kqix.jpg The folks over at the King's Quest IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining website, a loving, extensive unofficial sequel to Sierra's King's Quest adventure game series, have announced an agreement with VUG to continue making the title for free release. This follows VU's closing down of the project in September using a cease and desist leter.

VU's press release reads as follows: "After extensive evaluation, Vivendi Universal Games is pleased to announce that the fan developed trilogy project 'The Silver Lining' (previously known as King's Quest IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining), based on characters from Sierra Entertainment's 'Kings Quest' series, has been given approval to continue development. We look forward to seeing the first of its three upcoming chapters, 'Shadows', completed soon." As the game screenshots show, The Silver Lining is looking mighty impressive for a fan game, and the first part of the title, long in development, is now due "somewhere during 2006" for PC.