Sunday, 27 June 2010

Press Release - The Silver Lining

Ambitious Fan Project The Silver Lining Resurfaces July 10 In Episodic Format

The wait is over for the free game inspired by the legendary King's Quest series
 
SACRAMENTO, CALIF., June 26, 2010 - Phoenix Online Studios is happy to announce the July 10th debut of The Silver Lining with "Episode 1: What is Decreed Must Be," the first of a series of episodes that will be released throughout 2010. The highly-anticipated fan-made project will allow gamers to revisit familiar characters and lands inspired by Roberta Williams' beloved King's Quest universe, which captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans during the 80's and 90's.
In The Silver Lining, players will assume the role of King Graham as he sets out on a quest to save his children, Rosella and Alexander, from a mysterious curse. The episodes will be released as free downloads from www.tsl-game.com. "We played about 20 minutes of the first chapter, and now I'm dying to know how the story unfolds (...) this game nails it by feeling like a true heir to the throne," said Joystiq in a recent preview of the game. 

Phoenix Online Studios and Activision have worked together over the last few months to build a relationship that will enable The Silver Lining to be freely distributed to its eager fans.
For more information about The Silver Lining, the latest updates, or to join Phoenix Online Studios' The Silver Lining community, visit www.tsl-game.com.
 

About Phoenix Online Studios

Established in 2004 and previously known as "Phoenix Freeware Online," Phoenix Online Studios began as a group of King's Quest fans coming together to create an unofficial sequel to the series. Their first project, The Silver Lining, has been called one of the most ambitious fan projects ever made and has garnered attention from publications such as PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, Game Informer, Edge, GamesTM, Kotaku, and Joystiq, among others. The team is excited to finally unveil the long-awaited The Silver Lining to the world. Phoenix Online Studios is currently working on their first commercial endeavors. More information about Phoenix Online Studios can be found on the company's website, www.postudios.com.

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2 comments:

Banderwocky said...

Ooh cool! I'm so glad Activision came around on this.

CaptainD said...

It certainly is good news - the last thing I'd heard before I was sent this was that Activision had sent them a Cease and Desist notice. Presumably it was planned to be a commercial release at that time?

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