Timequest was one of the first games released by former Infocom game designer Bob Bates after the founding of his own company, Legend Entertainment, in 1989. The game centers around time travel, allowing the player to revisit a series of historical events and repair the course of history after it has been disrupted by a nefarious Temporal Corps lieutenant.
The game meanders through a wide array of historical events, spanning from 44 B.C.E. to 1940 C.E. These events include:
Timequest earned awards from several games publications after its release, including:
- 1991 Game Player's PC Excellence Award
- 1991 QuestBusters Game of the Year
- 1991 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award