Posts Tagged ‘AGS’

Charlie Foxtrot & The Galaxy Of Tomorrow

By John Walker on May 11th, 2008.

The best adventure game I’ve played in a long time? A freeware AGS adventure called Charlie Foxtrot & The Galaxy of Tomorrow, the current Pick of the Month on the AGS site.

OMG puzzle spoilers!!

This could be taken (accurately) as an indictment of the state of commercial adventures, but I think that would do an injustice to a very capable and entertaining game. From Hatter’s Guild Productions, and more specifically Alex V.D.Wijst, it’s a mid-period Sierra-style adventure (rotating mouse cursor, all point and click, text dialogue) telling the story of a cloned human attempting to escape from the boundaries of conformity.

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5 Days A Stranger In 3D

By John Walker on October 3rd, 2007.

While Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw is currently rolling around in fame with his superb Zero Punctuation Flash reviews on The Escapist, there’s an even better reason to know his name: his AGS adventure games. And best of these are the Trilby games – a series of stories spanning hundreds of years, following the recurring evil ghost of a murdered son, from his initial death all the way to a futuristic cult’s base. So it’s with glee that I discover the first of these, 5 Days A Stranger, is being remade in something called “3D”.

There's a THIRD dimension now?

While it’s not Yahtzee’s project, he’s involved behind the scenes. And that’ll do. It’s still early days, but the project appears to be running with some enthusiasm. They’re using the Source engine, which is rapidly becoming the engine of choice for indie adventure development, and will certainly give it a more modern look than the original’s gloriously retro stylings. There’s a dev blog and forum on the new site, and a recruitment page, so hey, get involved.

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Spoonbeaks Ahoy!

By John Walker on September 19th, 2007.

What should you be playing today? Well, it’s Knytt Stories, obviously. But let’s say you’ve finished that, what next? Easy:

(Shurely TF2? – Ed)

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!, downloadalised from here.

A truly mighty pirate

Made by Alasdair Beckett, it’s a completely free point and click adventure, created for his girlfriend. Awww. She’s a lucky person, as there’s clearly a vast amount of love gone into the couple of hours here, and certainly a significant amount more than goes into the majority of commercial adventure games.

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