The classic Sierra adventure game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is coming back in 2014. Today series creator Jane Jensen announced a partnership with Activision to re-imagine the game for PC, Mac and iPad in 2014 with newly upgraded HD graphics. I spoke to Jane about the news yesterday, and what follows is a transcript of the conversation. Fun fact: I served as a volunteer beta tester for the original game 20 years ago!
So now we can finally reveal what “Mystery Game X” is on your website! Fans will be thrilled to hear you are finally reunited with Gabriel Knight. How did this deal come about with Activision
There were some people at Activision who were passionate about the old Sierra titles and one of them contacted me during our Moebius Kickstarter last year. There was more visibility of adventure games at that time with the various Kickstarter campaigns and the success of some big titles, so it looked like a good moment for them to get a project like this rolling at Activision. Those supporters inside Activision are really to thank for getting the project off the ground and for helping me get the license to do this game.