Due to popular demand, I have added a news archive to the Virtual Broomcloset. Previous site updates are achived here, dating back to December 19, 2001. The Broomcloset has been online since November 29, 1995. To see previous updates not included in the archive, why not check out the Broomcloset on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine?
Sierra Community News Goes Live May 29, 2004 -
Thanks to Frans of SpaceQuest.net, the Virtual Broomcloset is proud to offer all the latest Sierra Community News here at the site. Want to know when your favorite Sierra fansites are updated? Want the latest Sierra news? Just click here, and it's all at your fingertips.
Sierra Community News Goes Live May 29, 2004 -
Thanks to Frans of SpaceQuest.net, the Virtual Broomcloset is proud to offer all the latest Sierra Community News here at the site. Want to know when your favorite Sierra fansites are updated? Want the latest Sierra news? Just click here, and it's all at your fingertips.
Space Quest Timer Bugs Patched February 17, 2004 -
For years, Space Quest fans have encountered a wide range of timer bugs in the Space Quest games -- surviving
the Keronian desert in SQ1VGA, escaping the Skate-O-Rama in Space Quest 4, rescuing Cliffy in Space Quest 5,
and so forth. Well, it looks like someone going by the name NewRisingSun has gone in and repaired these bugs,
releasing unofficial patches at his website. Also
included are patches for other Sierra games like Conquests of the Longbow, Leisure Suit Larry III, and many
more! If your computer is too fast to play your favorite Sierra classics, give these patches a try!
Mystery Project December 4, 2003 - If there's one thing that I've learned in the past eight years, it's that the life of a webmaster is one filled with mystery and intrigue. For instance, I received an anonymous e-mail message a few days ago wishing the Broomcloset a happy anniversary. Attached to that e-mail was this file. Make of it what you will, but it looks like Space Quest fans are in for a real treat.
Roger Wilco Goes Manga, Gets Oggtastic November 30, 2003 -
It's time for more eighth-anniversary goodness. This time, we have contributions from Kevin "WilcoWeb" Wallace and Sierra Music Central's Spikey. First up is Kevin's awesome portrait of Roger Wilco (which seems to remind me of Final Fantasy for some strange reason):
Also, Spikey was kind enough to contribute a beautiful version of the Trek-inspired Space Quest 5 theme that I've been meaning to post for ages. For what it's worth, the theme is offered in that kooky Ogg Vorbis format that all the kids are crazy about these days. Enjoy!
Download the Space Quest 13 Trailer!
November 29, 2003 -
As hard as it might be to believe, the Virtual Broomcloset turns eight years old today! As part of the celebration, I have a special treat for all you Space Questers out there: Dr. Styx's awesome animated Space Quest 13 trailer (20MB). I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say that defeating Sludge Vohaul is a lot easier than living with him. Trust me, folks, this cartoon is hilarious; you don't want to miss it!
That's not all, though! Over the next couple of days, I'll be uploading more new content to help celebrate the anniversary--so be sure to check back! Also, feel free to join in on the festivities at the Subspace Channel.
Second Annual Space Quest Fake-Off Competition Underway November 27, 2003 -
Thanks to the hard work of E1ven and Kainenable, the second annual Space Quest Fake-Off is now underway with a nifty StarCon coffee mug as the grand prize. For those not familiar with the fake-off, it's a contest in which entrants can get creative and submit virtually anything they want--images, Flash presentations, fan fictions, music, and so forth--as long as it spoofs something and is related to the Space Quest series. You can check out some of last year's entries here.The deadline is December 31, so get to work!
In other news, Saturday marks the eighth anniversary of the Virtual Broomcloset's launch. Be sure to drop by for some great new content to celebrate the event!
Leisure Suit Larry 8? October 20, 2003 -
It's a bit off-topic, but I figured Space Quest fans might be interested
to know that Adventure Gamers and various other gaming sites are
reporting today that Sierra has a new Leisure Suit Larry game in
development. More details are available in my weblog (the entry is permalinked here).
Now, let's just hope that this
project doesn't meet with the same fate as Escape Factory's Space Quest 7.
New SQ6 MP3, Upcoming Anniversary October 13, 2003 - I've just uploaded a new Space Quest 6 MP3 contributed by Pstonie D'Sane. This file is a compilation of the individual files of the Space Quest 6 commercial that's archived here at the site. Now, instead of listening to it in the form of six or seven WAV files, you can listen to the whole thing as it was originally intended. Enjoy!
In other news, the eighth anniversary of Ye Olde Virtual Broomcloset is just a little more than a month away--November 29, to be exact. If you would like to contribute any content--articles, downloads, SQUATs, fan art, fan fiction, frauds, multimedia, and so forth--to help celebrate the big day, please get in touch with me. Thanks in advance! Meanwhile, if you want to keep up with what I'm doing on a day-to-day basis, you can always drop by my weblog.
"Where's Wilco?" Winner Announced; SQ Ringtone in iMelody Format August 18, 2003 - The Virtual Broomcloset would like to congratulate Breelan Lubers, the winner of the recently-completed "Where's Wilco?" contest! Breelan managed to track down all three Wilcos (Wilcoes?), earning a rare copy of the first issue of The Adventures of Roger Wilco in the process. Well done, Breelan! Thanks to everyone else who entered the contest. Hopefully, there will be another on the way in the relatively near future.
Thanks to Joe Cassara's hard work, I've also uploaded a cellular ringtone of the Space Quest theme in iMelody format--complete with a light show and bass on supported phone models! I'm no cell phone expert, but Joe assures me that it should be compatible with most newer phones that feature monophonic tones support. You can download the ringtone here (right click and select "Save As" if you're having trouble downloading the file) and then transfer it to your phone via Bluetooth, e-mail, or whatever else floats your subspace buoy. If your phone doesn't support the iMelody format, the Virtual Broomcloset also offers ringtones in various other formats.
"Where's Wilco?" Deadline Approaching August 14, 2003 - If you haven't entered the "Where's Wilco?" contest yet (see below for details), time is quickly running out. The deadline is midnight EST on Friday, August 15. Any entries received after that time will be fed to an Orat. So, if you want a chance to win the first issue of The Adventures of Roger Wilco, get to work!
Meanwhile, in case you can't get enough of my news posts here at the Broomcloset, I've recently launched a weblog that has little or nothing to do with Space Quest, so feel free to drop by and say hello.
Where's Wilco? Find Him for a Chance to Win a Rare SQ Comic! August 1, 2003 - Where's Wilco? If you can find him, you have the chance to win a truly rare piece of Space Quest memorabilia: a copy of the first issue of The Adventures of Roger Wilco comic book series! How do you enter the contest? As the name suggests, you'll need to find our favorite sanitation engineer hiding on this very website. Sounds easy enough, right? After all, he shows up on practically every page. What you're looking for, however, is this image:
There are three of these images (the one above doesn't count) lurking throughout the many pages that comprise this website. Find them all by searching through the Broomcloset, noting their locations, and copying the URLs from your browser's address bar. When you've found all three, paste the locations into an e-mail message and send your entry to the Broomcloset. Be sure to include your real name with the entry, and use "Where's Wilco?" as the subject line. A winner will then be chosen at random from the correct entries and will receive as his or her prize the first issue of The Adventures of Roger Wilco. Now, it's time for a few rules:
All entries must be received by midnight on August 15, 2003. All entries received after the deadline will be thrown out. Only one entry is allowed per individual. Anyone who attempts to submit multiple entries will have all his or her entries eliminated from the contest. Once a winner has been chosen from among the correct entries, he or she will be contacted via e-mail in order to obtain a mailing address to ship the prize. So, be sure to submit your entry using a valid e-mail address. If the winner does not respond with his or her mailing address within five days of notification, the Virtual Broomcloset reserves the right to select another winner from among the correct entries. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Broomcloset. Rules subject to change, void where prohibited, and all that jazz.
Got it? Good. So, start browsing the site, find the three Wilcos (Wilcoes?), and submit your entry. Good luck, and happy hunting!
Space Quest 0 Walk-Through Available!
July 26, 2003 - Stuck in Space Quest 0: Replicated? Need some help? Well, the Virtual Broomcloset is proud to offer a complete walk-through for SQ0 that will help you finish the game with a better-than-perfect score! What more could you ask for? You can find the walk-through (along with screenshots, interviews, and more) in the site's all-new Space Quest 0: Replicated section.
Meanwhile, be sure to check back on Wednesday as the Broomcloset launches its first-ever contest!
Space Quest 0 Interview July 18, 2003 - As promised, I've just posted an exclusive interview with Space Quest 0: Replicated designer Jeff Stewart. So, have a look to find out more about the origins of SQ0, as well as Jeff's thoughts on fan games and the adventure genre as a whole. Meanwhile, if you haven't played Space Quest 0: Replicated yet, download it today! For more details on the game, see the news posts below.
It's been a crazy few weeks here at the Broomcloset since the release of SQ0. Just to recap, Slashdot posted a news story on the game on June 29, resulting in nearly 24,000 visits to the site in a single day! On that day alone, SQ0 was downloaded over 12,000 times. Since then, SQ0 has been popping up everywhere. For instance, Netjak.com posted a favorable review, calling SQ0 "a must-play for every serious adventure gamer." It also earned a mention on the July 5th episode of the Washington, D.C.-based Tech Radio Show and, as of the time of this posting, remains the number one adventure download at FilePlanet.com. Not too shabby for an old-fashioned adventure game, eh?
Coming soon to the Broomcloset: an all-new section of the site devoted exclusively to SQ0 with hints, technical support, trivia, and more! Also on the way is the first-ever Broomcloset contest. The prize? Let's just say it's a very rare piece of SQ memorabilia that any fan would love. So, stay tuned!
Replicated: Version 1.04 June 27, 2003 - A third updated version of the awesome new fan game Space Quest 0: Replicated is now available to download (for more information about SQ: Replicated, please see the news update below). This version includes fixes for the following issues:
So, if you've already downloaded Replicated, you might want to download this updated version. All download links at the Broomcloset now point to the proper version. Meanwhile, plenty of SQ fans are already playing Replicated, and the feedback seems overwhelmingly positive thus far. If you're looking for hints or want to discuss the game, there are quite a few people talking about it at the Subspace Channel message forum. Stay tuned to the Virtual Broomcloset for future updates and, coming soon, a Q&A session with Replicated designer, Jeff Stewart.
- "I bought too much beer, drank it all, and can't finish my quest!"
These people will have to restore a saved game, but it won't happen again.
- "I magically got 250 credits!"
Now you won't.
- "I can walk on Bambi!"
Now you can't.
- "I'm having problems with the board and the chasm."
Now you shouldn't.
Space Quest 0: Replicated is Here! June 25, 2003 - The Virtual Broomcloset is proud to announce the release of Jeff Stewart's Space Quest 0: Replicated, an all-new AGI fan game set prior to the events of the Sarien Encounter! In the tradition of The Lost Chapter, Space Quest: Replicated offers fans an untold tale of Roger Wilco as our hero finds himself posted aboard Labion Orbital Station 10, a Class 3 Cloning Facility. Unfortunately, it appears that a mysterious someone (or something) has murdered all of Roger's fellow crewmates during one of his famous supply-closet naps. Join Roger as he escapes the station, travels to Labion for the first time, and manages to die in literally dozens of creative new ways as he struggles to figure out what happened aboard LOS10.
Replicated is built using the same technology as SQ1 and SQ2, featuring an old-fashioned text parser and gorgeous 16-color graphics--some of the best that I've ever seen, in fact! So, what are you waiting for? Download Space Quest 0: Replicated (699k) today and give it a whirl! I'll be back later today with some screenshots of the game in action. In the meantime, feel free to discuss SQ0: Replicated at the Subspace Channel message forum!
UPDATE (5:30PM EST) - Around 5:30PM EST today, I uploaded an updated version of Replicated that fixed a few last-minute bugs. If you downloaded the game prior to that time, you'll probably want to grab the updated version. The links above also point to the proper version. Meanwhile, I've provided a few screenshots below to give you a taste of what you can expect in the game.
Prepare to Get Replicated
June 24, 2003 - Intrigued? Wondering what's with all this "replicated" business? Well, the date on the front page is tomorrow. I have a feeling that this is going to be something that you don't want to miss. In the meantime, feel free to speculate at the Subspace Channel message forum.
Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the MP3 Rippers May 28, 2003 - As promised, the final batch of Space Quest 4 MP3s are here, completing the awesome MT-32 soundtrack. Thanks again to Sierra Music Central for providing these files--all of which are now housed in the Virtual Broomcloset's multimedia section. Now, on to the downloads!
33. Buckazoid Bill's Arcade (MP3 Format, 766k)
34. Ms. Astro Chicken (MP3 Format, 641k)
35. Skate-O-Rama (MP3 Format, 1.26 MB)
36. Back In Space Quest I (MP3 Format, 1.25MB)
37. Keronian Bar Revisited (MP3 Format, 3.34MB)
38. Point Theme (Sand Bikes) (MP3 Format, 79k)
39. Monochrome Bikers (MT-32, MP3 Format, .97MB)
40. Monochrome Bikers (MT-32 + SC, MP3 Format, 1.55MB)
41. The Laser Room/Super Computer Area (MP3 Format, 1.80MB)
42. Security Droid! (MP3 Format, 766k)
43. Take A Good Look, Roger (MP3 Format, 172k)
44. Programming Chamber (MP3 Format, 703k)
45. Format Countdown (MP3 Format, 1.66MB)
46. The Fight (Roger vs. Vohaul) (MP3 Format, 1.75MB)
47. Closing Scenes (MP3 Format, 2.31MB)
48. Closing Theme (MP3 Format, 1.72MB)
"Why don't you come with me, little girl, on a pterodactyl ride?" May 25, 2003 - The second round of tracks from the Space Quest 4 soundtrack are here--with the final sixteen on the way in a couple of days! This time around we have such classics as "Let's Shop!" and that popular working-being's anthem, "Flippin' Burgers." So, have at 'em!
17. Pterodactyl Ride (MP3 Format, 1.06MB)
18. Pterodactyl's Nest (MP3 Format, 1.11MB)
19. Latex Babes of Estros (MP3 Format, 1.17 MB)
20. Sub Ride (MP3 Format, 1.40MB)
21. Zondra and Thoreen (MP3 Format, 2.56MB)
22. Sea Slug Attack (MP3 Format, 1.12MB)
23. Our Hero! (MP3 Format, 1.05MB)
24. Let's Shop! (MP3 Format, 750k)
25. Meanwhile, Back In Space Quest XII (MP3 Format, 1.49MB)
26. Galaxy Galleria Mall (MP3 Format, 1.26MB)
27. Big and Tall (MP3 Format, 1.70MB)
28. Software Store (MP3 Format, 1.06MB)
29. Monolith Burger (MP3 Format, 1.22MB)
30. Flippin' Burgers (The Job) (MP3 Format, 1.54MB)
31. Sacks (MP3 Format, 1.67MB)
32. Radio Shock (MP3 Format, .97MB)
Throw Out Your MIDIs--Space Quest 4 MP3s Are Here! May 22, 2003 - In association with Sierra Music Central, the Virtual Broomcloset is proud to present an all-new version of the Space Quest 4 soundtrack in MP3 format! This soundtrack presents the music of SQ4 as the designers intended it to be heard--through a Roland MT-32. Now, thanks to the wonders of modern MP3 technology (and the hard work of Alistair "Spikey" Gillett), you can enjoy this high-quality soundtrack on any modern soundcard. Or, burn it to a CD and enjoy these "rockin' tunes" anywhere.
The SQ4 soundtrack consists of 48 individual tracks. The Virtual Broomcloset will release the tracks sixteen at a time until the soundtrack is complete. I have already posted the first set of tracks below. You can expect the second and third installments to be posted on May 25 and 28, respectively. To download the files, just right click the title and select "Save Target As" or "Save As" in your browser. Now, for the first round, feast your ears on the following:
01. Introduction, Part 1 (MP3 Format, 2.05MB)
02. Magmetheus Canteen (MP3 Format, 2.45MB)
03. Introduction, Part 2 (MP3 Format, 2.05 MB)
04. Xenon Streets (MP3 Format, 2.74MB)
05. The Cyborg and Droid o'Death (MP3 Format, 1.32MB)
06. Sewer Maintenance Office (MP3 Format, 984k)
07. Professor Lloyd (MP3 Format, 2.36MB)
08. Xenon Sewers (MP3 Format, 1.72MB)
09. Sewer Blob (MP3 Format, 969k)
10. Sequel Police Arrive (MP3 Format, 906k)
11. The Stowaway (MP3 Format, 1.12MB)
12. The Landing Bay (MP3 Format, 1.83MB)
13. Copy Protection (MP3 Format, 609k)
14. Traveling Through Time (MP3 Format, 609k)
15. Planet Ortega (MP3 Format, 1.96MB)
16. Planet Estros (MP3 Format, 984k)
You Scrapped My Battle Cruiser! April 21, 2003 - We have a great update for today courtesy of Cap'n Ascii. Using little more than his own ingenuity, a little elbow grease, and a copy of Microsoft Word, Ascii has created a portable pen-and-paper version of the popular "Battle Cruiser" seek-and-destroy game from Space Quest 5. As noted in the documentation, the objective of Battle Cruiser is to destroy your opponent's fleet of starships before he destroys yours. To do this, you fire shots into his space grid in an attempt to locate and terminate his hidden ships. Now, with this handy-dandy portable version, you can play Battle Cruiser virtually anywhere--on long car rides, via e-mail, in the waiting room at the dentist's office, at your grandmother's house, in study hall, or even in prison!* What are you waiting for, Space Cadet? Download it today, and get started!
*The Virtual Broomcloset is not responsible if prison rules prohibit inmates from playing Battle Cruiser.
"Your winner and the new Space Quest Smackdown Champion..." April 9, 2003 - Well, the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, and it's time to crown the first-ever Space Quest Smackdown Champion! What character triumphed in the much-anticipated final battle? Not to be passive aggressive, but I'd check out Macaroni Penguin's awesome recap of the tournament finals if I were you.
Meanwhile, as you might have guessed, I'm back from my honeymoon to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. While I was wandering aimlessly around California, I also managed to drop by Oakhurst--former home of our beloved Sierra On-Line. Not only did I get to visit the old Sierra building where Roger deposited the Two Guys from Andromeda at the end of Space Quest 3, but I also had a picture taken with the World Famous Talking Bear! If you'd like to check out some photos, I've posted a few here. Best wishes!
Space Quest Smackdown Finals! March 10, 2003 - The votes for round three of Space Quest Smackdown have been tallied, and voting for the championship round is now underway! Curious about the identities of the two remaining combatants? Be sure to check out Macaroni Penguin's excellent recap of the third round battles! Meanwhile, you have until March 25 to vote for the championship match, so get cracking! Feel free to swing by the Subpace Channel message forum and place bets on the winner with your fellow SQ fans.
On a personal note, I'm getting married this weekend and then heading off on my honeymoon (that just might include a brief visit to the old Sierra building in Oakhurst that's featured in the closing scenes of Space Quest 3), so I won't be around to update the website and respond to your e-mails for a week or so. Once I return, however, I'll try to get caught up ASAP. After all, I have some big plans for the site over the next couple of months. <evil grin>
Do Janitors Dream Clean Dreams? March 3, 2003 - There's a great new addition to the Broomcloset's Fan Fiction Library--a short story by Allronix titled "The Middle of the Night." Have you ever wondered what a space janitor/intergalactic hero/all-around nice guy dreams about at night? If this edgy story is any indication, maybe you don't want to know! Don't just sit there; check it out for yourself!
Also, don't forget that there's only one week left to vote for the winners of the third round of Space Quest Smackdown! Feel free to speculate about the tournament at the Subspace Channel message forum.
Set Phasers to Trivial! February 26, 2003 - Yet another new SQUAT is available to test your Space Quest trivia skills. Tired of trivia, but still desperate to fill the void in your soul with mindless diversions? Well, I've also added a fun new Space Quest Word Jumble to the SQUAT section for your enjoyment. Meanwhile, don't forget to check out the results of the second round of Space Quest Smackdown and vote for the winners of the third round!
Space Quest Smackdown: And Then There Were Four... February 21, 2003 - Thanks to a huge assist from the Macaroni Penguin, Space Quest Smackdown is finally back on track. For those visitors not familiar with this feature, it's an ongoing tournament in which characters from the Space Quest series face off against one another in combat. Visitors vote on the winners for each round, and we provide a (hopefully) humorous play-by-play recap of the battles. Just think of it as Space Quest meets WWWF Grudge Match.
That being said, our recap of the second round has finally been posted, and voting for the third round has officially begun. So, check it out to find out who won and who lost, and don't forget to vote for the next round!
You Don't Know SQUAT; Space Quest 6 Demo Updated February 19, 2003 - I've just added a new SQUAT trivia quiz to the site featuring ten mind-bending questions pertaining to the entire Space Quest series. If you would like to contribute questions for future quizzes, please feel free to send them along.
Also, I've updated the Space Quest 6 demo download here at the Broomcloset. Visitors were reporting problems with downloading the optional voice pack, and I believe that these problems have now been fixed. Please contact me if it's still not working.
Finally, if you're looking for information about the Space Quest 7 rumors, the cancellation of Escape Factory's "secret" project, and other related topics that are no longer listed here on the Broomcloset's entry page, be sure to check out the site's Space Quest 7 section. Also, there's never been a better time to join the Subspace Channel message forum and discuss the future of the Space Quest series! We hope to see you there...
Zen and the Art of Toilet Repair February 11, 2003 - Need a little spiritual enlightenment in your life? Let Roger Wilco (and Mokalus of Borg) lead you on an inward path of discovery and/or hilarity in Zen Sanitation! Trust me, folks; you don't want to miss this one.
Virtual Broomcloset Hacked: Vohaul's Revenge? February 10, 2003 - It looks like the Virtual Broomcloset has recently undergone a minor security breach. As far as I can tell, everything is now under control--with little or no damage done. That being said, however, please let me know if you stumble across anything at the site that seems at all amiss.
Escape Factory Project Cancelled; SQ Multiplayer is Live! February 7, 2003 - Yeah, yeah--I'm back after a brief break from the site. Unfortunately, I return as the bearer of bad tidings for those fans looking forward to a new installment in the Space Quest series. Recently, Escape Factory (developers of the rumored SQ project) posted this message at their website: "The not-yet-announced project was cancelled after just over a year of development for a variety of reasons. The team is obviously disappointed, but we understand the decision. We have terminated the relationship with our publisher amicably, and have once again begun the process of talking to other publishers about new projects, this time with a bigger and more experienced team." Sources suggest that the "not-yet-announced project" mentioned above was indeed a new game in the Space Quest series. By my count, that makes Roger Wilco fans 0-2 when it comes to Space Quest 7. I hope to check back at some point in the next couple of days with an editorial regarding my thoughts on the past year of Space Quest rumors and their impact on the fan community. Meanwhile, let's hope the Space Quest 7 fan project has a bit better luck.
Now, for some good news! Martin Kool of Good Old Adventures has launched an awesome multiplayer AGI chat client that might be of interest to Space Quest fans. In plain English, it means that you can load up an online version of Sierra's AGI client (the game engine used for SQ1 and SQ2), choose a skin to represent you on-screen (such as Roger Wilco, Sonny Bonds, or Larry Laffer), walk around various game locales (including the Arcada from SQ1), and chat with other folks! Not too shabby, eh? And it's much cheaper than the Sims Online. Ultimately, the plan is to add story and gaming elements in the future, but it's still a fun little diversion for the time being. So, be sure to check it out (assuming it's not still suffering from the Slashdot Effect).
SQ: The Gathering, Series Six--and More! January 8, 2003 - First up, you've probably noticed that the Virtual Broomcloset's seventh anniversary was somewhat less than spectacular. My apologies, but I just simply didn't get the chance to whip up the usual cosmic cornucopia of celebratory content this year. There's always the Gala Eighth Anniversary Celebration to look forward to, though. That being said, I'm pleased to present the long-awaited Series Six of Cap'n Ascii's awesome Space Quest: The Gathering cards! Weighing in at a whopping twenty-five new cards (including Arnoid, the Pinkunz, the Slots o'Death, and more), this set is not to be missed.
Meanwhile, it's a bit overdue, but I should note that Adventure Gamers recently named Space Quest 4 number thirteen in its ranking of the top twenty adventure games of all time. Not too shabby, eh? Better still, as part of the countdown, Adventure Gamers also conducted an all-new interview with Guy from Andromeda Mark Crowe. Check it out!
Finally, it's no secret that I haven't been able to devote the same kind of time and effort to the Virtual Broomcloset in recent months. After seven years, I'll admit that it can be tough to come up with new content on a regular basis. That being the case, I think I'm going to take a little more time off to recharge my Space Quest batteries. In the immortal words of Roger Wilco, "I think I'm overdue for a vacation. I'm not even gonna THINK about anything brave or heroic for at least, ah, six months. I'll be kicking back on some sandy beach, soaking up x-rays. Heck, maybe I'll even check out Robertaland!" Well, probably not six months...
Escape Factory Developing Rumored Space Quest Sequel? November 14, 2002 - Courtesy of the fine folks at Adventure Gamers, I have some major news to report regarding the rumored Space Quest 7 project. The latest leaks suggest that Escape Factory is the Seattle-based independent developer currently working on the project for Sierra. Furthermore, the article at Adventure Gamers suggests that the game supposedly under development may not be a traditional graphical adventure, but rather "an action game of some sorts."
Both Escape Factory being based in Seattle and the possibility of a genre crossover certainly match up with what we've been hearing about the rumored Space Quest project in recent months. I should note, however, that these rumors remain completely unconfirmed by Sierra at this point. That being said, feel free to speculate about this news at the Broomcloset's message forum. Meanwhile, if you have any content that you would like to contribute to the Virtual Broomcloset's upcoming seventh anniversary celebration on November 29 (see below), please feel free to contact me.
Space Quest is Back? October 28, 2002 - I've been getting quite a few e-mails about this particular news item lately from Space Quest fans, so I figured it was finally time to address it here at the Virtual Broomcloset. So, here's the scoop. A couple of weeks ago, Sierra updated its official Space Quest page to include the rare SQ3 promotional video, the SQ1VGA and SQ5 demos, and--most notably--links to order the Space Quest Collection online. For those keeping score at home, the Space Quest Collection (a compilation of the entire Space Quest series) has been out of print and generally difficult to track down for several years now, with copies often selling for well over $100 (!) at online auction sites such as eBay. Does this recent move, however, mark an official return of the Space Quest series? Well, not quite yet. As it turns out, the links on Sierra's website simply point to Amazon.com, where the Space Quest Collection remains listed as being out of stock.
What does all this mean? Are Sierra's recent changes to their site a precursor to the long-awaited re-release of the Space Quest Collection? Personally (and this is nothing more than my own misguided opinion), I would be surprised to find out that Sierra wasted the time and effort to rework their Space Quest mini-site unless the company had something on-tap for the relatively near future. Then again, stranger things have happened--especially where Sierra is concerned. Meanwhile, for those Wilco fanatics interested in unbridled speculation, could the updates at Sierra's apparently renewed interest in Space Quest have anything to do with the Space Quest 7 project presently rumored to be underway? Feel free to discuss these and other topics at the Broomcloset's new-and-improved message forum.
On an unrelated note, we're roughly one month away from the gala seventh anniversary of the Virtual Broomcloset's launch! That's right--on November 29, 2002, the Virtual Broomcloset will celebrate its seventh birthday. Not too shabby for a website dedicated to some old computer game about an outer-space janitor, eh? Anyway, as I've done in the past couple of years, I would like to mark the milestone with some great new content here at the site. That being said, I would deeply appreciate any new Space Quest material that you talented and creative folks out there can contribute to the site as part of its upcoming anniversary celebration. That includes articles, downloads, SQUATs, fan art, fan fiction, frauds, multimedia, and just about anything else that you can imagine. Please get in touch with me if you have something that you would like to submit. Thanks in advance!
The Subspace Channel: On the Move October 1, 2002 - I just wanted to pass along a heads-up to let everyone know that the Subspace Channel, the Broomcloset's message forum, has converted over to a new software package and moved to a new address. So, be sure to update your bookmarks to reflect the change!
Existing members should note that their accounts remain intact following the move (along with all the forum's existing posts). To log on at the new forum, just use your usual username and the first two characters (case sensitive) of your previous SubChan password. You might want to change back to the full version of your password once you've logged in for the first time.
Meanwhile, for those visitors to this site who aren't members of the Subspace Channel (I know there are a lot of you out there), there's no time like the present to register an account and have a look around. There's not a better place on the Web to discuss Roger Wilco's galactic misadventures--and just about every other topic under the sun. So, feel free to check it out! I hope to see you there.
All-New Space Quest Rarities! September 23, 2002 - I've just added two new entries to the Broomcloset's Space Quest Rarities page! Thanks to space cadets Julia E(lipse and Louise, the site is proud to present images of a pair of rare SQ artifacts: a SQ6 calling card and a genuine autographed picture of Roger Wilco. Check 'em out!
More SQ: The Gathering Cards! September 19, 2002 - Thanks to the hard-working Cap'n Ascii, Series Five of Space Quest: The Gathering has arrived. New cards include Nocuticles of Bjorn, Zany Transporter Blooper, the Golden Mop, and more. Enjoy!
Series Four of Space Quest: The Gathering Has Arrived! July 30, 2002 - The fourth set of Cap'n Ascii's Space Quest: The Gathering cards is here! Get ready to add cards like Fester Blatz, the Star Generator, and Bottomless Pockets to your ever-growing deck! Even if you aren't a fan of customizable card games, you should definitely check out these cards--if for no other reason than to observe Cap'n Ascii's fine craftsmanship. Also, don't forget to have a look at the preview card for the upcoming Series Five!
A Tale of Two Sequels: News on Space Quest 7 Projects July 27, 2002 - For those just tuning in, let's start out with a quick recap of the current Space Quest 7 situation. On one hand, a group of talented and devoted SQ fans (including Space Quest 6 co-designer Josh Mandel) has been working on an unofficial Space Quest sequel for several months. On the other hand, recent rumors have strongly suggested that Sierra is also secretly working on a new entry in the Space Quest series. What are the odds of receiving news on both of these Space Quest 7 projects on the same day? Better than you'd think, I suppose.
First up, the unofficial SQ7 fan project has released an awesome, all-new teaser trailer for their game! Just surf on over to SQ7.org, click on "Releases," and you'll find the trailer in a variety of formats and download sizes. I have to say that the brief preview has me looking forward to the game more than ever!
Meanwhile, on the Sierra front, Adventure Gamers ran an
article earlier today examining the rumors concerning an official revival of Space Quest,
as well as other classic Sierra series. In this article, Adventure Gamers
once again reiterates that "a new Space Quest-based game is definitely
being worked on" by an unknown Seattle-based independent developer.
Furthermore, and perhaps most interestingly, the article provides an image
of what is allegedly a clay model of an alien that is being used for the
game. This model (supposedly named Keebo) is pictured
Please note that we might want to take this "Keebo"
model with a grain of salt. There's still no confirmation from Sierra
regarding the rumored Space Quest project, and it does seem a bit
odd to have something like this dropped in our laps so soon. But, if
nothing else, the folks at Adventure Gamers seem willing to stand behind
So, when it's all said and done, what does this mean? Could
long-suffering SQ fans eventually find themselves with two separate Space
Quest 7's from which to choose? I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
If we do end up with two new Space Quest games, though, I can think of
quite a few worse fates. As always, fans are welcome to discuss these
developments at the Virtual Broomcloset's message forum!
Rare Space Quest Treasure Unearthed?
July 26, 2002 - A little known fact: back when the Nintendo Entertainment System was popular, Sierra ported King's Quest V over to the console. A lesser known fact: at this time, development was already underway for a NES port of Space Quest 1. Unfortunately, by the time that production was wrapping up on the SQ1 project, the SNES had already replaced the NES. In turn, the project was abandoned, and all working copies of the game were destroyed. Or, so we thought.
It seems that Space Cadet Eddie Yantis managed to get ahold of one of these ultra-rare cartridges and has sent in a scan!
What a find! Thanks, Eddie! Now, all we need is a copy of the ROM. Click here for more details on Space Quest 1 for the NES.
Space Quest: The Gathering (Series 3)
June 9, 2002 - I know quite a few people have
been anxiously awaiting its arrival, and Series 3 of Captain Ascii's
awesome Space Quest: The Gathering is finally
here! Check them out along with the new custom rules for the game!
The Truth is Out There--Really Out There June 3, 2002 - Every so often, a story comes along that's so powerful that it simply has to be told--a story for the ages. Also, every so often, this powerful story just so happens to be about Space Quest. Furthermore, every so often, the author of this story happens to submit it to the Virtual Broomcloset's Fan Fiction Library. Brian Lusk's "The Xenon Conspiracy" is that story. So, why not read the story and drop Brian a line to let him know if you enjoyed it!
Groovin' to the Sweet Sounds of the Spinal Frontier May 31, 2002 - Thanks to a submission from Dark Hood, I've added the complete Space Quest 6 MIDI soundtrack to the Virtual Broomcloset's multimedia section. This rockin' soundtrack is over an hour long, so it's a great way to pass the time when you've been tied up in a Polysorbate LX apartment by a couple of hired goons, or while you're waiting for your number to finally come up in Cyberspace. Enjoy!
No Space Quest at E3 May 30, 2002 - Contrary to some expectations, Sierra did not unveil any plans for a new Space Quest game (or any other adventure revivals) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week. Sources at Sierra, however, still hint that Space Quest fans will want to keep an eye open for announcements later this year. So, in the meantime, stay tuned to the Virtual Broomcloset for all the latest news!
Also, Space Quest fans might want to check out the recently relaunched SierraGamers.com (formerly known as Adventure Gamers' Sierra Corner, now at a new address). The site is still in the rebuilding process, but there's still no better place on the Web for Sierra fans! As for the Virtual Broomcloset, it's been a slow couple of months, but the site is back in action. You can expect various site updates (including the continuation of Space Quest Smackdown) in the coming weeks.
Rumored Space Quest Project to Tap New Genre? April 16, 2002 - Here's the latest news on Sierra's rumored Space Quest project! German computing website MCV Online ran a news item earlier today that included an interesting quote from Sierra President Mike Ryder. Translated to English, Ryder stated, "I think the adventure genre, as we knew it, cannot survive today, but perhaps you can transport the themes of these games to other genres like action or strategy." The article goes on to note that Sierra is currently working on two games based on their various classic adventure series--one of which will be an action-oriented multi-platform console title and the other a strategy game for the PC. Finally, MCV Online hints that Sierra may unveil these top-secret projects at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next month and plans for release in either 2003 or 2004. Needless to say, this news item generates several topics for discussion, so why not drop by the all-new Subspace Channel message forum and share your thoughts? Also, thanks to Jan Schneider for passing along the article and translation!
Subspace Channel on the Move Again April 15, 2002 - It's been a hectic two or three days since the meltdown of the Subspace Channel, but it looks like the smoke has cleared and the Broomcloset's message forum has finally found its new home. Although we had a brief stint with a temporary forum over the past few days, a new and improved version of the Subspace Channel is now located here. So, be sure to update your bookmarks to reflect the change. Moreover, if you've never dropped by the SubChan in the past, now is your chance to become a part of one of the finest gaming forums on the Web!
Also, voting for the second round of Space Quest Smackdown has ended. Check back later this week for full play-by-play results of the battles!
Subspace Channel Suffers Warp Core Breach; Vote for Roger! April 12, 2002 - The Subspace Channel message forum has gone completely haywire, but fear not! I've activated a replacement forum for all our Space Quest discussion. Depending on user feedback, it may replace the previous forum software permanently. So, check it out and let me know what you think!
In other news, GameSpot is currently running a poll asking visitors what classic PC gaming hero they would like to see make a return. Surprisingly, Roger Wilco is included among the choices! So, surf on over to GameSpot and cast your vote! The poll is located on the lower right-hand part of the page. Also, don't forget to vote for your favorite characters in the second round of Space Quest Smackdown! The battles look close this time, and your vote could make a difference!
Scott Murphy Not Involved in Rumored SQ Project April 8, 2002 - Just to recap recent events, rumors from a variety of sources in recent months have suggested that Sierra currently has a third-party developer (possibly Seattle-based) working on a new Space Quest project. While these rumors have not been confirmed, Sierra has told Space Quest fans to expect a major announcement later this year. In turn, quite a bit of speculation has focused on who will be designing this rumored new project. So far, SQ6 co-designer Josh Mandel has confirmed that he has not been contacted by Sierra, and the Virtual Broomcloset can now confirm that Space Quest co-creator Scott Murphy is also not involved in the rumored SQ project. Here's what Scott had to say in a recent e-mail: "I honestly know nothing about an SQ project of any kind. As far as I know, SQ is as dead as it was when I left. I've only heard from SQ fans writing me, referencing the same [PC Gamer] article and [Sierra] website activity, and wanting to know what's going on." So, assuming that the rumors about a new Space Quest are true, it's looking more and more like we're going to see some fresh faces behind the wheel of the series.
Lowe on Space Quest Rumors; Round Two of Smackdown
Begins! April 5, 2002 - First up, I have some
information on the recent Space Quest rumors. Al
Lowe, designer of Sierra's popular Leisure Suit Larry series, recently
told Frans van Hofwegen over at SpaceQuest.net the following: "There is a group in
Seattle working on a SQ sequel. They are not an internal Sierra team, but
an outside development house. I don't remember the name. Sorry." It's just
more confirmation of what we've been hearing for the past couple of
Also, the second round of the increasingly wacky Space Quest Smackdown has begun, folks! So, check it out and vote for your favorite characters to advance in the tournament. Before you cast your vote, though, you should have a look at the complete play-by-play recap of Round One! Also, why not stop by the Subspace Channel to discuss the results?
More Space Quest: The Gathering; Smackdown Results Delayed April 3, 2002 - To start things off today, I've added the second installment of Captain Ascii's Space Quest: The Gathering, including cards for Elmo Pug, Spike, Chainsaw Monday, and more! So, be sure to have a look!
I also wanted to announce that the first-round results for Space Quest Smackdown have been delayed until
this Friday or Saturday due to circumstances beyond my control. In the
meantime, however, I invite you to preview the results of the Roger Wilco versus Orat match-up to get an idea
of what's in store when the full results are posted. Enjoy!
Beware of Temporal Paradoxes March 28, 2002 - I've just added a new article reprinted from Jeremy and Peter Spear's The Space Quest Companion entitled "A Message from Beyond Space and Time." We all know that after Roger dropped off the Two Guys from Andromeda at the end of Space Quest 3, the Two Guys landed jobs at Sierra On-Line and eventually designed our beloved Space Quest games. Did you ever wonder, however, how the Two Guys knew about Roger's adventures that took place after they were rescued from ScumSoft and dropped off on Earth, including the Next Mutation and the Spinal Frontier? Well, this message from Roger Wilco deals with that very conundrum--and more!
I've also overhauled the Broomcloset's Space Quest 7 section to reflect the recent rumors about a possible revival of the series. In addition, the site's extensive coverage of the original Space Quest 7 project (canceled back in 1998) has been moved to its own page.
Finally, voting for the first round of Space Quest Smackdown has closed. Results--featuring full play-by-play descriptions of the battles--will be posted on April 1, so stay tuned!
Sierra on SQ: "Keep an Eye Open for Upcoming
Announcements" March 20, 2002 - This is the news that we've
been waiting for, folks--actual word from Sierra on the recent Space Quest
rumors! Yesterday, I received a message from a reliable source at Sierra
saying that fans of the Space Quest series "will want to keep an eye open
for upcoming announcements later this year." The source is definitely
someone who's "in the know," and, needless to say, this is a very
encouraging development for Space Quest fans--straight from Sierra, no
less. From all indications, it looks like Roger Wilco may indeed fly
I encourage Space Quest fans to drop by the Subspace Channel
message forum to discuss these developments. Also, be sure to check out
the Space Quest Smackdown tournament and the
recently-added interview with the Two Guys from
Andromeda from 1989!
Let's Get Ready to Rumble; SQ Smackdown Tournament Begins March 19, 2002 - I have just launched an all-new feature unlike anything else here at the Broomcloset. What is it? Well, it's a little something that I call Space Quest Smackdown! This ongoing site feature allows you to vote on a series of one-on-one tournament match-ups between some of your favorite Space Quest characters, eventually culminating in the crowning the first-ever Space Quest Smackdown Champion! Trust me, it will make much more sense when you have a look. So, start voting! When the first round is complete, I'll post the results (with full play-by-play of the matches) and we'll move on to round two. RUMBLE!
Set the Timepod to 1989; Interview with the Two Guys March 17, 2002 - I've just added a cool interview with the Two Guys from Andromeda, designers Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, that originally ran in the Spring 1989 issue of The Sierra Newsletter. The interview took place just prior to the release of Space Quest 3, and the Two Guys discuss topics ranging from how they began working together to the changing face computer technology. So, have a look! It's a very in-depth interview, and I think most Space Quest fan will enjoy it.
On a side note, I though that I should mention that the frequency of updates at the Virtual Broomcloset in recent weeks has pushed many news items off the front page. If you're looking for the latest news on the Space Quest 7 rumors or want to peruse recent site updates, be sure to swing by the News Archive. Also, if you haven't already, get in touch with Sierra and let them know that you want to see another one of Roger's galactic misadventures!
Finally, I wanted to also mention that the Virtual Broomcloset has officially joined Adventure Gamers' Sierra Corner. Check out their site for all the best in Sierra content!
Charity Auction: Shrink-Wrapped Space Quest
1 March 14, 2002 - Do you want to help out a
good cause and get your hands on an awesome Space Quest collector's
item in the process? Well, the folks at World Without
Borders are currently auctioning off a never-opened, shrink-wrapped
copy of Space Quest 1 and donating all proceeds to their Mac-A-Wish
Foundation. This program provides Macintosh computers to children who, due
to injuries or illnesses, must rely on the Net to communicate with others
or continue their studies. Please check out the auction (which ends on March 20) and
consider bidding on this fine piece of Space Quest memorabilia. After all,
you don't have to save an entire galaxy to be a hero.
Williams Comments on Recent Rumors March 13, 2002 -
Earlier today, the fine folks over at Adventure Gamers' Sierra Corner posted an e-mail from
former Sierra CEO Ken Williams concerning the recent rumors about Sierra's
return to the adventure genre and the possible revival of the Space Quest
series. Mr. Williams had the following to say:
"I did have lunch with the new head guy at Sierra, and he
confirmed that his intention is to 'bring back' the old Sierra. He has
several of the old games back in development, and is meeting with several
of the old designers to explore their possible involvement. I think it's
great! My only concern is that I hope that they are able to find something
new and exciting to do with the old series, and don't just continue them
as they were. I like things that use the old characters, and the worlds
that we created, but that somehow move entertainment forward in some way.
I can't say exactly which series are in development, because he wouldn't
want me to." Mr. Williams' comments lend further credence to
the recent rumors that have been circulating around the Web regarding the
future of Sierra and its classic adventure series (including the Space
Quest games). Meanwhile, I encourage everyone to contact
Sierra and let them know that you'd like to see Roger Wilco fly again!
As I've said before, it looks like the fans might actually be able to make
a difference for the first time in years.
The Sights and Sounds of Space Quest March 12, 2002 - Buckle up, Space Cadets; we've got a metric ton of updates today. First up, I've added a new version of the Space Quest 3 soundtrack to this site, recorded from the Roland MT-32 by Ttoom of the Quest Studios forum. Trust me, folks--you have to hear these MP3 files to believe the quality. Surf over to the Multimedia section and check 'em out!
When you're done with that, have a look at the cool new Space Quest desktop wallpaper files that I've added to the World O'Downloads. These include a Virtual Broomcloset wallpaper by Rodekill, a great image of Roger hoisting a mop by Martin de Montfort, a 3D image of Roger by Geoff Meador, and a cool Space Quest 6 logo from Sierra--all available in a variety of screen resolutions!
Next, I've overhauled the popular Space Quest Fan Art Gallery and added a number of new pieces. So, drop by and see what your fellow SQ fans have created. If you have anything you'd like to contribute to the Virtual Broomcloset (fan art or otherwise), please get in touch with me via e-mail.
Finally, Captain Ascii has submitted updated versions of the first ten Space Quest: The Gathering cards. If you haven't checked them out already, be sure to have a look. Ten new cards are on the way soon, so stay tuned!
Sierra Entertainment: Back to Basics March 10, 2002 - The latest issue of PC Gamer (April 2002) includes a short news article entitled "It's Back to Basics for the New Sierra." In this article, PC Gamer speaks with Sierra president Mike Ryder about the company's upcoming plans. Says Ryder: "We've looked at which brands you think about when you think of Sierra, and which have enough value in the marketplace to bring back. There's King's Quest, Space Quest, Gabriel Knight, and Leisure Suit Larry." The article goes on to mention that Ryder has already met with Al Lowe regarding a possible revival of the Leisure Suit Larry series as part of the company's "reappreciation of past glories." If nothing else, Roger Wilco fans should at least take heart in the fact that Ryder included Space Quest in his list of series that still have marketplace value. Furthermore, Ryder's statement only lends further credence to the recent rumblings that Sierra might be developing a new installment in the Space Quest series.
Do you want to see Sierra return to its roots and begin publishing new installments of its classic adventure series--including Space Quest? If so, you should contact Sierra and let them know what you think. For the first time in several years, it looks like the fans might actually be able to make a difference.
Space Quest: The Gathering March 8, 2002 - Captain Ascii has contributed ten top-notch Space Quest-themed cards for the customizable card game, Magic: The Gathering. That's right--the next time your opponent throws down a Bog Wraith card, you can hit him back with a Labion Terror Beast! So, if you're a fan (or even if you're not), check out Ascii's Space Quest: The Gathering cards!
Also, I've added a nifty screensaver that's been hiding in the dark recesses of my harddrive for ages to the World O'Downloads. Those of you who use Windows might want to check out Chris Geroux's RogCrawl, a screensaver that depicts Roger crawling and climbing through the subterranean caverns of Labion in Space Quest 2. Enjoy!
Mommy, Where Do Space Quests Come From? March 5, 2002 - I've just added an excerpt from Jill Champion's The Official Guide to Roger Wilco Space Adventures entitled The Making of Space Quest to the articles section here at the Broomcloset. It's a very interesting look at what goes into creating an adventure game, and I think any Space Quest fan will definitely enjoy it.
Also, for those cell phone users out there, I'd like to announce the
addition of a new Ericsson format Space Quest Ring-Tone (contributed by Ward van Wanrooij) to go with the Nokia ring-tone posted last week. Enjoy!
Ways to Waste Your Time (Other than Napping in a
Closet) February 27, 2002 - I have two quick updates
for today. First up, are you the owner of a Nokia cellular phone with
custom ring-tone features? If so, check out the new Space Quest Ring-Tone! That's right, Space
Cadets--with this ring-tone, each time your cell phone rings, you'll be
able to hum along to the ever-so-catchy Space Quest theme!
not waste a little time playing the new Space
Quest Word Search? It's a great way to have some fun and get your mind
off more pressing matters--like saving the galaxy or getting that stubborn
stain out of the Eight Rear carpet.
Eyes on Your Own Paper, Wilco; Where's the Fire Extinguisher? February 23, 2002 - There's still no news from Sierra concerning the recent Space Quest rumors, so why not keep yourself busy with a brand-new SQUAT trivia quiz? That's right--the Broomcloset has ten more questions to test your Wilco IQ yet again. So, give it a shot and see how you score.
Also, I've added a great new screenshot (courtesy of "MartyMcFly") to the Roger Wilco Meets The Sims section here at the Broomcloset. What happens when Roger decides to fire up the stove and cook some dinner? Let's just say that things get a little out of control. If you create a wacky situation using Skeearmon's SQ skins for The Sims, feel free to send your screenshot to the Broomcloset.
Roger Wilco Appearing in SWAT
4?!? February 19, 2002 - Notice anything strange
about this screenshot (courtesy of GameSpot) of Sierra's upcoming SWAT
That's right--Roger Wilco makes a cameo in the
form of "backglass" art on the fourth pinball machine from the left! The
art itself is taken from the rare Space Quest comic book series from
mid-1990s. Could this surprise appearance have anything to do with recent rumors about the new Space Quest game that's
possibly under development? If nothing else, it could be another piece of
the puzzle. Thanks to Dopefish for calling this to my attention!
Wow, Space Quest 6 Generated Huge Saved Games!
2002 - Good news, Space Cadets! Jeysie of The Many Deaths of Roger Wilco has submitted more of her excellent Space Quest saved games. This time around, she's contributed saved games for version 1.03 of Space Quest 5 and version 1.11 of Space Quest 6 (under Windows). If you're having technical problems with the SQ series or just want to skip to your favorite scene, you can't beat Jeysie's saved games!
What Happens When Roger Wilco Moves in Next Door? February 12,
2002 - I'm proud to present an all-new addition to the Virtual Broomcloset: Skeearmon's excellent Space Quest skins for The Sims. That's right--you can now have Roger, Beatrice, and Stellar move in next door and start your very own confusing love triangle. Check out a screenshot and download the skins when Roger Wilco Meets The Sims.
Also, thanks to Jeysie's immense help, I've added information on an Easter Egg that occurs in the Cyberspace file room in Space Quest 6. Enjoy!
SQ Stuff Debuts; Site Housekeeping Initiated February 10,
2002 - Check out these nifty Space Quest
Frauds contributed by Space Cadet Geoff Meador! Now, I'll just sit
back and wait to see how long it takes me to receive an e-mail informing
me that there's a new Space Quest game out on Xbox. <g>
Meanwhile, the Broomcloset and wiw.org have survived the Slashdot Effect as a result of the recent Space Quest
rumors. I'd like to welcome all newcomers to the site and invite them to
drop by the site's message forum to
discuss all the latest news. I've also updated the site's Space Quest 7 section to reflect the recent rumors, as
well as adding a news archive to track site
updates. Hopefully, there will be plenty of cool news to add to this
archive in the upcoming weeks as we learn more about the Space Quest
project that's supposedly under development.
Space Quest Game in Development? February 7, 2002 - A
few days ago, the Broomcloset broke the story that rumors circulating
around the Internet might point to a new Space Quest project in
development. Earlier today, GameSpot posted a news item stating that they "had learned from sources
working on the project that Sierra is developing a new game in its classic
Space Quest sci-fi adventure game series." While GameSpot didn't give go
into detail about the game, it looks like Roger Wilco is finally making a
Meanwhile, AdventureGamers is also confirming this news, noting that
an independent studio is working on the project for Sierra. What other
news is in store? When will Sierra confirm or deny the project? Stay tuned
for all the latest developments, and feel free to discuss this awesome
news at the Broomcloset's message forum!
Space Quest Rumors February 3, 2002 - There's some interesting news going
around, folks. First up, in a recent article, GameSpot hinted that Sierra is planning
to revive one of its "Quest" series at some point in the near future.
Curiouser still, Sierra has recently launched a new sub-page
at their website devoted to the Space Quest series, listing the games
as featured products that are temporarily out of stock. It's worth
noting that Space Quest had been virtually absent from Sierra's main site
for the past few years prior to this update. What does this all mean? Who knows? Still, it seems like something
worth keeping an eye on. Meanwhile, why not stop by the Subspace
Channel and discuss these new developments?
Strangers to Spielburg Vanquish Antwerp January 14, 2002 - Vroomfondel has sent along a dispatch from the Spielbergian Times detailing how
two strangers to the valley (wearing mohawks and pig-snouts) slew the
Saved Game Archive Expands; Cheaters Rejoice December 19, 2001 - Thanks to Jeysie of The Many
Deaths of Roger Wilco, the Broomcloset now houses the most complete
collection of Space Quest saved games on the Web! So, if you're stuck
somewhere in the Space Quest series, or just want to jump to a particular
screen, check out the Broomcloset's saved games
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