The first thing you should know is that this game is fan made and has been in production for about 10 years or so. Secondly, you should know that the name has been shortened to just “The Silver Lining”. They did this to avoid trouble with Activision, who now own King’s Quest.
It’s also free and you can get the first 3 episodes(of 5) here.
The second thing you should know, and this is very important, is that Episode 1 is almost nothing but cut scenes. Episode 2 introduces actual puzzles and various locations. **Please do not judge this game by Episode 1. **
Anyway, I have to say…it’s pretty good. I have to give these people credit. You can clearly tell that they put huge effort into the game over the last decade and I’m glad to see that it shows. The game has a pretty engaging story and the voice work and graphics are good.
The puzzles have been simplistic and none have made me think too hard. I like all the references to previous King’s Quest(even 8) and am enjoying the story as it develops. I’m playing Episode 3 right now and it is starting to feel like a King’s Quest games. Locations, things to find, and fairy tale kinds of things to interact with.
I highly recommend it if you have even a passing interest in King’s Quest.