I actually didn’t know about this before reading the recent article on Kotaku. This is a from-the-ground-up game created by fans of King’s Quest to be a sequel in the series and would seem to stand as a great example of fan-based creation meets independent game design.
I gather from the story that the whole project has met with all sorts of hassles in terms of copyright infringement but that these have been resolved and the game is due for release for free in July. Check out the game trailer here.
Does anyone have any other examples of a stand alone fan game (rather than a mod) of this sort?