Trivia / King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

  • Contest Winner Cameo: Amanda, the lady in the pie shop voiced by Roberta Williams, and her son Austin (voiced by Kevin Orcutt), are named after two contestants chosen as the winners in the "Be a Character in King's Quest V" contest in Inter Action Magazine. Entrants had to submit photos of themselves in outfits that would fit into the King's Quest world — those costumes are exactly what the characters are wearing.
  • Fan Nickname: King Graham is called "King Swayze" by Paw Dugan because of his in-game portrait's similarity to the late great film actor Patrick Swayze, and especially his role in Road House.
  • Killer App: As with a lot of other games in the series, King's Quest V sold new hardware. In this case, it was VGA cards, as it was one of the first games to support the 256-color mode. Sierra attempted to do the same thing with CD-ROM drives with the voiced version, but we know how that turned out.
  • Old Shame: Josh Mandel has stated in interviews that he doesn't look fondly at his first time voicing Graham, stating his inexperience with voice acting.
  • One-Book Author: Narrator Art Lewicki seemingly hasn't done any kind of voice acting before or since this game. Especially glaring considering he wasn't even a regular Sierra employee unlike the other voice actors.
  • Talking to Himself: There are many of Sierra's staff actors who each voiced different roles:
  • What Could Have Been...: Sierra announced an Atari ST version of the game but ultimately canceled it, to the irritation of Sierra's European division.