Space Quest 1+2+3 (1989)

About This Game

A long time ago in a galaxy just around the corner you are the janitor in space.
Your mission is to scrub dirty floors, to replace burned-out light bulbs, to clean out latrines.
To boldly go where no man has swept the floor.
See what happens yourself as Roger Wilco, intergalactic garbage-man, comes to the rescue.

Packed with comedy, tragedy, suspense, horror and many other nouns.


Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, who had already worked together on the Sierra game The Black Cauldron, wanted to create a humorous science fiction adventure game. They also wanted it to star a janitor (a choice possibly inspired by the mop-wielding main character from Infocom’s humorous sci-fi text adventure Planetfall).

Crowe noted, “We wanted to do two things for the player. One, we wanted him to feel as if he were in a movie, where he could just sort of kick back and enjoy the scenery. We also wanted the player to feel as if he really was the character on the screen.”[citation needed]

Although skeptical, Ken Williams gave the idea a shot. Scott and Mark created a short demo, which ended up becoming the first four rooms of Space Quest I, at which point Ken gave the project a green-light.


  • Includes Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge and Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon
  • Fantastic, massive world to explore, with tons of hilarious characters to meet
  • Unmatched, involving storyline with humor found in the least expected places

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released March 30, 1989
Size 26 MB
Company Sierra / Activision

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.


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