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Sierra Reborn As An Indie Company

by William Schwartz

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Earlier this month Activision and Sierra teased the return of the long dormant developer and now that Gamescom has come around we finally get to see what the fuss was about.

Sierra is under the umbrella of Activision as we all know, but as stated in a post at GamesIndustry they will work with indie developers moving forward to, as Activision describes it; “cater to the unique needs of each indie studio, ranging from aiding in game development and first party relations, to PR, marketing and digital/retail distribution.” It is quite interesting to see them get reborn as an indie facilitator, but it is also beneficial for the company as Activision arguably can use an indie presence.

Sierra’s first two projects are classics in their own right with Geometry Wars: Dimensions and a project near and dear to many Sierra fans hearts, a King’s Quest reboot. Geometry Wars: Dimensions is being handled by Lucid Games whereas King’s Quest is being handled by The Odd Gentleman whom are known for The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom. Sierra is also in talks with several other indie devs and will share more in the future.

Geometry Wars: Dimensions is set for release later this year where King’s Quest is set for a release in 2015.

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