Quest for Cyrus was announced in 2001 as coming soon by programmer Lorin Millsap. Described as “a game with a playing style much like that of Nintendo’s Zelda and the Final Fantasy series.”
Commodore Wire news site at the time suggested that:
“Quest is designed on “a fairly versatile game kernal that sports a fast loader. The game is highly disk intensive and as a result, its capabilities are incredible.” The game is currently in the testing and error checking stage. Millsap hopes to release Quest for Cyrus before mid 2001.”
However, just a month later, Lorin reported that there was a delay in publishing due to technical issues via the C64games.de website:
“Lorin Millsap from Pixel Pyramid Software has now announced that development of the planned C64 game ‘Quest For Cyrus’ will be delayed. The reason for this is a change in the basic system. It is currently expected to be released in September this year. The report still has good news: the game will be compatible with all known Commodore drives. It would also be nice to have compatibility with CMD drives – let’s wait and see.”
The game never surfaced after that, and we’re not sure yet why. Lorin is still active in the C64 scene, so we hope to learn more in the future. If you know anything more, please do get in touch.