The Silver Lining

PC / Adventure / Release: TBA / ESRB: U

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Cognition announced by King's Quest fan sequel dev

Cognition announced by King's Quest fan sequel dev

Phoenix Online Studios, the team behind the fan-made King's Quest sequel The Silver Lining, today announced its original, commercial adventure game, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. Fittingly for a game with supernatural airs, Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen is signed up as a story consultant.

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The Silver Lining Episode 3 Launching Next Week

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The third episode of The Silver Lining, the free, fan-made and officially sanctioned Kings Quest sequel, will launch on February 17, developer Phoenix Online Studios confirmed today.

Episode 3: My Only Love Sprung from My Only Hate seems a grim affair, exploring the dark past of King Graham's wife Valanice and placing the poor chap "squarely in the path of the gravest danger he's faced so far." We imagine he'll probably pull through, though, as there are still two episodes to come after this. Read more »

"Britney Brimhally Great Gadzooka! This looks fabuloso! Someone call the press - My panties are ..."
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Daily Filter: September 20, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is heavy on sports with trailers for NBA 2K11, NBA Elite 11, NBA Jam, Racquet Sports, and Shaun White Skateboarding alongside videos for Knights Contract, Apox, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, , Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and The Silver Lining: Episode Two. Read more »

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Daily Filter: September 15, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

A lot of the new content added to our database today made it to the front page, as new titles were announced at TGS 2010 media briefings. However, today's Filter has a few new pieces of content you might be interested in. Read more »

"Posting from the future, Xav? Should be the 15th, not 25th. :)"
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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel Launches

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The first chapter in the fan-made episodic King's Quest sequel The Silver Lining was released over the weekend, as promised, and can be downloaded now for free.

Alas, we can't mirror the game on FileShack for you as the agreement that saw publisher and property owner Activision reverse its plans to bury the project requires that the adventure game only be available from its official site. Read more »

"I squee'd. More than once. It's a good start and I can't wait for the rest."
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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel Cleared for July Release

The Silver Lining, the free fan-made sequel to Roberta Williams' hallowed adventure game series King's Quest, seems to have finally cleared all legal hurdles and is now headed for an episodic release starting on July 10.

The Silver Lining's troubles first began in 2005 when King's Quest owner Vivendi made moves to quash the game. Vivendi eventually granted the team a non-commercial fan license and development continued until February when the property's new owner Activision Blizzard decided to rescind that license, demanding the team halt development. Read more »

"I remember doing a voice audition for this game. Sadly i wasnt picked :("
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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel May Live On

In what can only be described as a prime example of history repeating itself, publisher Activision is now in "discussions" with independent developer Phoenix Online Studios over the status of its free fan-made King's Quest sequel "The Silver Lining."

"Given the overwhelming community support for the Silver Lining project," Activision told Kotaku, "Activision is in discussions with Phoenix Online Studios about allowing them to continue to finish the game and then release it to their fans." Read more »

"Thank you for all the hard work! We will now pay you .01% of our profits selling this game!"
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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel Halted by Activision

Having already survived one legal scuffle, fan-made King's Quest sequel "The Silver Lining" has again been felled by legalities.

Activision Blizzard--the result of a merger between Activision and King's Quest IP owner Vivendi--has requested that it be halted.

Originally referred to as "King's Quest IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining," the unofficial sequel to the long-dormant adventure series was initially halted in 2005 after Vivendi sent the team a cease-and-desist letter. However, the project was revived months later as "The Silver Lining" when Vivendi granted the team a non-commercial fan license to use King's Quest settings. Read more »

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