IncGamers has spoken to the directors of The Silver Lining, the King's Quest fangame that was hit by a C&D from Activision late last month, in order to find out what fans can do to help save the eight years of work.
Interesting. I'll be looking forward to the interview. Maybe activision can be taken DOWN
Wow, Activision is on fire at the moment.
Interview aside and not really important but what on earth is that thumbnail of?
The iconic hat from the King's Quest series.
Good.... I thought it was something... Else...
Haha, I was wondering that too!
LOL, Guess im not the only perverted one here.
so they didn't get permission first?
Got permission from Vivendi when Vivendi owned the rights. Now Activision owns the rights and is shutting it down after 8 years work.
that usually means the game would suck anyway. They should of finished it quicker.
For a game made by fans in their spare time? It doesn't surprise me in the slighest, considering how good it was looking :(
I think for spare-time coders with outside committments it's pretty good. Diablo 3 isn't far behind that schedule. It's a bigger game but it's a vastly bigger dedicated team. I'm sure there are other titels that have taken longer than expected to complete.
BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS :O HAHA Sorry Dream Theater RULES!! :p On Topic: I would hate to have 8 years of my hard work be taken down. Poor guys I really hope this doesn't happen.
...Not that I am surprised. I grew up with Kings Quest. I was just 8 when myself and a bunch of other kids around the block would huddle around one of my friends computers blurting out different things we would try. Kings Quest gave birth to an entire genre. Adventure games are dead now, but KQ will always turn my head when I see it in the news. A few years ago I praised (in my head) Vivendi because here was a group of fans working on something they loved (the Silver Lining)and after seeing the hard work these fans put together, Vivendi admitted that these folks were doing the IP justice. Now Activision comes out and just C&D's everything they've worked on? It's pretty rediculous. If anyone knows about this project, then they should also know that this game was made for KQ fans. It held true to the old games and was an adventure game drawn and written (even acted) from the ground up. This was done with great care. It's sad that Activision is such a pile of sh!t. I am pretty dissapointed I bought MW2 now after how the studio was treated....and I think I will actually do my best not to give Activision any money from now on. This isn't always easy to do as I want to buy any good game being the hardcore gamer I am. Bobby Kotick, you are an ass.
even if they ditched the kings quest references and just made this a standalone game i think people would still be interested in playing it. it'd be a shame to see 8 years work wasted because a bunch of greedy arses at activision, who've recently shown they don't give a flying frakk about anything other than making as much money as possible by any means necessary.
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