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Posts tagged “adventure games”

Create Your Own Adventure During AdventureJam

Game jams! They're pretty great, though personally I prefer a nice home-made game chutney. It takes all sorts, mind, and I'll concede that jam's a lot better spread on toast than a chunky old chutney. Also game chutneys aren't a thing, I guess. Game jams, such as next month's AdventureJam, very much are, of course. The brief is wonderfully inviting: participants should create games that "embody…

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Freeware Garden: (The Aptly Named) 3DTextAdventure

Freeware Garden searches the corners of the internet to highlight one free game every day. Sometimes experiments don't need one of those fancy imaginative titles and, appropriately, 3DTextAdventure doesn't have one. It's content with attempting to do what it says on the tin and, crucially, succeeding.

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Connecting The DoTTs: Schafer Plays Day Of The Tentacle

What are your personal memories of Day of the Tentacle? Mine is that for years before playing it, I thought it was called "Dave the Tentacle" because I'd only ever heard it mentioned in conversation with Scottish accents. Tim Schafer's memories of the game are considerably more interesting. Not only does he know the name of the LucasArts adventure game, but over the course of…

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Shining A Light On Candle

Perhaps one of the most interesting things to come out of the 'indie revolution' in game development is the re-imagining of what age-old elements and mechanics can do. Minecraft showed the world interaction with an environment could be 90% of a game. Amnesia revealed enemies need not be present most of the time, or defeatable when they were, to be threatening. Dear Esther inquired if…

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Big Finish Games Talk Up A Tex Murphy Kickstarter

Ah, FMV. It used to be the most exciting thing in the world to watch our PCs spin up interactive movies, but now you can do it in a web-browser. That's the world Big Finish games are looking to bring FMV-led adventure game Tex Murphy into, a world where various little tricks pulled off using Youtube's annotations can cobble together an interactive movie. But if…

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Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert Gabbin’ About Games

John spent this weekend glowing after interviewing Tim Schafer on Friday evening. He's listening to it right now, so he can make text zaps for your eye goo. But that's this afternoon-ish. In the here and now I have an interview, the first in a series it seems, by Double Fine's Tim talking to Double Fine's Grumpy Gilbert about a genre of game called "Adventure".…

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