The Realms of Quest I was originally made in 1991 by Ghislain de Blois for the Commodore VIC-20 computer.
The Realms of Quest premium edition release (2009) containing the Realms of Quest Trilogy I-II-III, lists the following text in the manual…
“Realms of Quest (1991) Where it all began! It’s world is a dungeon consisting of 20 levels with 8×8 locations all designed by hand by my youngest brother who I paid $0.25 for each floor. To play, refer to the in-game instructions.”
However, the version I will be playing and posting screenshots of is the Realms of Quest I, Anniversary Edition (2011), from the Realms of Quest IV premium edition disk (which contains Realms of Quest I+II+IV+Ultimate Quest: Catacomb). Might as well play the newest/latest version of Realms of Quest I, though perhaps I will play the earlier release at a later point.
Realms of Quest I and II are on side B of the Realms of Quest IV floppy disk and upon loading the disk you can choose between the two games.
Keyboard commands are the following…
The plot of Realms of Quest I, is to locate the four shattered pieces of the infinity amulet that lay hidden away deep in the dunjon. Once the amulet is recovered, you must seek out the evil warlock Nikaedor and destroy him in order to free the realms and kingdom of the warlock’s vile grasp.
You must create an adventurer that is willing to take on this vital and heroic task.
Attributes are the following…
Now GO, and create your character!
What is thy name?
Welcome to the GUILD
When you are ready to start the quest, enter the Dunjon and let the quest begin!
Fight with the evil monsters that you encounter.
And be victorious!
For more information on where you can obtain the Realms of Quest I Anniversary Edition (included in the Realms of Quest IV VIC-20 release), visit Ghislain’s official Realms of Quest Blog at the link below.
Realms of Quest I – IV are © Ghislain de Blois
If you do not own a Commodore VIC-20 computer, you can download the VICE emulator so that you can run VIC-20 programs on your computer. The VICE emulator is available at http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/