Dear Sierra Gamer,
I’m Corey Cole, co-designer of the Quest for Glory series and creator of Castle of Dr. Brain. Lori and I are working on an exciting new project in the spirit of the Quest for Glory games, but we need your help to make it happen.
Our new game, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption once again combines Sierra-style adventure game play with the character growth and suspense of a role-playing game. You will take on the role of Shawn O’Conner, a young man who needs your help. He wants to join the Thieves’ Guild, but gets caught on his first attempted heist. Fortunately, he gets a second chance; he is sent to Hero University to clean up his act.
We are funding this game on Kickstarter, and are closing in on our goal, but we now have less than five days left to complete it. As you may know, Kickstarter uses an all-or-nothing system. If we make our goal, they will fund our project. If we come up even a dollar short, no backers are billed, and we receive nothing.
You can help Lori and me get back into the adventure gaming business in two ways – Pledge towards the game, and tell your gamer friends to support Hero-U. You can find the project on Kickstarter at http://kck.st/WwVlp7.
Sierra made unique games in the 1980’s and 1990’s that gave players a real sense of adventure. Our games challenged gamers with puzzles that made them think. Now they call that the Golden Age of Adventure Games.
Some of our top game designers from that era are reviving the Sierra style of games through crowd-funded Kickstarter projects. Al Lowe and Josh Mandel are rebooting Leisure Suit Larry. Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy are making a new Space Venture inspired by their Space Quest series. Jane Jensen is designing Moebius, a new story with roots in her Gabriel Knight franchise. All of their Kickstarter projects have been successful, and they expect to release their games next year.
Now we – Corey and Lori Cole – are working to revive the spirit of Heroism first seen in our popular Quest for Glory series. We are really close to meeting our goal, but we need you to help push us over the line.
Supporting the former Sierra On-Line developers is your way to help create a new Platinum Age of adventure gaming. You can be part of a new spirit of games that focus on story, characters, and challenging puzzles.