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Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line, released in 1986. It was created by the duo of Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, who later became known as the "Two Guys from Andromeda". The game is renowned for its humor and engaging story set in a science fiction universe.
In Space Quest I players assume the role of Roger Wilco, a lowly janitor aboard the spaceship Arcada. The game begins with Roger waking up from a nap to find that the ship has been infiltrated by the sinister Sariens, who are stealing a device known as the Star Generator. As the lone survivor, Roger must navigate through the ship's corridors, solve puzzles, and outwit various dangers to thwart the Sariens' plans and save the universe.
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Space Quest was remade using Sierra's newer SCI game engine, which allowed the game to move from its original 16-color EGA graphics to 256-color VGA. Rebranded Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter , this version was released on August 20, 1991. 

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Additional info about Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

Also known as: Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter
Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST
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Series: Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter is part of the Space Quest series.


  • AbandonwareDOS 03/03/2020 07:19
    Hi Herbie. I sincerely have no idea, but I can tell you that D-Fend Reloaded has no problem loading Space Quest I. I just re-uploaded the zip file with a few modifications, I hope it works better for you now.
  • Herbie Wilco 22/02/2020 12:54
    I'm getting an error when I try to install it and play it on Boxer. It says Unable to change to folder sierra, check that the folder exists and you have typed the path correctly. Then when I launch it says bad disk image. Any ideas how to get it to install? A friend of mine was able to solve this for me a few years ago on my laptop but I'm not sure what he did. Thanks!
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