A lot of history here, Colossal Cave Adventure is one of the first games ever made - a text-adventure from 1976 that inspired countless games. Including the graphical adventure game genre that Ken and Roberta Williams created in the 1980s with the likes of King's Quest. Colossal Cave sees Roberta Williams return to game development, with a full 3D remake of this iconic release.
“The original Colossal Cave Adventure was truly unlike anything anyone had seen before, and we hope to make a similar mark on the next generation,” says Roberta Williams, Founder and Lead Designer, Cygnus Entertainment. “Ken and I would have never thought this game could be the experience we’ve created today, but we’ve made that dream a reality thanks to a lot of love and hard work from us, our team, and our gracious partners.”
“Colossal Cave is a game with a long history, and as we got deeper into the project we realised that our Sierra heritage as well as the game's history were a powerful combination,” says Ken Williams, Founder and CEO, Cygnus Entertainment. “When we began this project we received overwhelming support from every direction because of what this game meant to an entire generation. We’ve had the fortune to watch kids and adults alike enjoying the game just as we did all those years ago, and we can’t wait to bring it to all of our fans today.”
It's available now in VR and non-VR form and playable just about anywhere. Meta Quest 2, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PC, and Mac. It's also coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, as well as a version for PlayStation VR 2.
From the acclaimed creator of the King’s Quest series and Phantasmagoria, Colossal Cave, reimagined by Roberta Williams, is an exciting new action-adventure game that promises to bring you the adventure you’ve longed for.
With Ken and Roberta forming Cygnus Entertainment for Colossal Cave it will be interesting to see if the duo tackle something else from their past. Perhaps, a King's Quest remake?