Walking Dead: The Game creator Telltale Games is no longer doing a King's Quest game. In a statement sent to Digital Trends, Telltale confirmed that the studio has decided to move on from the project and that it doesn't know what Activision plans to do with the franchise in the future.

“While we deeply love King’s Quest here at Telltale, we can confirm that we are no longer working on the franchise. There was a time last year that we investigated partnering with third party developers to produce the game as a partnership but decided against outsourcing.

We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any.”

We're bringing you this, by the way, because a mobile port of King's Quest seemed like a pretty likely thing since Telltale has been putting all of its stuff on iPad and iPhone. Also, it's just nice to know these things. Fingers crossed that Activision has some sort of plan to do anything with King's Quest in the future -- we'd love to see it (or really any other old-school adventure game IP that it holds) resurface.

[via Digital Trends]

  • Nick




    this sucks. SUCKS!!! There was gold here, GOLD. Frickinfrack. I blame activision. Yep, them. Sigh. No caterpillar on my iPad I spose

  • Mike

    Nah, it's Telltale. Recently, they are more interested in milking established franchises such as The Walking Dead.

    • abodi

      You mean making sound business decisions? It's not like they are upto season 10 of the game. They are only making season 2 so it's hardly "milking it"

      • Mike

        It's more that they had the King's Quest license for a while and didn't do anything with it, and the fact that they haven't done any traditional adventures in a couple years now. They are also planning on a season 2 of TWD (even though Sam & Max and Monkey Island don't have any followup seasons planned). To be fair, they made a lot more money from TWD than any of their other adventure games, so I'm sure it makes more sense financially to them. I just really enjoyed the traditional adventures they did.

      • Cheeseball

        TWD is equally, if not more, enjoyable so not much of a huge loss here.

      • Mike

        I liked TWD, but I'd still like to see more of their traditional adventures (I would have loved another King's Quest).

  • Crimzzen

    Nooooooooooooo! Love KQ !!!

  • airwa1k

    Another Nooooooooooooooo!

  • ratsinheat

    More like Queen's Quest.

  • Gurney Halleck


    ...this was one my most anticipated iOS Adventure titles of all time and a TellTale Reboot seemed like a perfect fit 🙁

    Maybe at least some ports of the originals? anybody?

  • Gamer_Kev

    Though I like Telltale and was also a big fan of Kings Quest back in the day, I can't say I'm to broke up about the cancelation. Throughout it's entire run, Kings Quest was majorly the work of one person (I'm not talking about all the people that worked on the programming, art, ect, but the person who wrote and designed the games, Roberta Williams,) and like a good novel series, I can't imagine it feeling like the same series done by someone else. Still if anyone could have done it, it would have been Telltale. But personally I'm content with letting KQ remain a fond memory than having that memory tampered with.

  • Reignmaker

    It would have made a lot of sense for the iPad. King's Quest is the poster-child of adventure gaming. The granddaddy of Monkey Island and other successful installments in the genre.