Posts Tagged ‘daedalic entertainment’

Trash Trial: Deponia Demo

By Adam Smith on June 26th, 2012.

Oh look. It’s an English demo for Deponia, the new point and clicker from the German developers behind The Whispered World. Weighing in at just over 700 MB, which used to be like an entire bedroom’s worth of space but is now more like a teacup for many, it contains some scenes from the first chapter of the game. It’s a comedy adventure set on a planet covered in garbage and with “one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history”. As unusual as the crossover I will one day create in which Garrett and SHODAN talk dirty in the cybershadows, and eventually elope to a distant star? Grab the demo here.

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Trash Planet: Deponia Teaser

By John Walker on January 11th, 2012.

Pretty, but wacky?

Daedalic, the German adventure developers who gave us the almost great The Whispered World, have another title in development. Deponia is a comedy adventure, inspired by the likes of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. There’s a teaser for it below.

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EnvironMental: A New Beginning Demo

By John Walker on July 8th, 2011.

I imagine Daedalic must have been trying to localise it.

After Daedalic Entertainment’s flawed but appealing The Whispered World, it seemed there was hope for translations from this developer. They even hired an established UK writer (Steve Ince) to redraft the script into English English, adding in new jokes to make it work in this location. From the demo of A New Beginning, no such thing has taken place, making what is already an extremely clunky game feel like a parody.

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Chronicles Of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juilet

By John Walker on October 20th, 2010.

This is me before I start writing a post.

I can’t believe I’ve not heard of this game before. I spotted it while researching Daedalic’s A New Beginning. It’s a new episodic adventure series, the first title, The Chronicles Of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juilet.

Set in the London of 1590, the young poet William Shakespeare is yet to be Mr Famous. He’s trying to prove himself to a local theatre group – Lord Strange’s Men – by staging a brand new tragedy. That being the tale of two star-crossed lovers. It’s a combination of traditional adventure with puzzles, and… hidden object gaming. Ah well – it was going so well. As much as I may have a soft spot for the genre, a good adventure game they have yet to make. Perhaps this may be the one? So far I’ve only been able to find evidence of the game existing in German (available on Amazon in two days). But I’m still so intrigued by what is essentially Young William Shakespeare. See below for a trailer.

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New Screenshots For A New Beginning

By John Walker on October 20th, 2010.

There’s an adventure in the works by Daedalic, they who brought us the very lovely, and almost good, The Whispered World. It’s called A New Beginning, it’s been in development for over two years, and at last there’s some new screenshots of it.

The “eco-thriller” plays as a classic point and click adventure, with what look to be gorgeous painted backgrounds, fighting to save the world from ecological catastrophe. (It was in looking up details of this game that I saw – for the first time – details of The Chronicles Of Shakespeare. Oh yeah. Next post for that.)

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Sadwick! The Whispered World Trailer

By John Walker on March 26th, 2010.

Gosh, it really is beautiful.

The Whispered World, a promising German adventure game, has now been given a release date for the Europe and the US. 23 April on Steam, and available on the same day at retail in both locations. The game has been released in Germany, with a demo, and shows off some really lovely 2D artwork. There’s now an English language trailer, which you can see below.

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Daedalic: Navigating The Adventure Labyrinth

By John Walker on March 8th, 2008.

Germany really seems to be standing up for the point and click adventure. With varying results. At the shinier end is Deck13′s Ankh, but more often by the time they’re in our English-speaking hands the humour is completely lost by poor translations and localisation. Nevermind the crappy puzzle design that’s currently endemic throughout the genre.

So, is there hope on the horizon from German developers Daedalic Entertainment? They’ve got not seventy, not minus six hundred, but three new point-n-clickers due over the next couple of years. Here thems are:

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