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Sierra.com just got updated with a Gamescom 2014 tease

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Guys, holy shit you guys, seriously. Sierra Entertainment has seemingly risen from the ashes. The long-dormant publishing label has had its homepage updated with a logo video and line that simply reads: “Gamescom 2014”.

First started in 1979 by Ken and Roberta Williams, the development duo and publishers went on to create some of the most influential video games in the industry. The name is synonymous with early point-and-click adventure games and franchises like: Space Quest, Police Quest, Eco Quest, Kings Quest, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, and many, many more. In later years, the company was picked up by Vivendi Universal, and later Activision. Sierra was the publisher for more contemporary titles like the original Half-Life and Counter Strike, as well as Homeworld.

The company name and its franchises were absorbed into Activision, which is why you can see the Activision trademark spiel on the Sierra.com website. It’s going to be interesting to see what Activision has planned for the Sierra brand during Gamescom next week. The sudden resurgence in popularity of point-and-click adventure games has me hopeful that we might see the revival of some much-loved franchises; even HD remakes of some earlier Sierra adventure games would probably be the best thing announced at Gamescom. You’ll probably hear me squeee all the way from Cologne if that happens.

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  • Rick de Klerk

    This is seriously nostalgic for me. Even the design of the new logo (that metallic gradient emboss) feels like something out of the nineties to me. Keen to see what comes of it.

    I’m not sure if I want HD remakes of the adventures, though.

    • Miklós Szecsei

      I would devour an HD Willy Beamish remake.

    • Pulseofthe Maggot

      SPAAAAAAAAACEeeeeee….. quest.

    • Alex Rowley

      Everything is better in HD.

  • BinaryMind

    Half life 3 confirmed

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