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Sierra reboots with new 'King's Quest' and 'Geometry Wars' games

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After teasing a resurgence ahead of Gamescom, formerly dead video game company Sierra has revealed that it's publishing two brand new projects based on fan favorite franchises. Headlining the announcement is a brand new entry in the beloved King's Quest adventure game series. Not much has been revealed about the new game, but its creation will be handed off to a new developer, The Odd Gentlemen, which most recently made Wayward Manor in conjunction with author Neil Gaiman. The game is slated to launch sometime in 2015.

"We're very proud of what we created all those years ago."

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, meanwhile, will be the first entry in the insanely addictive abstract shooter series since a mobile version was released in 2010. While Bizarre Creations, the original creator of the series, has since shut down, the new game will be developed by a studio called Lucid Games, comprised of former Bizarre employees. The previous incarnation of Sierra published the 2007 Nintendo Wii and DS title Geometry Wars Galaxies. Geometry Wars 3 is due to launch later this year, though no platform details have been revealed.

No other projects were announced, but it likely won't be long before we hear about other classic Sierra properties being revived. The new version of the game company will serve as a publishing arm of Activision Blizzard, focusing on smaller projects by indie studios, including ones that utilize Sierra IP. "We're very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online," says original Sierra founder Ken WIlliams, "and today's news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging."