The Odd Gentlemen’s take on King’s Quest is shaping up to be one of this year’s pleasant surprises, and publisher Sierra Games released a new developer diary video today that puts the focus on the game’s immensely gorgeous hand-painted art.
In the video, art director Evan Cagle details the process of taking a drawing from the page and seamlessly implementing it into the game. King’s Quest‘s stunning art must really be seen in person to truly get a sense of how it weaves itself into the experience—creative director Matt Korba gave us a rollicking demo of the game at GDC back in March, and we were thoroughly impressed—but even watching the video should help impart the beauty and detail on display in this modern incarnation of the beloved series that appeared on several gaming platforms back in the ’80s and ’90s.
King’s Quest is currently scheduled for a release in the second half of the year on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It has the blessing of original creator Roberta Williams and will feature some pretty impressive vocal talent that should help bring this classic adventure to life, including Christopher Lloyd, Wallace Shawn, and Zelda Williams.