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Gabriel Knight 4 Petition #1208430
01/26/20 07:07 PM
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It never hurts to try! You can sign the Petition here.

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GABRIEL KNIGHT 4: Resurrect the Shadowhunter is a petition targeted at Activision Blizzard, for a new chapter in the game trilogy.

The Gabriel Knight games need very little introduction.

The trilogy has been the subject of dozens of fan-made petitions for well over a decade, ever since the third installment of the series (Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned) was released in 1999 with an unresolved cliffhanger ending.

Tens of thousands loyal of fans have signed petitions, created amazing websites and campaigns, sent emails, and even mailed letters to Activision begging for a fourth chapter in the game series for a time that seems like an eternity. Game magazines, and other game studios have embraced the passion and shared their love and support towards these attempts, but so far to no avail.

Originally released by the legendary adventure game studio Sierra On-Line, the Gabriel Knight games came to a sudden halt when the studio shut down and the copyright of Gabriel Knight were sold to Vivendi (later acquired by Activision). The rise of first person shooter-games had begun, and pressure to create 3D graphic games might've been a factor in this.

Jane Jensen, the author and designer of all three GK-games has tried to acquire the rights of her beloved character Gabriel for a long time. In 2014, a 20th Anniversary Remaster (Phoenix Online) of the first Gabriel Knight adventure was released, in the hopes of revitalizing the series. Things did not go as planned, and soon enough the idea of continuing the saga was buried AGAIN.

As fans of Gabriel Knight Mysteries, we urge Activision Blizzard to please either produce a fourth Gabriel Knight game written by Jane Jensen, or transfer the character to Jane Jensen herself. As fans who've loved the games for decades, we feel there is no better time than right now. Let this petition serve as our heartfelt appeal for a completed Gabriel Knight saga, and our fight for what we believe in.

Activision, please let us have a proper ending to the story of Gabriel, the way Jane Jensen originally planned it*.


*In 2015, Jane Jensen created a graphic novel called "Temptation", which follows the events of Gabriel Knight 3, and provides some clues as to what is to come, should the fourth game be released. You can download the free PDF here. (Jane Jensen, Phoenix Online 2015).

Read more below...
ABOUT GABRIEL KNIGHT
Voiced by legendary actors Tim Curry (Gabriel), Mark Hamill (Mosley) and Leah Remini (Grace), the Gabriel Knight series' first installment Sins of the Fathers was released in 1993. It received multiple awards and praise by gaming magazines, and became an instant classic hit among mystery game fans. One of the first adventure games using horror as the main element of story-telling, the Knight saga surprised- and Jensen's unique style of writing captivated gamers all around the globe. The following games were as successful as the first, leading to awards, books and even influenced several Hollywood films. Gabriel Knight has been named the 16th best-selling adventure game ever released. Despite decades since the last installment, the game still has a cult following of fans.

While the 20th Anniversary Edition was a welcome surprise, it did not deliver what fans truly clamored for; a fourth chapter of the series. Thus sales did not match Activision’s expectations. Even so, fans donated nearly a half million dollars toward the remake's Kickstarter campaign in hopes of finally being able to live to see the day when Gabriel Knight 4 would not be a dream in the minds of millions, but reality.

THE TIME IS NOW
In the era of reboots, remasters and revival of old classics from films to PC games, it couldn't be a better time for a Gabriel Knight game. Adventure Games like Telltale's The Walking Dead, the super popular Life Is Strange from Square Enix, or the universally acclaimed Unavowed by Wadjet Eye Games have proven than you don't need the budget of an EA blockbuster to achieve successful storytelling and captivate the audience in a way that makes financial sense.

We've tried for decades, and Activision must be aware of the massive demand of this game. It's our greatest hope that our ever-burning passion and support of these games will lead to a day in our lifetimes where Gabriel Knight 4 is real.

FINANCING
Should Activision decide to release the rights of GK to its rightful owner, Jane Jensen, the fans would once again come together and finance the game. We strongly believe many other adventure game studios would also be more than glad to take part in production or financing of the game.

Should Activision decide to produce and distribute the game itself, financing could still partly be done via fan donations.


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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208431
01/26/20 07:13 PM
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Thanks so much for letting us know about this, Ana! Going to go sign the petition right now.

Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208437
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Thanks Ana! I'll be happy if I ever get around to playing the existing 3 games, which I downloaded some time ago on my Win 7 computer.

Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208439
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Thanks, signing!


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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208442
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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208462
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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208466
01/27/20 07:04 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing this!

We have a team working on improving the petition, boosting the posts and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

I just want to say, the petition would've not been launched if Jane and Robert hadn't given it their blessing. Remember tho, this is a FAN effort so their blessing is all we can get at this point and it's more than we could ask for anyway. This also means that it's not only possible to achieve what seems impossible (GK4) but also that it's a realistic possibility.

Our goal for now is to reach a massive amount of signatures, and secondly to show both Jane and Robert that they are both legends and we still love and respect both of them after all this time. Whatever comes from the petition is not the only possibility, I know this for a fact. But right now, people need to show their support to the original team who created the game saga we all love, by signing the petition. It's more crucial than you know.

We are working REALLY REALLY hard to make this happen, and fully focused on this. So please if you have a way to boost the petition, or know the right channels to get this around, do so. And feel free to join us too. This is a FAN effort first and foremost, so everyone is more than welcome to get involved. You probably know the Facebook page by now, it's @gk4petition as is our Twitter handle.

We give full credit to all efforts whether it's fanart, or just giving us a boost.
Let's do this guys, ❤️

Last edited by Hannes084; 01/27/20 07:16 AM.
Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208474
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welcome to GameBoomers, Hannes084.

I am a huge fan of Gabriel Knight and first played the games when they were released - and I still play the games now. I also live in the same place where the game company Sierra used to be, and where the Gabriel Knight games were created. smile

Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208485
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Just signed the petition.


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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: Marian] #1208526
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Thats amazing! You're lucky, Marian!

I really hope we'll get to a huge amount of signatures even if it might take some time. Robert and even César (who worked on the 20th Remaster) have clearly told everyone to sign it, I'm surprised people are still so skeptical about the chances.

Last edited by Hannes084; 02/01/20 11:33 AM.
Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208529
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Just signed the petition

Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: Starcom] #1208560
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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208667
01/29/20 08:12 PM
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Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1208847
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We did a podcast interview on the petition, have a listen :

https://adventuregamespodcast.com/p...-organisers-of-gabriel-knight-4-petition

Re: Gabriel Knight 4 Petition [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1209002
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Gabriel Knight 4: Resurrect the Shadowhunter #1210702
02/22/20 01:52 AM
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Sorry if this has already been posted, but didn't find topic on this.



Just wanted to make this community aware of this petition to somehow make GK4 happen:

https://www.change.org/p/activision-publishing-gabriel-knight-4-petition


Also there's an episode about the campaign over at Adventure games podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2H9JTwZHoU

Re: Gabriel Knight 4: Resurrect the Shadowhunter [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1210713
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Thanks MrMentalD, I combined with the previous thread.

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Re: Gabriel Knight 4: Resurrect the Shadowhunter [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1210756
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Re: Gabriel Knight 4: Resurrect the Shadowhunter [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1213152
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Well, so glad this petition has started, fingers crossed that Activision (or someone) will take notice. Hate to think how many times I've played these games, over and over again anyway and definitely my favourite series. I started playing adventure games around 1992 when my husband and I bought our first compute and that had a game (think it was the first monkey Island game on a floppy disc) and some silly game shooting things around alleyways - definitely not my sort of thing. Anyway our daughter and I got hooked on adventure games after that and still both play them so thanks for letting us know!,

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