The Making of Colossal Cave – Part 1

Yesterday my wife, Roberta Williams, said to me, “I know what your next project should be!” I cautiously asked, “What?”, assuming she had some new idea for a game. Instead, she said, “This isn’t the right time, but perhaps starting next summer you could write a book about, “The Making or the Remaking of Colossal […]

Q&A with Roberta & Ken Williams, developers of reimagined Colossal Cave, out today

Sid Shuman (he/him)January 19, 2023 Ken and Roberta Williams need little introduction among adventure game fans. The duo, who founded legendary developer Sierra On-Line in the earliest days of gaming, has been responsible for some of the genre’s most innovative, daring, and memorable titles. The two have been away from game development for quite some […]

Why Colossal Cave matters and why Ken and Roberta Williams remade it

Fifty years after it first appeared on old mainframes, Sierra founders Ken and Roberta Williams have remade the landmark adventure game Colossal Cave. Ian Boudreau23 hours ago Colossal Cave is an adventure game that predates its own genre and  arguably everything we know as ‘the rules’ of modern game design. It began life as 700 lines of […]

Ken and Roberta Williams are back to evolve the adventure game genre

Right before her 20-plus year retirement, Roberta Williams could see how the video game industry was about to leave the adventure game genre behind. Set in motion in the 1970s by a text adventure game called Colossal Cave Adventure, the genre would never be the same after Roberta and her husband, Ken Williams, entered the industry. […]

Why Roberta Williams Came Out of Retirement to Remake a Beloved Text Adventure

‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ summoned the Sierra adventure game legend to her calling. Forty years later, she’s heeding its call again. When you are as successful as Roberta Williams, you can decide you are done making video games on land. Colossal Cave is the designer’s first game in 24 years, and her first designed aboard the Cygnus, a […]

Colossal Cave 3D Adventure: Reinventing a Cult Game in VR

Reimagined by the legendary Roberta & Ken Williams, textured with Substance 3D Marcus: I’m Marcus Maximus Mera, and I’m the first artist to work with Ken and Roberta Williams on the Colossal Cave game. My background is a little different from most game designers. I come from high-end jewelry and apparel design and manufacturing experiences. I started […]

Ken and Roberta Williams Interview Ken and Roberta Williams, cofounders of Sierra Online, join us to discuss their new game Colossal Cave: Reimagined by Roberta Williams.

Colossal Cave Text Version Video Special! Come watch @Ducati Damo and @EDDocGamer take on the text based game Colossal Cave! This game is one of the first adventure computer games ever made, and the basis for the soon to be released @Colossal Cave Reimagined by Roberta Williams of Sierra Online Fame!! Check out to play the text version of […]

The Creators of ‘King’s Quest’ Are Back With a New Game

Ken and Roberta Williams are the cofounders of Sierra Online, the company behind such classic computer games as King’s Quest, Space Quest, and Quest for Glory. Their latest project, Colossal Cave: Reimagined by Roberta Williams, is a remake of the genre-defining Colossal Cave Adventure by Will Crowther and Don Woods. “It’s a wonderful game, and I would love to bring it back […]



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