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Space Quest II from Sierra On-Line, originally released back in 1987 not long before I was born, has been revived by Infamous Adventures.

It was actually revived a few years ago, with the first build of the remake landing in 2011. A few years later in 2018, the team put it up on itch.io and on the 1st of January this year a 2.0 build went up which included Linux support as well.

Infamous Adventure's remake of the classic 1987 Sierra game "Space Quest II" by The Two Guys from Andromeda, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe!  Join Roger Wilco on an intergalactic adventure as he is pursued by the agents of the sinister Sludge Vohaul!  Lovingly recrafted in simulated VGA colors by Infamous Adventures!

You can grab it from itch.io and see their website.

If the name Infamous Adventures isn't familiar, perhaps the game Quest for Infamy might kickstart your memory. It was funded on Kickstarter, way back in 2012 with it being released in 2014.

Infamous Adventures also released The Order of the Thorne in 2016 and are currently working on other adventure games, including Quest for Infamy: Roehm to Ruin and Order of the Thorne: Fortress of Fire which were also funded on Kickstarter. If you're interested in tracking those and other Kickstarter campaigns, we have a dedicated page you can find here.

Hat tip to RTheren in Discord.

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2 comments

Corben 8 Jan
Oh! I loved playing the Space Quest series back in the days... those are my first steps with adventures. Damn, I knew all the commands to play through the game by heart, even though I didn't really understand them all.

Cool! Very cool!

edit1:
For those on Ubuntu 18.04 getting this error:
error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
You can download the libpng12 deb from here: 64 bit or 32 bit. After installation of that package (libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64 in my case), the game starts.
There is a ppa for newer Ubuntu versions, see linuxuprising.com.

edit2:
For windowed mode (the setting in the acsetup.cfg seems to be ignored) start the game with "./SQ2VGA_V2 -windowed".


Last edited by Corben on 8 January 2020 at 2:40 pm UTC
robvv 9 Jan
I remember playing Space Quest IV back in the day, and the encounter with the Monochrome Boys: "what's the matter, monochrome not good enough for ya?" :-)
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