Why it issues: Sierra Online co-founders Ken and Roberta Williams have introduced their first new sport in additional than 20 years. Colossal Cave 3D Adventure can be a 3D model of the unique Colossal Cave Adventure, a text-based sport from 1976 that impressed a completely new style of fantasy and journey titles.
Colossal Cave Adventure was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame as a part of the 2019 class alongside different classics like Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat and Microsoft Solitaire, and was instrumental in serving to to launch the industrial laptop sport trade.
Like the unique, the brand new sport will activity gamers with exploring an elaborate cave system in quest of treasure. Along the best way, gamers will encounter all kinds of characters together with an enormous snake, a dragon, trolls and maybe even a bear or two. The distinction this time round is that the journey will play out in an immersive 3D world.
The concept for the sport happened because of boredom whereas in quarantine in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“While locked down by the pandemic I wrote a ebook concerning the previous Sierra days. Its success shocked me and introduced again many recollections of our days making video games. This led me to investigating how fashionable video games are made and I simply began coding utilizing the Unity sport engine for enjoyable,” Ken Williams advised IGN.
“I used to be in search of one thing attention-grabbing to code when Roberta steered Colossal Cave. Roberta began to work adapting it to 3D, and I assembled a crew,” he added.
Colossal Cave 3D Adventure is being developed by Cygnus Entertainment, the couple’s self-funded studio, for Windows and Mac. It’ll additionally help the Oculus Quest 2 digital actuality headset, with further platforms nonetheless in consideration. Look for it to launch later this yr.