April 21, 2009 10:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Sierra On-line fan Martin Kool has launched Sarien.net, a portal for playing the historic label's (now absorbed by Activision) graphic adventure games in your browser. So far, the site's selection of Sierra's 1980s classics include Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter, Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel, and Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, with more forthcoming.
One unique twist to the posted titles is that you can see other players in the games, represented with a character similar to your own. While you can't interact with them, you can talk with them and observe their actions, picking up tips on how you should proceed. I noticed a few glitches when I tried out some of the games, but it's still a really neat concept!