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A new developer diary has been released for King’s Quest today by Sierra in its video diary series with developer The Odd Gentlemen. “King’s Quest – Music with Character” goes inside the studio for a listen at how story sets the tone for King’s Quest’s new soundtrack. For composer David Stanton, scoring a world teeming with as many fantastic creatures and strange personalities as King’s Quest demanded a thematic approach, one in which the unique essences of the characters inform the music that accompanies them. As an aging King Graham guides players back through the lost tales of his youth, those recurring motifs will be critical to exploring the people and events that shaped his destiny from humble beginnings to heroic nobility.
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Sierra Games have coerced and cajoled King’s Quest developer The Odd Gentlemen to divulge some of the secrets of creating this timeless classic of the gaming world on the new consoles.
Sit back and relax while Art Director Evan Cagle and game Producer, Linsey Rostal talk you through how the compelling and beautiful world of King’s Quest is created, a technique that required re-learning from the lessons of old, back to the 1990s when Sierra had devised a means for traditional artists to draw out their ideas before scanning them in and having them fine-tuned digitally.
This is the third in a four part “behind the scenes” series for the game, which is due out later this year on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The first chapter of King’s Quest is expected to arrive later this year as a digital download for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 and in preparation Sierra today released a new developer diary. Titled Voicing a Modern Classic, this video reveals the headlining talent at the heart of bringing to life The Odd Gentlemen’s bold re-imagining of one of gaming’s most memorable franchises. The game will feature the same exciting blend of exploration, puzzles and wit fans of the series grew up with.
Christopher Lloyd famous for performances in Back to the Future, The Addams Family and Who Framed Roger Rabbit stars as the elder King Graham. Josh Keaton (Peter Parker in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated TV series) plays the young Sir Graham. Playing King Graham’s inquisitive granddaughter, Gwendolyn, Maggie Elizabeth Jones is an up-and-coming young actress best-known for her work in We Bought a Zoo.
They will be joined by a thrilling vocal cast that includes Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, Toy Story), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) along with Michael Benyaer, Loretta Devine, Gideon Emery, Jean Gilpin, Michael Gough, Andy Pessoa, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Fred Tatasciore, Richard White and Michael-Leon Wooley.
It’s always interesting to go behind the scenes of game development and thanks to developers of King’s Quest, the Odd Gentleman we can.
In the first of four episodes the video, titled ‘The Vision’, introduces Creative Director Matt Korba and Producer Lindsey Rostal as they speak about the team’s decision to begin the new title as an aged King Graham takes his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, back through the untold tales of his life.
The first chapter of King’s Quest lands as a digital download on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows later this year.