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'''Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter''' was the first game in the [[Space Quest series]].  The game follows a janitor on board the scientific spaceship Arcada.  After waking from an on-duty nap in a broom closet, he discovers that an evil alien race called the Sariens stole the Star Generator, an experimental weapon that was being held on board, and killed all of the Arcada's crew members.
 
'''Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter''' was the first game in the [[Space Quest series]].  The game follows a janitor on board the scientific spaceship Arcada.  After waking from an on-duty nap in a broom closet, he discovers that an evil alien race called the Sariens stole the Star Generator, an experimental weapon that was being held on board, and killed all of the Arcada's crew members.

Revision as of 12:17, 18 January 2011

Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter
sq1sci-vga-3.jpg
First release 1984
Also known as Space Quest I
SQ, SQ1
Developed by Sierra
Published by Sierra
Distributed by (unknown)
Platforms MS-DOS, Tandy 1000
Mac, Apple II
Apple IIGS, Amiga
Atari ST, PCjr
Resolution AGI: 320x200, 16 colors
SCI: 320x200, 256 and 16 colors
Engine AGI, SCI
Support AGI: Since ScummVM 0.10.0.
SCI: Since ScummVM 1.2.0.
Available for
Purchase
Yes

Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter was the first game in the Space Quest series. The game follows a janitor on board the scientific spaceship Arcada. After waking from an on-duty nap in a broom closet, he discovers that an evil alien race called the Sariens stole the Star Generator, an experimental weapon that was being held on board, and killed all of the Arcada's crew members.

After crash landing on the planet Kerona, Roger must find a way to sneak aboard the the Sarien starship Deltaur to stop the vicious aliens from using the Star Generator against Roger's home planet of Xenon.

Requirements

Disk Space: 548 KB
Memory Requirements: 512k of RAM

Game Variants

The MS-DOS, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Tandy 1000, and PCjr versions are similar in terms of graphics. The Amiga version used an extended palette.

Data Files

All of the files required for Space Quest to run

LOGDIR
PICDIR
SNDDIR
VIEWDIR
OBJECT
VOL.*
WORDS.TOK

Platform Compatibility

List of platforms where Space Quest is known to work / not to work

Legend:
Completable
Not Completable
Doesn't Work
Space Quest Compatibility by Platform
Platform Game Version Status
Windows MS-DOS Completable with minor glitches

External links