|The Silver Lining, originally titled King's Quest IX: Every Cloak Has A
Silver Lining, is an unofficial continuation to the King's Quest series created by
fans (the current TSL team was created in January of 2002), which was granted
official legal permission from King's Quest copyright holder
Vivendi Games, Inc. It claims to be one of the most professional fangames to date;
it has grown to be one of the largest fangame projects when measured by team
membership. The project was shut down for two months in September 2005, after over
four years of development, and immediately after providing their first trailer and
announcing a release date, Phoenix Online Studios received a cease-and-desist email
from Vivendi. It was revived after a successful letter
writing campaign by fans, as well as a professional DVD portfolio created and
delivered by the team itself. The title had to be changed to remove the "King's
Quest" reference but all content remained as is. It's going to be released in 5 episodes.
The first part focuses mainly on King Graham and was completed in February 2010 but when the rights to King's Quest changed to Activision, they refused to issue the game a license to release it as a free game, until July when they changed their mind. Episode 1: What is Decreed Must Be (July 10) - Picking up where Sierra's original King's Quest series left off, the first episode opens with what should be a joyous celebration in the Land of the Green Isles. Upon the arrival of a black-cloaked stranger, however, revelry turns to tragedy as the royal twins Alexander and Rosella fall victim to a mysterious curse. Now patriarch King Graham must don his feathered adventurer's cap once again and set out on a quest to save his family - and to bring the beloved franchise into the new millennium. Episode 2: Two Households (Sep 18) - King Graham once again dons his feathered adventurer's cap and embarks on a quest to save his children, Alexander and Rosella, from a mysterious curse. Added Extended Narrations vs Short Narrations: You can flip the switch at any point during the game in the Audio options screen. Walking / jogging, moving Graham now animated on the basis of motion-capture and an improved algorithm. Added support for wide screens and setting the font size of subtitles. And above all - cheers - a new location, a total 17 locations in the game, ranging from the Isle of Mists, to a full sunny Isle of the Crown, and the brand new Isle of Wonders. A large number of puzzles and total length of the game that is four hours. Due later are Episode 3: My Only Love Sprung From My Only Hate (Feb 17/2011) is more than twice the size of Episode 2. It's packed with more intricate and difficult puzzles, a centerpiece action sequence, more beautiful cutscenes, another Isle to explore with new scenes and characters, and much more! Graham's world falls further apart and grows more mysterious: strange visions of old foes, the enigmatic Ranger's riddles, unexplained oddities in the Isles, and now Queen Valnice seems to have reached her breaking point. Episode 4: Tis In My Memory Locked, And You Yourself Shall Keep the Key of It (Nov 6/2011) is the last episode in which the action will take place in the lands of the Green Isles. There's more action sequence goodness that we had in episode 3 but also new areas of Sacred Mountain and exploration of Isle of the Beast. You're waiting for an arcade box, and you will surely be surprised to learn that the roots in rpg-episode "Final Fantasy". However, the standard and adventure tasks will be many, though, as promised, challenging. Finally, you will play as a new character (of two), who will operate in the fifth and final episode. Episode 5 - A Thousand Times Goodnight (TBA) You are waiting for the unknown earth.