Sierra Adventure Games is coming to iPad…but not the way you think – TouchArcade

Martin Kool describes himself as “”just a guy” with a family at home with 3 kids to take care of (and one to come) and a day job” who also has an insatiable love for Sierra’s adventure games the old school. This day job he mentions involves doing “crazy things with the web”, as he put it, so it’s no surprise that when looking for tools to bring those old games to modern platforms, he opted for HTML, CSS and Javascript. Currently, nine of these classic adventure games, including the quest for kings series, one Larry Leisure Suit game, and others are playable on his website Sarien.net.

That would all be pretty cool on its own, but Martin is hard at work on the final touches of adapting his web game engine in which all of these games work to be (as he put it) “a truly jaw-dropping iPad experience. breath”. When completed, these games will have their own special URL that users can navigate to and then save as icons through the add to home screen feature that already exists on the device without any jailbreak, emulation or something else. touch, and does not require any input. Check out the video he put together:

When Kool approached us about it, I definitely thought it was something that needed to be on TouchArcade, but I had to ask the inevitable question of whether or not it was ready for the attention that he would get. (Specifically, from Activision’s legal department.) For him, it’s a labor of love. It runs these games at its own expense, with no advertising. So far, more than 2 million gamers have stopped by his site. He said he would stop immediately if Activision sent him a cease and desist – but more than anything, he just hopes Activision gives him a non-commercial license or involves him in some way. other in reposting these games in HD like he did.

Sarien.net is an outstanding homage to those old-school adventure games, and if all goes according to plan, the site will release iPad-compatible versions of the included titles within a month. It’s no secret that we love retro games here, and we’ll post more information about this project as soon as we have it.

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