The Odd Gentlemen are Pleased to Announce Their Next Adventure: King’s Quest™

Today is a great day in the history of The Odd Gentlemen.  We are ecstatic to announce that we are working on a new King’s Quest game. We are huge King’s Quest fans, and personally, it is my favorite game series of all time.

I grew up playing the games at my Uncle’s house, and still remember the joy of discovering you could type in “eat carrot,” and Graham would actually respond.  The day when I solved the Cliffs of Logic before my Uncle did was an accomplishment I’m still proud of today.  These games were brimming with wonder, humor, engaging puzzles, and delightful gameplay all wrapped up in a charming story for players of all ages to explore.  We are proud to continue this tradition in a new and fully reimagined King’s Quest.


In the new story King Graham – revered as the greatest adventurer to ever live - shares his life’s adventures with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn. It is through these tales that Gwendolyn discovers the true greatness of her grandfather.

 You can also check out the Sierra teaser here.

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We can’t wait to show you more. And Uncle David, thanks for sharing the magic with me all those years ago.

-Matt Korba, Creative Director King’s Quest & founder of The Odd Gentlemen

We’re hiring a UI Artist!

The Odd Gentlemen are looking for a fine gent or lady to join our team in Los Angeles. Our ideal gentleperson has experience building intuitive UIs and excellent Flash/Scaleform skills. A strong understanding of iconography is a must. You will work closely with a small team who are passionate about creating fantastical games.

The Odd Gentlemen is an independent video game studio founded in the fall of 2008. The studio’s debut title was the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, released for Xbox Live and PC. They are now working on the Homestuck adventure game and an unannounced title.

Check out the job details below, and send us your resume and a cover letter at jobs@theoddgentlemen.com. Or if this one isn’t a fit for you, follow us on Twitter @theoddgentlemen for all the latest news and job openings.

Title: UI Artist

We are looking for a UI Artist to join our team. The UI Artist will work directly with the Creative Director and Art Director in establishing a thematically driven UI.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and leads the creation of UI design, interactions, and motion design matching the tone of the title.
  • Works in tandem with the art director to define the visual language.
  • Communicates needs to engineers to accomplish UI goals so appropriate tools and scripts are available.
  • Specs out UI designs, tasks, and estimates time as needed.
  • Make assets with an eye toward maintaining The Odd Gentlemen’s brand for artistic style.
  • Able to troubleshoot and assist with minimal scripting.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience as a UI Artist, ideally in games.
  • Can generate motion graphics and implement them.
  • Understands and is able to write own Actionscript is a plus.
  • Expert in Photoshop and skilled in Illustrator.
  • Experienced with Flash and understanding of Scaleform.
  • A passion for story-driven games and fantastical worlds and characters.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision but willing to ask questions if unclear.
  • Always looking for ways to make things better.
  • Understanding of the technical needs of game production art.
  • Self-motivated with solid time management skills.

Some call them Flashlight Girl and Strideer, we of course can’t comment on rumors. But we LOVED running into these characters!  Fun seeing ALL the Homestuck cosplay at Anime Expo last weekend!
In case you missed it, we’re making the Homestuck video game with Andrew Hussie. You can read more here.
Also make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Some call them Flashlight Girl and Strideer, we of course can’t comment on rumors. But we LOVED running into these characters!  Fun seeing ALL the Homestuck cosplay at Anime Expo last weekend!

In case you missed it, we’re making the Homestuck video game with Andrew Hussie. You can read more here.

Also make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more updates.