally see it told in this documentary format.

A few weeks ago, we conducted our interview for the documentary. It was a long grueling day.

The documentary folk dug in deep, capturing some incredible footage. I had thought we might be done, but there's a lot more to cover. We?re delighted to see that some of our beloved Sierra creators like Al Lowe and Lori and Corey Cole are part of the project too? with many more to come, we?re told!

You can follow the project for updates at this link.

I hope it's ok -- but a few weeks ago I reached out to them to tell them about this forum and that they really need to consider talking to a few of you guys because you are keeping part of this world alive. They appeared receptive to that and I think some of you may be contacted. Sorry :p  BUT... you guys rock... and you are part of the bigger story <3

Offline lskovlun

Re: New Sierra Documentary In the Works
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 10:10:28 PM »
I hope it's ok -- but a few weeks ago I reached out to them to tell them about this forum and that they really need to consider talking to a few of you guys because you are keeping part of this world alive. They appeared receptive to that and I think some of you may be contacted. Sorry :p  BUT... you guys rock... and you are part of the bigger story <3
Yeah, especially because the whole GAL story has had to be untangled by some very persistent people (NewRisingSun, lance.ewing). The main authors of that engine aren't even credited in the most widespread versions of KQ1.


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