King’s Quest VI

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King's Quest 6 Box

King’s Quest 6 Box

“From the opening sequence of the game, there could be no doubt that if King’s Quest 5 redefined what computer gaming actually was, King’s Quest 6 provided the quality standard for the next generation [when it was released in 1992]. The state-of-the-art ‘floating camera’ sequence that opened the game, featuring young Prince Alexander as he sets out to find his ‘girl in the tower,’ gave computer gamers the world over a real view of what the new age of multimedia computers could bring to classic storytelling. The character graphics were based on motion-captures of real actors, giving the game an unprecedented ‘feel’ of reality. The King’s Quest 6 love song ‘Girl in the Tower,’ a soulful duet featuring the voices of Bob Berghold and Debbie Seibert, rivaled the best motion picture anthems of the year. Continuing in a long tradition, Jane Jensen, would go on to design the industry bestselling Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, assisted Roberta Williams in game design of this epic.”

“Prince Alexander sits in the throne room of Daventry, longing for the beautiful Cassima. Suddenly, just as it had done a score of years ago for his father, the magic Mirror sprang to life to show him an image of his beloved. But one look at her distraught face made it clear that something terrible had happened to her! Immediately, Alexander sets off by ship for her home — the Kingdom of the Green Isles. Rather unfortunately for Alexander, the Green Isles are surrounded by rocks and reefs, and he is shipwrecked. Washed up on the shore with little more than his signet ring and a single coin, he must unravel the twisted schemes of an evil vizier, restore the kingdom to its rightful rulers, and win back Cassima’s heart … before she is married to someone else!”

— All Paragraphs Quoted Directly from Sierra Documents