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Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:29 pm

www.sarien.net have made a shed load of classic Sierra games available to play online or via a mobile browser iPad specific version. All for free and they have also added in multiplayer chat.
Instant adventure gaming
Welcome to Sarien.net, the portal for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games. With its focus on instant fun and a unique multiplayer experience, Sarien.net hopes to win new gamers' hearts and promote the adventure game genre.

I'm currently working on the Black Cauldron, King's Quest and Police Quest to be added to the iPad section. Oh, and iPhone support too.

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What's next? Well, only few AGI games remain, but the next release will hopefully be King's Quest IV - the Perils of Rosella. After that, I have some plans involving user accounts, multiplayer achievements and more...

Games include...
Gold Rush!
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge
The Black Cauldron
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by C16 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Oh wow, looks fab :-)

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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:05 pm

Not tried the iPad version yet, but have been playing the browser version of LSL. Brilliant stuff. Just hope Acti don't force the site offline.
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by pforson » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:27 am

How does the ipad version work - do you need to be online or is it an all included app?
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:29 am

It isn't an app. It is a mobile website that is built to specifically use the touch screen input. Also puts the games in fullscreen unlike the PC version. I have saved links to the games to my homescreen so they seem like apps though.

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Post by pforson » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:32 am

Interesting. I have been thinking about getting an ipad. Still think I'll hold out until the 2nd gen though - can't be too long now?
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:50 pm

Should be announced in Feb. I would definitely wait. Then you can buy my 1st gen off me so I can get the 2nd ;)
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by RetroMartin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:09 pm

Excellent, always wanted to play police quest 1 properly and the first two space quests.
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:14 pm

I'm surprised that site hasn't been sued into oblivion.
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:16 pm

Yup, especially as GOG have just put the police quest series up on their site. In some ways I wish it had been an app so that it downloaded the games so they don't get nuked when Acti start getting heavy.

So keep it to yourselves eh guys. Mums the word!
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:38 pm

I take it it won't work on an iPod Touch, then :( Oh, plums.
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:58 pm

It will but the screen size is just a little too big making it a bit awkward.
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Re: Play Sierra adventures online or on iPad

Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:02 pm

SirClive wrote:It will but the screen size is just a little too big making it a bit awkward.
In that case, I'll give it the once over.
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