Remember Quest For Glory? It was Sierra On-line’s classic merging of the RPG and Adventure Game genres. Corey and Lori Ann Cole, the married couple that developed the series, have hardly rested on their laurels since the 1998 release of its final game, Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire; however, the work they've done since then likely escaped your notice. That's all about to change.
After receiving a great deal of encouragement from Quest for Glory fans, the Coles have decided to develop once again. They’ve partnered with Brawsome’s Andrew Goulding, the man behind the excellent point-and-click game Jolly Rover (pick it up, Monkey Island fans), to make a new game they’ve tentatively titled Hero U.
Several years ago, the Coles launched a website called School for Heroes. Those that signed up were given a personality quiz and then presented with challenges based on their answers. Although you played as a wizard on the site, the Coles were aiming to make people think about “what they could do in real life,” according to an interview with Mashable. Hero U will take concepts from School for Heroes and bring them into a 5-part, Quest For Glory-influenced “narrative adventure.”
As is the case with most indie games these days, there’s a Kickstarter to go along with Hero U. It will launch of October 19 with a goal of $400,000. Visit the official Hero U website to keep up with the project and offer your feedback and ideas on the project.
Oh, and if you’re interested, Quest for Glory 1-5 is available for a mere $9.99 via Good Old Games.