The creation of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers by Jane Jensen sparked a fire in the point-and-click adventure game genre. That fire shined a light on a less traversed path in the genre that was previously thought to be one that could never sell games: Horror. After its 1993 release, Gabriel Knight became a hit, and Jane continued to invigorate the adventure game scene on the Sierra Online label with two sequels to Gabriel Knight. I caught up with Jane, who recently released her latest book under her Eli Easton pen name, to find out what led her to work for Sierra Online, the creation of Gabriel Knight, and some of her favorite memories of the game.
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