In the beginning were the Words. And the Words were simple: "Go north." "Take knife." "Kill troll." And the people looked upon them and proclaimed them good.
And then Roberta Williams said, "Let there be Graphics." And the Graphics were equally simple, and in black and white, and still accompanied by lots of Words. But the people looked upon them and proclaimed them good.
Then IBM said, "Let there be an Affordable Home Computer. We will call it the PCjr." And IBM turned to Roberta Williams and said, "Build us a Killer App."
And Roberta Williams said, "Let there be Animation." And lo, King's Quest: Quest for the Crown was born.