We have more on the recent
that Ken and Roberta Williams are returning to the world of game
development. Here's an official announcement saying Sierra cofounders are
working on a single-player game codenamed The Secret
, which is appropriate
considering how few details are included. For now
The Secret - Game by Ken Williams
home to the project, offering the previously released
and a FAQ
there is to know. This says Roberta talked Ken into a game that's more
entertaining than educational and that Windows and macOS will definitely be
among the target platforms. The whole game is said to be "there" but with
scratch graphics. Ken says they are targeting a November release, saying they
are pushing hard while admitting this "probably isn't realistic." Here's word on
what's next from the pair of adventure game design legends:
Roberta Williams, two legendary developers in the history of gaming, are set to
release a new video game that the creators say will be "Sierra flavored," in the
same vein as early successful franchises like Kings Quest and the Leisure Suit
Larry series, but for modern gamers.
The newest entry is preliminarily titled The Secret and will be a single player
game that the developers say will be beta-tested by the end of the summer.
"Roberta and I have been asked for decades whether we would ever produce another
game, and we have always firmly said 'no'. This changed when Roberta had a
clever idea for a game, at the same time I am having fun learning the Unity 3D
development environment, and I happened to be chatting with a talented 3D
The 3D artist Ken refers to is Marcus Maximus
Mera, who has a non-conventional background for game development. Marcus has
designed pieces for Harry Winston, Van Cleef Arpels and Loreal USA. He has also
collaborated on a jewelry collection with celebrated tattoo artist Paul Booth.
"I was always a huge fan of Sierra On-Line, especially the Space Quest games,"
said Mr. Mera. "As 3D design became more and more ubiquitous in the jewelry
business, I immersed myself in the technology to make custom pieces for clients
and that experience has led me here today."
The Williams' and Mr. Mera are collaborating on the game, with additional
details, demos and screenshots to be released at a later date. The Secret - the
Williams' first game in over two decades, has been in development for the past
six months. Updates on the current status of the game can be found at: