PAX West 2022: The Comeback of an Iconic Adventure Game

By Published On: September 3, 2022Categories: Gaming, News

Colossal Cave 3D

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything new from Roberta and Ken Williams, the minds behind some of the most iconic adventure games of the 80s and 90s. But they’re back with a brand new take on one of their most popular games: Colossal Cave.

Developed using Unity, Colossal Cave 3D is a first-person, single-player, 3D adventure that will delight millions of Sierra and Colossal Cave fans worldwide. According to Ken Williams, “While locked down by the Pandemic I wrote the story for CC3D, Roberta then took my story and used her magic to bring the caves and cliffs and snakes and dragons to life in a beautiful 3D environment.”

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The game itself is a love letter to fans of the original game, while also modernizing the gameplay and mechanics for a new generation of players. If you’re a fan of adventure games, or if you’re just looking for something new to play, Colossal Cave 3D is definitely worth checking out.

Players will find themselves transported back to 1971 where they take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who sets out to explore the fabled Colossal Cave. With more than 100 rooms to discover, players will need to solve puzzles, avoid traps, and battle strange creatures if they hope to make it through to the end and find the treasure. Fans of the original game will recognize some of the features and locations in the new game.

We’re excited to see what Roberta and Ken Williams have been up to, and we can’t wait to get our hands on Colossal Cave 3D in fall 2022 which is set to be available on Meta Quest, PC, and Switch. Stay tuned for more news and updates!

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