Monday, June 16, 2008

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel was the first game in the Police Quest series.  A police officer named Sonny Bonds patrols the street, then goes undercover to take down "The Death Angel".

The game was released in 1987 as a keyboard controlled graphical adventure game with a text parser using Sierra's AGI engine.  In 1992, it was remade as a point-and-click adventure game with remade art in 256 colors using Sierra's SCI engine.

Both the original AGI version and the SCI remake of Police Quest are now supported by ScummVM, a program designed to let 2D adventure games run on multiple platforms. With ScummVM, Police Quest now runs on modern versions of windows, as well as Linux, Mac OS X, and many consoles such as Dreamcast, Wii, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. For a complete list of platforms supported by ScummVM, see here.