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Super Pixel Quest

Super Pixel Quest. (By Emmanuel Espinasse.)
posted by archagon on Jul 7, 2014 - 9 comments

So You Want to Be a Heroine?

Crystal Shard games presents Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok. Modeled on the old Sierra Quest for Glory games, Heroine's Quest is available for free here and on Steam. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on May 8, 2014 - 22 comments

Press Y To Eat Your Commander

Tower Of The Blood Lord is a hypertext Twine game based on the first twenty minutes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Jun 13, 2013 - 28 comments

Enter, Stranger

How we made Knightmare The creator and the dungeon master of the 1980s fantasy game show revisit dodgy technology and terrified children. The wikipedia entry explains more. Knightmare mentioned previously on mefi
posted by lalochezia on Apr 9, 2013 - 19 comments

>WASTE AFTERNOON

The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History in Toronto, Canada is one of the largest collections of adventure and role-playing games and supplements in existence. [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Aug 28, 2012 - 8 comments

hulk go hole

"Now that the Hulk has closed his eyes, shoved wax down his ears and is holding his nose, he is immune to the attacks of the space-ants. No, really. Just picture that scene for a moment and be glad that it didn't find its way into any of the Hulk movies." VGJunk takes a look at the baffling Incredible Hulk text adventure game. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 18, 2012 - 22 comments

Thanks for Playing. As Usual You've Been a Real Pantload

Remember the janitorial space opera Space Quest? Well, so do a lot of other people. Starting with The Sarien Encounter, hapless janitor Roger Wilco was thrust into more and more absurd adventures, which came to an abrupt end with Space Quest 6. For years, Roger has been left hanging with no resolution to his story, and no new adventures, but all that has changed with the release of two fan made sequels; Vohaul Strikes Back and Space Quest: Incinerations. And for those of you who just can't get enough Wilco related hilarity there is a fan made VGA remake of the famously punishing Space Quest II. (Previously) Remember to put the gem in your mouth. All of these fan made games are pretty good, but you don't have to take my word for it.
posted by dortmunder on Feb 11, 2012 - 24 comments

Friday Adventure Game Goodness

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 on Mar 25, 2011 - 16 comments

Would you kindly play this?

Episode One: Prairie Dogging is a Flash game that answers the question, "What if BioShock had been developed in the style of an old-school 2D adventure game?" By Jeremy Scott, creator of the Hsu and Chan comic strip. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 11, 2011 - 11 comments

King's Quest 3 Redux

AGD Interactive has released its remake of King's Quest III: To Heir is Human. (previously)
posted by nasreddin on Feb 24, 2011 - 25 comments

Congratulations on your recent death

Video footage of death for your amusement. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Jul 24, 2009 - 42 comments

All aboard!

Jordan Mechner's way-ahead-of-its-time PC game "The Last Express," revered for its animation and innovative storytelling, has been recut into a single 75-minute animated narrative playthrough. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 11, 2009 - 21 comments

Professor Layton and the DS Adventure Game Revival

Despite the oft-declared death of the Adventure Game, Nintendo's success has raised the genre's mainstream profile and quality to a level unseen since the 90s. The DS in particular has been an ideal platform for AGs, leading to the release of a number of popular Japanese titles in the American market. Professor Layton and the Curious Village is only the most recent to receive praise from western game rags - but it is the most consistently well-reviewed - making many short-lists of the best DS games of 2008. Featuring beautiful illustration, engrossing puzzles, and a charming story, Professor Layton topped Japanese software charts on its release (as did its sequel, Professor Layton and the Devil's Box, still unreleased in the US), though all indications are that its American sales have been underwhelming. [more inside]
posted by macross city flaneur on Jan 21, 2009 - 62 comments

Grim Fandango, I knew you had hard puzzles.

Grim Fandango, which was released in 1998, is considered by many to be one of the best Lucas Arts adventure games ever made. It tells the story of Manny Calavera, a travel agent working in the land of the dead. The game combines Aztec and film noir imagery to create a game that is wholly unique and still has a rabid fan base. Tim Schafer, the primary writer for the original (and a mastermind behind recently critically appreciated games such as Psychonauts through his company Double Fine Productions [previously]) has released the full 72 page design document that was written in 1996. [direct pdf link]. This is great reading for those who get nostalgic just thinking about the game. Here's the opening scene of the game to help you develop an appreciation, if you haven't done so already: youtube link
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 6, 2008 - 73 comments

It's that time again

The Twelfth Annual Interactive Fiction Competition begins today. Non-contestants can take part in the proceedings by grabbing a torrent of the competing games and judging them over the next six weeks. If you're new to interactive fiction, Emily Short's "How to Play" will acquaint you with its conventions. And if you're enough of an I.F. expert that even a full slate of Comp games won't satisfy you, you can find every competition entry since 1995 archived at Baf's Guide.
posted by Iridic on Oct 1, 2006 - 3 comments

The Wii Revolution

How the Wii will save the adventure game. Will the innovation of Nintendo's new console be able to turn this ailing genre around? Of course, as Next Generation points out, even consoles that fail can end up winning. Meanwhile, Nintendo faces litigation over the patent for the controller that brought it so much attention. Plus, what to do with your old Gamecube.
posted by magodesky on Aug 7, 2006 - 32 comments

Adventure games!

Adventure games! They seem to be "old school" in this world of Quake shooters and real time strategy but does anyone remember the halcyon days of King's Quest, Maniac Mansion, and even ... Leisure Suit Larry?
posted by owillis on May 31, 2001 - 31 comments

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