Ryan Wilson

The Silver Lining is Back!

It is with great joy and relief that I can say that The Silver Lining a fan sequel to the King’s Quest series. Activision has rescinded their decision to stop the production of the game and has granted Phoenix Online Studios a non-commercial license to release their game. But oh no, dear readers, that is […]

 Ryan Wilson

Rise of the Phoenix (Online Studios)?

I awoke this morning to find an email from the king himself, Graham of Daventry, sitting in my inbox. Immediately wary of Nigerian money scams, I fired up the antivirus and scanned the message. Clean. I clicked on the email, hoping for the best but expecting the worse. The email consisted only of two lines, […]

 Ryan Wilson

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part One)

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part One)

Earlier this month, I reported about Activision’s unfortunate cease-and-desist of long-term fan project The Silver Lining, which was meant to act as a spiritual King’s Quest IX.  As a long time follower of the project, it was upsetting to see such a high profile project have the rug pulled out from under them so ruthlessly. […]