I grew up playing the classic adventure games of King’s Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Hero’s Quest/Quest for Glory and Leisure Suit Larry from Sierra On-Line in the 80’s and 90’s. The early games were in a time when you had to type in commands into the game, like ‘open door’, ‘walk south’, and so on. It was interesting how the control mechanisms changed over the years, to come to point-and-click style which is a genre that I love playing. Now founders Ken and Roberta Williams have returned to game development and, under the brand of Cygnus Entertainment, will be releasing a reimagined 3D point-and-click version of Colossal Cave which was first introduced in 1976 by Will Crowther and Don Woods. This new game will be releasing on Meta Quest 2, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as Steam, The Epic Games Store, Humble, Itch.io, and Amazon on January 20, 2023, for us in ANZ.
Unfathomable wonders await for those seeking true adventure in a winding labyrinth of underground caves. Storybook beasts materialize as living creatures, ready to become life-long friends or foes. Complete complex puzzles while wandering through massive caverns embedded with perilous dangers and exceptional treasures. Collect every item and explore deep into the cavern before venturing home after a fruitful quest. Colossal Cave empowers heroines and heroes to adopt the same courageous spirit as the original title, bridging the gap between two generations of eager adventurers.
“The original Colossal Cave Adventure will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Ken and I,” says Roberta Williams, founder and Lead Designer, of Cygnus Entertainment. “We’ve built this world with all of the love and wonder of the first game, and hope the next generation of gamers can experience the same magical touch it had on our lives.”
Colossal Cave will feature:
- Scenic landscapes with hidden secrets
- Miles of caves, caverns, and crawl to work your way through. With over 15 distinct areas to explore in the Colossal Cave
- Difficult puzzles for those seeking a challenge
- Over 20 individual achievements to find and accomplish