Classic Sierra games playable on iPad via web

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Sarien.net is a portal for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games such as Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest, Kings Quest and Police Quest on your iPad, simply by going to their website.

In 2003, Martin Kool created Good Old Adventures. It was a chat environment set in the Sierra worlds without actual gameplay. All images were manually crafted, copy/pasting from WinAGI Game Development Studio. A time consuming process. Four years later, Martin wrote a few conversion tools in .NET to extract Sierra’s in-game images and objects from the original games, and display them properly on the web. He was able to convert the in-game logics to javascript, and before long, Sariet.net was launched.

Martin hopes that Activision Blizzard can appreciate this tribute to these game franchises (as their original creators such as Al Lowe do), and not ask him to close down the site due to copyright issues. We can’t imagine Activision smiles upon any of its IPs being distributed so freely and simply, so the games probably won’t be available for long. We suggest you get to perp-busting/galaxy-saving/womanizing at your earliest convenience.

Games have been tested to work in these browsers:

  • Firefox 2 and up
  • Internet Explorer 6 and up
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera

You can read more about Martin at martinkool.com and follow him on Twitter.