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Text-based classic Colossal Cave getting a remake from adventure-game legend Roberta Williams

First seeing release in the 70’s, Colossal Cave is getting a remake. It’s one to get excited about too, coming from ‘adventure’ luminary Roberta Williams.

The adventure begins

If you’re a PC fan who cut his or her gaming-teeth the 80s or 90s, then you know all about the name Roberta Williams. Together with her husband Ken and their company Sierra On-Line, Williams produced some of the greatest adventure games of all time.

Seriously, she counts Space Quest (edit – pointed out by a reader, while SQ was from Sierra On-Line, it wasn’t one of Roberta’s!), King’s Quest, and Phantasmagoria to her credit. The genre doesn’t get much more iconic than those titles. And now, as you can see, she’s back with a brand new adventure.

That’d be Colossal Cave – Reimagined by Roberta Williams. Now, if you don’t remember Colossal Cave, you’re forgiven, since it was originally released some 46 years ago, in 1976. It was also a text-adventure.

But as you can see, it’s looking radically different now…

Wander into a breathtaking fantasy realm full of magical beings and endless possibilities. Trek through miles of underground labyrinths glittering with gold and gems awaiting discovery.

Solve complex puzzles throughout the caverns, collecting priceless treasures and mystical items before returning home at the end of an unforgettable journey.

Cygnus Entertainment press release

You won’t have to wait long to quest into the Colossal Cave, as the game is targeting a release later this year. So, next month then. Look for it on the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Switch, Mac and PC (via Steam and Epic).

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2 comments

  1. Space Quest is not a Roberta Credit but Ken Williams Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe are credited

  2. That’s a good catch right there Marcus. I always though it was a ‘Williams’ game, but no dice. It’s from Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, according to Wiki.

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