Posts Tagged ‘A Golden Wake’

Golden Wake Dev’s New Steampunk-ish Adventure Game

Grundislav Games, the maker of A Golden Wake, has announced its next adventure game, Lamplight City [official site]. It takes me back to the many nights I spent sitting on the edge of my parents’ bed watching Dad play adventure games like Loom. Dad would play for a little bit and stop because they weren’t quite his cup of tea, but they were mine. I fostered a lifelong love for the adventure genre, culminating in a Purple Tentacle tattoo (Day of the Tentacle, duh) on my upper left arm. So I’ll be playing Lamplight City, too. Trust. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: A Golden Wake

There’s something I wish I’d known as I began playing retro point and click adventure A Golden Wake. I wish I’d known that it was, in large parts, a true story. The reason I didn’t know this was because it began with a statement explaining that despite its historical setting, the characters and events were fictional. Here’s wot I think:

It turns out Coral Gables is a real city in Miami, Florida (you may have already known that, especially if you live on that continent), which was really established in the 1920s by a man named George E. Merrick, there really is a Biltmore Hotel, and the city really was affected by the hurricane of 1937. The game’s tale of real estate is based in a genuinely interesting time of boom and bust in American early 20th century history. In what is ultimately a rather bland game, I think I’d have cared a bit more if I’d known.

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Period Adventuring: A Golden Wake’s Demo

He might not think so, but I do. About you. That's right.

Ah, the 1920s! A decade of good times for those riding high on the great waves of cash crashing upon the real estate and banking industries. Were I a hateful thing, I’d crack An Hilarious Joke about current events. Adventure game A Golden Wake is slightly less fun, as Alfie Banks’ real estate dreams get tangled up in the mob. It’s made by Grundislav Games, who you might know from the Ben Jordan games. This is Grundislav’s first commercial game, signed up by the publishing arm of Wadjet Eye Games games (it’s founder Dave Gilbert’s left arm, I believe).

Wadjet tend to have a pretty good… eye for adventure games (eh? eh?), but you can jump on in and judge this for yourself now a demo’s out.

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A Golden Wake Is Blackwell Pub’s Roaring ’20s Adventure

People need to always dress like this again.

OK, OK, let me see if I can hack my way through a jungle of redundancy to get this all straight: A Golden Wake is a golden-age-style adventure set in America’s own golden age that sees you completing goal(d)s to strike it rich (probably in gold) even as the mob and Great Depression loom. Whew. I suppose I could’ve just said, “American Roaring Twenties point-and-click adventure with shades of Gatsby,” but where’s the fun in that? Trailer below.

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