Remastered versions of classic games are “the thing” nowadays, but Jane Jensen’s 20th anniversary remake of the first game in her now acclaimed “Gabriel Knight” series, “Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers,” has a personal connection to the well-respected developer.
The first game Jensen was lead director and designer for, it will always be her first “baby.” That being said, Jensen made sure she had the right team in place to make sure the 20th anniversary edition of the game that jumpstarted her career got the attention and tender love and care it deserved in development.
“There are new puzzles and scenes added to this, plus I think it’s really interesting to see all the detail added to the scenes and the New Orleans location in general,” Jensen told Examiner in an exclusive interview today. “The remake was built by people who love the game so there’s a lot of little detail added, inside jokes, references to the other games in the series. I hope fans will have a lot of fun with it. And the special edition content is pretty cool.”
The redux version of “Sins of the Fathers” also features updated graphics and a revised score from original composer and Pinkerton Road co-founder Robert Holmes, as well as new characters.
“I just want people to like it as much as much as the original and think we did a great job with the update,” Jensen added. “It’s all high-res and all of that, but at the end of the day, you hope it can convey the same mood and evoke the same emotions.”
For more information on the game, head to www.GabrielKnight20th.com