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The company built it's reputation as a company for excellent graphic adventures beginning in the early 1980s, and continued until it was purchased by Vivendi Universal (now known as Vivendi SA) in the late 1990's. Sierra now only exists as a label - as the entire Sierra staff was layed off and the Sierra building was closed. It is doubtful that Vivendi will produce any more adventure games.
 
The company built it's reputation as a company for excellent graphic adventures beginning in the early 1980s, and continued until it was purchased by Vivendi Universal (now known as Vivendi SA) in the late 1990's. Sierra now only exists as a label - as the entire Sierra staff was layed off and the Sierra building was closed. It is doubtful that Vivendi will produce any more adventure games.
  
The adventure games created with Sierra's [[AGI|Adventure Game Interpreter]] (and it's predecessors) are implemented in ScummVM using the code base from the Sarien and TrollVM projects, with permission obtained from the original authors of those projects.
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The adventure games created with Sierra's [[AGI|Adventure Game Interpreter]] (and it's predecessors) are implemented in ScummVM using the code base from the Sarien and TrollVM projects. The adventure games created with [[SCI|Sierra's Creative Interpreter]] are implemented in ScummVM using the code base from the FreeSCI project. All of them were done with permission obtained from the original authors of those projects.
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== PreAGI ==
 
== PreAGI ==
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* [[Manhunter 2]] (1989)
 
* [[Manhunter 2]] (1989)
  
Starting in 1988, adventure game development switched to the more versatile SCI (Sierra's Creative Interpreter) engine. ScummVM does not support these games.
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== SCI ==
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Starting in 1988, adventure game development switched to the more versatile SCI (Sierra's Creative Interpreter) engine. This new engine is object oriented, contrary to AGI that is procedural.
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* [[King's Quest IV]] (1988 - SCI remake)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 2]] (1988)
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* [[Space Quest III]] (1988)
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* [[Quest for Glory]] / Hero's Quest (1989)
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* [[Police Quest II]] (1989)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 3]] (1989)
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* [[Colonel's Bequest, The]] (1989)
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* [[Codename: Iceman]] (1989)
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* [[Conquests of Camelot]] (1990)
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* [[Mixed-Up Mother Goose]] (1990 - SCI remake)
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* [[King's Quest I]] (1990 - SCI remake)
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* [[Quest for Glory II]] (1990)
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* [[King's Quest V]] (1990)
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* [[Jones in the Fast Lane]] (1991)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 1]] (1991 - SCI remake)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 5]] (1991)
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* [[EcoQuest]] (1991)
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* [[Mixed-up Fairy Tales]] (1991)
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* [[Police Quest III]] (1991)
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* [[Space Quest]] (1991 - SCI remake)
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* [[Space Quest IV]] (1991)
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* [[Castle of Dr. Brain]] (1991)
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* [[Fun Seeker's Guide, The]] (1991)
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* [[Police Quest]] (1992 - SCI remake)
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* [[Conquests of the Longbow]] (1992)
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* [[The Island of Dr. Brain]] (1992)
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* [[King's Quest VI]] (1992)
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* [[The Dagger of Amon Ra]] (1992)
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* [[Quest for Glory III]] (1992)
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* [[EcoQuest II]] (1993)
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* [[Slater & Charlie Go Camping]] (1993)
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* [[Freddy Pharkas]] (1993)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 6]] (1993)
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* [[Pepper's Adventures in Time]] (1993)
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* [[Space Quest V]] (1993)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 6]] (1993)
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* [[Gabriel Knight]] (1993)
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* [[Police Quest IV]] (1993)
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* [[Quest for Glory IV]] (1993)
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* [[King's Quest VII]] (1994)
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* [[Phantasmagoria]] (1995)
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* [[The Beast Within]] (1995)
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* [[Shivers]] (1995)
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* [[Space Quest 6]] (1995)
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* [[Torin's Passage]] (1995)
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* [[Police Quest SWAT]] (1995)
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* [[Leisure Suit Larry 7]] (1996)
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* [[Lighthouse]] (1996)
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* [[Phantasmagoria II]] (1996)
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* [[RAMA]] (1996)
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* [[Shivers 2]] (1997)
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A version history of Sierra's games can be found under [[Sierra Game Versions]]
 
A version history of Sierra's games can be found under [[Sierra Game Versions]]

Revision as of 18:35, 21 February 2009

Sierra is a video game company founded by Ken and Roberta Williams.

The company built it's reputation as a company for excellent graphic adventures beginning in the early 1980s, and continued until it was purchased by Vivendi Universal (now known as Vivendi SA) in the late 1990's. Sierra now only exists as a label - as the entire Sierra staff was layed off and the Sierra building was closed. It is doubtful that Vivendi will produce any more adventure games.

The adventure games created with Sierra's Adventure Game Interpreter (and it's predecessors) are implemented in ScummVM using the code base from the Sarien and TrollVM projects. The adventure games created with Sierra's Creative Interpreter are implemented in ScummVM using the code base from the FreeSCI project. All of them were done with permission obtained from the original authors of those projects.


PreAGI

There were several games that used some parts of the AGI engine, before it was mature enough (see TrollVM):

AGI

SCI

Starting in 1988, adventure game development switched to the more versatile SCI (Sierra's Creative Interpreter) engine. This new engine is object oriented, contrary to AGI that is procedural.


A version history of Sierra's games can be found under Sierra Game Versions

External links

Wikipedia article on Sierra