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March 25, 2011 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Remember when you got out of college and had no idea what to do with your life? Did you ever consider becoming a paranormal investigator? Well Ben Jordan did. His adventures have taken him to Florida, California, Scotland, England, Japan, Greece, and Italy, where he has encountered various paranormal phenomenon. Fortunately, Ben was created using AGS so you can tag along on his adventures in preparation for the final epsiode.
posted by dortmunder (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Did you ever consider becoming a paranormal investigator?

Never gave it a ghost of a thought.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 9:49 AM on March 25, 2011


I don't know about the quality of this, but it looks to be right up the alley of my Gabriel Knight lovin' self.
And fwiw, I wanted to be a paranormal investigator during and after college.
posted by charred husk at 9:52 AM on March 25, 2011


I don't know about the quality of this

It's rough around the edges in some places, but the games get better (and darker) as they go along. It's a labor of love, not a commercial product, but they're still fun.
posted by dortmunder at 9:57 AM on March 25, 2011


Did you ever consider becoming a paranormal investigator?

If you're going to be a con artist and take advantage of people's irrational beliefs, why even bother with college?
posted by rocket88 at 10:04 AM on March 25, 2011


Indeed, why not just become a college?
posted by Eideteker at 10:15 AM on March 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


If you're going to be a con artist and take advantage of people's irrational beliefs, why even bother with college?

I predict a lot of interesting comments from people who don't click the links.
posted by knave at 10:37 AM on March 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


You're right. My bad.
posted by rocket88 at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2011


in answer to your first question, why yes, I did. seriously I still fantasize about it. looking forward to reading these links!!!
posted by supermedusa at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2011


ur...playing this game. heehee
posted by supermedusa at 10:59 AM on March 25, 2011


(I clicked the first link and just thought he had a super-annoying website)
posted by rocket88 at 11:00 AM on March 25, 2011


If you're going to be a con artist and take advantage of people's irrational beliefs, why even bother with college?

Just like with economists and political scientists, it's done for gravitas.

Can't play this at work, but I'm really hoping it's like an X-Files-y Phoenix Wright
posted by Hoopo at 11:05 AM on March 25, 2011


Ooohhh ... awesome. This is the kind of stuff that makes me glad to have a free weekend.
posted by Amanojaku at 12:45 PM on March 25, 2011


where he has encountered various paranormal phenomenon ignored basic principles of legitimate science so he can interpret perfectly explicable natural phenomena as OOO SPOOKY, because that's way more fun.

FTFY.
posted by ixohoxi at 2:52 PM on March 25, 2011


Oops. I'm pretty much a dumbass. Didn't even see that it's a game. No, I didn't RTFA.

That's different.
posted by ixohoxi at 2:53 PM on March 25, 2011


Lost galleon of the Salton Sea - I love that myth! Must play.
posted by queensissy at 3:04 PM on March 25, 2011


The Ben Jordan games are fun. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 11:40 PM on March 25, 2011


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