Corey and Lori Cole Profile

The Coles is a colloquial term referring to Corey Cole and Lori Ann Cole, a husband and wife team who are both game designers. While they are most well known working together designing the Quest for Glory series, both are notable separately for designing games and (in the case of programmer Corey Cole) game engines independently of each other.
They formed Far Studio, which was the developer of Shannara and is now used for art and web development. They also formed a studio called Transolar Entertainment, which is the developer of the upcoming adventure RPG Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption.

Corey Cole Bio

Corey Cole started his programming career at Sierra On-line in 1988, porting the SCI engine to Atari ST. He later co-programmed new iterations the SCI engine for use in many Sierra games during much of his tenure at Sierra.
He began his career as a game developer, alongside his wife Lori Ann Cole, with Hero’s Quest (which was later renamed Quest for Glory) in 1989. He wasn’t credited as co-developer of the game, but he was acknowledged as such by the games industry. Computer Gaming World recognized both Corey Cole and Lori Ann Cole as the game’s designers when they awarded Hero’s Quest the Adventure Game of the Year award. He and his wife were co-designers of the next three games in the Quest for Glory series as well.
He designed the puzzle adventure game Castle of Dr. Brain, the first game in the Dr. Brain series, in 1991. The series is notable for being Sierra’s only property to be licensed for use in television, as the Children’s Television Workshop licensed it for use in their programming on December 9, 1993.
After briefly leaving Sierra in 1996 due to issues with management, he returned to work on Quest for Glory V, which was released in 1998. Corey did not take a development role on the game, but he did serve as a programmer. That same year, a photograph of his face was used as a head shot for a character in Police Quest: SWAT 2. Corey’s final role at Sierra was as a programmer on Hoyle Casino. which was released in 2000.

Games

  • 1989 Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon – Atari ST port (Sierra)
  • 1989 Hero’s Quest – co-designer, programmer, Atari ST port (Sierra)
  • 1989 King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1990 Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire – designer, programmer, development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1990 King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1990 Hoyle’s Official Book of Games Volume 2 – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1990 Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1991 Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers – development team (Sierra)
  • 1991 Mixed-Up Mother Goose – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1991 Mixed-Up Fairy Tales – lead programmer (Sierra)
  • 1991 Jones in the Fast Lane – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1991 Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood – development system programming (Sierra)
  • 1991 Castle of Dr. Brain – designer, director, programmer (Sierra)
  • 1992 Quest for Glory III: Wages of War – co-designer, voice actor (Sierra)
  • 1993 Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness – co-designer, co-director, co-writer (Sierra)
  • 1993 Hoyle’s Classic Card Games – additional bridge programming (Sierra)
  • 1995 Shannara – co-designer, programmer (Far Studio)
  • 1998 Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire – RPG and system software engineer (Sierra)
  • 1998 Police Quest: SWAT 2 – photograph model for a character (Sierra)
  • 2000 Hoyle Casino – programmer (Sierra)
  • 2015 Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption – co-designer (Transolar Games)

Lori Cole Bio

Cole’s varied background includes elementary education, film animation, and writing. She is a fanatic role-playing video game player who became involved in game designing because of her husband’s involvement in Sierra On-line.

Lori Ann Cole co-designed the Quest for Glory series with her husband Corey Cole. She was the sole designer of the final chapter, Quest for Glory V, although her husband was a programmer for that game.
She was also the designer of the second and final game in Sierra’s Mixed-Up children’s adventure game series, Mixed-Up Fairy Tales. While at Sierra, she also was a voice actor, voicing Queen Isabella in the CD-ROM version of King’s Quest V.
After briefly leaving Sierra in 1996 due to issues with management, she returned as the sole designer of Quest for Glory V, which was released in 1998. That same year, a photograph of her face was used as a head shot for a character in SWAT 2.

Games

  • 1989 Hero’s Quest – co-designer, writer (Sierra)
  • 1990 Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire – co-designer, FACS Manual Writer (Sierra)
  • 1990 King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder – voice actor (Queen Isabella) (Sierra)
  • 1991 Mixed-Up Fairy Tales – designer, director (Sierra)
  • 1991 Castle of Dr. Brain – additional material (Sierra)
  • 1992 Quest for Glory III: Wages of War – co-designer, director, writer, voice actor (Sierra)
  • 1993 Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness – co-designer, co-director, co-writer (Sierra)
  • 1995 Shannara – co-designer, writer (Far Studio)
  • 1998 Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire – designer, documentation writer (Sierra)
  • 1998 Police Quest: SWAT 2 – photograph model for a character (Sierra)
  • 2015 Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption – co-designer (Transolar Games)

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