Space Quest II! Starring Sludge Vohaul (The Alien MORE Hideous than Your Aunt Hildegard)!
December 31, 2011 9:08 PM   Subscribe

16-bit color schemes, in a classic retro VGA interface! New soundtracks and voiceovers! No typing required! Infamous Adventures resurrects and lovingly remakes Sierra Games from the 1980's: Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge and Kings Quest III. SQ2 was released yesterday after more than five years in production, and comes complete with a cheesy trailer. Available for download for PC and Mac, but be forewarned, the game is a total memory hog, and uses up a whole meg of RAM.
posted by zarq (12 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
No typing required?

Not to downplay their work, but I always felt the typing was one of the charms of these kinds of games, and lost interest around the time of Quest for Glory III, where the games moved away from the text interface.

With icons and point-and-click, you know which pieces you have and you just have to put them together properly, or even worse pixel-hunt for the right spot. I didn't feel that way with the text parser.
posted by dragoon at 9:16 PM on December 31, 2011 [4 favorites]

I had momentarily confused Space Quest with Space Ace, and was all set to download a sequel.

But alas, no.
posted by hippybear at 9:18 PM on December 31, 2011

Pick up everything that isn't nailed down.

Pick up everything that isn't unstable ordnance.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:28 PM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

The SQ2 remake isn't available for Mac yet, apparently, and there's no Mac port of the KQ3 remake at all.
posted by jedicus at 9:40 PM on December 31, 2011

Ack. Sorry. I didn't realize.
posted by zarq at 9:41 PM on December 31, 2011

It's okay, Apple RAM is too expensive anyway.
posted by neuromodulator at 10:18 PM on December 31, 2011 [2 favorites]

The upgrade cycle continues.
posted by randomyahoo at 10:35 PM on December 31, 2011

FINALLY! A reason to get drunk in front of my computer!
posted by Theta States at 11:47 PM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Lovingly remade Sierra games, you say? And me with an extra week of winter break ahead of me? Happy New Year, everyone!!
posted by brookedel at 11:51 PM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thank GOD they remade the tentacle maze. Hopefully it isn't harder than everything else everywhere now.
posted by poe at 1:21 AM on January 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Glad to see some loving attention being paid to the click-adventure genre. That along with text based adventures really made gaming really enjoyable in the late 80's to mid 90's...these types of games are now also fairly rare, with the alternatives being casual popcap-like diversions, sand-boxy yet almost always violent rpgs, or games simply designed to stimulate gratification from crime, murder, or war...there's an over-abundance of first person shooters that unfortunately fare better in the gaming market. All those simple lighthearted adventure games that Sierra were known for have been sorely missed...thanks for posting this!
posted by samsara at 10:15 AM on January 1, 2012

Looks cool. But, what's with the link to PartyPoker on the KQIII page, under Features? WTF?
posted by Thorzdad at 10:18 AM on January 1, 2012

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