PC Adventure games like Day of the Tentacle, Quest for Glory, and King’s Quest are old news. However, age has never stopped fans from celebrating the titles through re-makes, retreads or ... live action plays.
That’s right. Recently, co-producer Chris Chappell pointed us towards his play entitled "Adventure Quest." It’s a play that will combine the humor and splendor of 80’s PC gaming with living, breathing actors. The catch is that all the music is 8-bit and the actors will perform in front of a digital screen.
I asked Chappell to elaborate. He told me via e-mail that it’s “...set inside the world of an adventure game. We have live actors (wearing costumes restricted to the EGA color palette) moving between vintage-looking screenshots that are projected behind them.”
“In the play there’s a hero who speaks commands of the ‘Pick up the key’ and ‘Kill ogre’ variety. A disembodied voice responds to his commands, describes the scene around him, etc. “As the play goes on, the hero becomes self-aware, starts questioning the rules of the world ...”
The idea, as Chapell told me, is to “tell a story that’s interesting in its own right.” Clearly from what he said earlier, I believe he’s on the right path.
Below in the gallery are some images of the backdrops. If you’re interested in "Adventure Quest," check out the play’s Facebook page. It has ticket information as well as a nice synopsis.
Quest for Glory really tickled me when I was younger. How interested are you guys in "Adventure Quest?" I know if I lived in the New York area, I'd be there in a in a second.