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Decisions of the Elders - A Space Quest Prequel - Complete full length retro game

by Leisure Suit Harry (aka Boston McShew)

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This is an unofficial prequel of the famous Space-Quest series. Playing Roger's parents it's up to you to save the legend. Decisions of the Elders is a full length (about 30 rooms) retro game (320x200 EGA graphics, AGI fonts) with challenging puzzles. But don't worry! Even though this game is a tribute to the beloved Sierra adventure games there are no dead ends. And there is a walkthrough included in the download package! Ready for free download at: https://bostonmcshew.gamejolt.io/dote or https://bostonmcshew.itch.io/dote If you loved the old Sierra adventures there's a really good chance for you to like this game! Enjoy! Wanna get in contact with me? Write to Boston193@gmail.com
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13 people commented on this game (newest first):

Russian version: https://vk.com/topic-17976818_29381502?post=727
2017-01-02 01:01:23 by Sledgy
Except for some few annoying (illogical) puzzles I had a really great time playing this one. I love the choice of the SCIV-like graphics (I always been a fan of SQ3) and the enviorment looks really good. This is truly a worthy addition to the SQ-series!
2016-05-04 11:36:28 by 6581
Space Quest: Decisions of the Elders is a inch for inch prequel to the popular series Space Quest created by Sierra. Following in the same vein as King’s Quest and Leisure Suit Larry will bring fans back to a point of happiness again. Those new to the genre may feel a bit lost by the simplicity of controls and lack of a tutorial, will later find it renewed through witty charm, tongue in cheek dialogue and well constructed gameplay that fits perfectly amongst its endeavors.

2014-07-29 20:40:28 by ericmhunter
Let me just say to the author: It WAS worth your 2000 something hours of work!!!

Thank you for providing such a great game for retro-adventure lovers everywhere!

(The credits song is also an inspiration in itself for all us budding but aging game creators. I suspect it was for you too!)

Beautifully done!!!
2014-07-05 10:51:47 by Mandle
Loved it, found it to be a great game and felt faithful to the Space Quest series.
2014-06-28 12:29:34 by askalarium
I have finally played the complete game and I think it was really well done and I hope to play more games from leisure suit harry in the future.
2014-05-30 22:50:10 by Michael2968
Looking forward to the next and final part of this game!
2013-12-11 22:34:35 by ltcolonel97062
It's great you are taking the time to improve this game.
Old games exist forever and when the original author still
cares and over time has probably become more experienced as well,it has to be a good thing.
2013-07-22 03:25:00 by donkeymilk
Light and fun game. Can't wait for third part!
2013-06-29 20:09:01 by n0p
I just finished playing the latest version of this game and I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the next part of the game.
2013-06-29 01:06:24 by Michael2968
This game has cool retro-style graphics. I enjoyed that the puzzles had just enough hints to get you through without frustration. It took me about an hour to complete the new section of the game. Add to that the cute humour and story and you'll likely find this game to be worthwhile.

I'm waiting for the fun to continue in the final installment!
2013-06-24 19:54:24 by Shadow1000
Space Quest - Decisions of the Elders
Complete WALKTHROUGH [url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=45155.msg616888#msg616888]available here[/url].
2012-05-05 15:30:01 by »Arj0n« (Arj0n)
Well, it's a nice SQ try. Graphics are well done. Dialogue / narration is rather good. But seriously, you could have gone "the extra mile"and provided some good death sequences for Ro.. i mean Jerry. OF COURSE he should have been eaten by termites the moment he crossed their track, OF COURSE he should have been pulled under by some (ridiculous) alien creature the moment he touched the water, and OF COURSE it should have been possible for him to fall off the cliffs. Some unexpected twists / deaths in the game would have been nice as well.
2012-01-30 19:15:32 by Tinkerer (tinkerer)
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