Jane Jensen

Jane Jensen (b. January 28, 1963 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania) is the game designer of the popular and critically acclaimed Gabriel Knight adventure games and author of the novels Judgment Day and Dante's Equation.Jane Jensen was born Jane Elizabeth Smith, the youngest of seven children. She received a BA in Computer Science from Anderson University in Indiana and worked as a systems programmer for Hewlett-Packard. Her love of both computers and creative writing eventually led her to the computer gaming industry and Sierra Online where she worked as a writer on Police Quest III: The Kindred and EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus.
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  • Wot I Think: Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary

    … inspired supernatural horror to a nice quiet amble around New Orleans. One big, big, big exception to this criticism is the new graphical novel cutscene style. This is fantastic, going from the simple panels and very limited animation designed for the original floppy-disk game to a new, dynamic, gorgeously done motion comic style. I confess, I…

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  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition – First Impressions

    …, and its style has remained faithful to the original, but takes more advantage of 20 years of technology. In fact, I’ve never played an adventure game that was capable of bogging down a system, but I tried it beefing up the visual settings on my Surface Pro 3, maxing everything out at the highest setting, and wasn’t able to run it very smoothly. I…

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  • Top 10 Reissued And Remastered Classics On GOGcom

    … the Gabriel family’s roots, as well as his ultimate destiny. The original developer, Jane Jensen, has brought back her baby for modern gamers, adding new scenes and puzzles to boot. Jane’s Pinkerton Road also commissioned the original composer, Robert Holmes, to remake the soundtrack. Buy Here Now Hogs of War This humorous RTS may be mostly…

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  • Impressions: Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary

    … it in a third time. What’s missing though is the vibe, the atmosphere, and most importantly, a sense that this remake was done with a full understanding of why decisions were made the first time around, despite Jane Jensen being on board. It’s hard to explain why it doesn’t work, but… okay, try this. Imagine taking a TV show, upscaling it to IMAX…

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  • Review: Moebius: Empire Rising

    …At the time of the first Jane Jensen game, my computer didn’t have a CD-ROM drive, so I unfortunately never got to hear Tim Curry perform the voice of Gabriel Knight. Not having the CD version didn’t matter, though, because Gabriel Knight and the rest of the settings in Sins of the Fathers were so rich and interesting and well crafted…

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