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Blade Runner up

Technobabylon is a techno babblin' cyberpunk adventure


Blade Runner up
May 21
I still, still, still want to play the actual Blade Runner adventure game, but Technobabylon is a simpler option, what with the Steam page and all. The classic point and click has three playable characters. There's agents Ch... read
Mostly worth the wait
[Disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] Three years since the launch of the infamous Double Fine Adventure campaign and a year after Act 1’s much-anticipated release, Broken Ag... read feature

Samorost 3

Samorost 3 looks like the surreal point-and-click adventure of my dreams


That world design is something else
Apr 15
The last time I wrote about Samorost 3, I expressed surprise and delight that Amanita Design was making another one of these charming point-and-click adventure games. Today, a year and a half later, I could do the same -- I ... read
Charnel House

The Charnel House Trilogy pulling in to the station April 16


It's a game about trains. Prepare for puns
Apr 14
If I were a smarter man, I’d be railing to fit as many train puns in to this news as is possible, but I will conduct myself properly and keep us on track. Richard and Alice developers Owl Cave Games will be releasing it... read
Zak McKracken

Zak McKracken fan film feels alien in all the right ways


'If you've recently been feeling stupid, trust me, you're not the only one'
Apr 05
In my mind, Zak McKracken is the unsung hero of the classic LucasArt point-and-click line up. If the Monkey Island series is analogous to a crowd-pleaser like Back to the Future, then Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders ... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange Episode 2 trailer shows the difference a day makes


Teen girl superpower adventure returns
Mar 20
The wait is almost over for the release of Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time. With the second episode releasing March 24, the trailer suggests it will finally dig into some of the plot threads hinted at during the first... read
Dropsy

Did a clown who farts in a Porta Potty win PAX East?


Dropsy like it's hot
Mar 15
Last week on Sup Holmes, I ranted to David Fox about how his game Zak McKracken is the greatest point and click adventure about subversion of corporate power structures, empathy,  and opening your eyes to the world... read
Sup Holmes

David Fox on forming LucasArts with George, writing with Douglas Adams and more


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 15
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday's Sup Holmes i... read
Schafer talks Broken Age, crowdfunding, narrative, and butts
Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Tim Schafer, who was in attendance to hand Shadow of Mordor the BAFTA for Best Design, we spent ten minutes discuss... read feature

Let's go on a hugventure
One of the highlights of my time at PAX East was sitting down and chatting with Dropsy’s creator, Jay Tholen. Jay’s a quiet, thoughtful man with what seems to be unlimited creative energy at his disposal. His some... read feature

Tormentum Demo

Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time


Escapes the molten lakes of hell on March 4, Steam demo available now
Feb 25
I've seen a lot of weird shit, but Poland-based OhNoo Studio's macabre point-and-click adventure Tormentum ranks up there with some of the most horrifyingly surreal stuff I've had the pleasure of being exposed to o... read
Shovel Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, Children of Morta
Starr Mazer came out of the gate with an impressive roster of artists working on its soundtrack. Despite having a huge list of talent to pull from, developer Imagos Softworks has added another composer sure to pull on some n... read feature

PROJECT SCISSORS

HOT JAPANESE SCISSORING


Welp
Feb 10
Good lord, that looks horrifying. Nude Maker, um, made some monstrous prop scissors for its live-action NightCry trailer, which you can see The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu using on Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono. Th... read
NightCry

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter


Nude Maker asking for $300,000 to fund enhanced version of NightCry
Jan 26
NightCry (Project Scissors, if you're nasty), has taken to Kickstarter with new ambitions. The point-and-click horror title was originally planned for just Vita and mobile devices, but Nude Maker has now set its sights o... read
Starr Mazer Kickstarter

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter


Starrmazing
Jan 22
A couple days ago Steven told us that Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae would be contributing to Starr Mazer, and that she would not be alone in that endeavor. Indeed, the huge list of composers on the Starr Mazer Kickstarte... read
Starr Mazer
Starr Mazer is a mix of point-and-click adventure game and side-scrolling space shooter, "featuring dynamic story module system for massive replayability, a deep voice-acted story, and beautiful pixe... read feature

The final part of our interview series with Nude Maker
[Art by Mariel "Kinuko" Cartwright] We're closing out our Project Scissors: NightCry pre-release interview series with director Hifume Kono by bringing the focus back on the historic pairing between developer K... read feature

Part two of our three-part interview with Nude Maker
The original Clock Tower was a cult hit when it was first released, and it's managed to stay fresh in the minds of horror game fans ever since. The Jennifer Connelly look-a-like lead; the shocking juxtaposition between quaint... read feature

Part one of a three-part interview with Nude Maker
Earlier this month, our first look at Clock Tower spiritual successor Project Scissors: NightCry arrived in the form of a live-action trailer made by Ju-on and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu. It was p... read feature

Never pay more than 20 bucks for a computer game
Oh no! It's the end of our three part interview with Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of Maniac Mansion and the masterminds behind Thimbleweed Park, a game that has currently raised over $500K on Kickstarter. We di... read feature

Thimbleweed Park

Monkey Island creator on Kentucky Route Zero, designing worlds and not sucking


I’m looking for 30 dead guys and one woman
Dec 15
It's time for part two of our interview series with Gary Winnick and Ron Gilbert, two of the fathers of the Point & Click genre. as we count down to the end of their Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter. Talking to these leg... read
Ron Gilbert adventure

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal


The hamster is safe!
Nov 24
It's happening: the creators of Maniac Mansion are making another 2D point-and-click adventure together. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick launched a Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park just last week and with more than $375,000 rais... read
Shadowgate update

Shadowgate launches 'retro two-pack' update today


Enjoy the original on your fancy machine of the future
Nov 22
Starting today, developer Zojoi and its publisher Reverb Triple XP will be updating the re-imagined point-and-click adventure title Shadowgate to include the 128K Mac and Apple IIGS versions of the game, free of charge.... read
Stasis

Isometric horror game Stasis reminds us it still exists


One year later, and I'm still excited to play this
Nov 12
A year after reaching its Kickstarter goal, I'd nearly forgotten all about Stasis. You remember that one, right? It's a lovely-looking isometric sci-fi/horror point-and-click that drew inspiration from films like Alien ... read
Murder

Intriguing cyberpunk point-and-click title Murder teased


Do androids dream of pixel art?
Oct 27
Peter Moorhead, the designer behind the striking but mostly negatively received pixel art point-and-click adventure game Stranded has released a teaser trailer for his next project, Murder. Moorhead describes the project as ... read
Get to know the people who make great videogames
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes we... read feature

Dropsy

Dropsy delayed until early 2015, hugs his way onto tablets


Look ma, no hands
Oct 23
Ringmaster of the surreal Jay Tholen recently provided an update on Kickstarter with news on his creepy/charming point-and-click adventure game Dropsy. First, it's being ported to mobile platforms -- iPad and Android tablet... read
Outpost 13

Bad dog! Outpost 13 basically lets you play as The Thing


Man's best fiend
Sep 18
This is why you name a dog Fluffy or Fido or Spot. When you go and give it a name like Fenrir, after a mythological wolf monster, it gets taken over by an alien being and wants nothing more than to devour your flesh and bone... read
Paradigm

Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants


Poor mutated Paradigm is looking for love
Sep 04
While adventure games are doing as well as ever, there's still not too many that hark back to the classic era games like Day of the Tentacle. They used to be really weird! Jacob Janerka's Paradigm seems to emulate that style... read
Book of Unwritten Tales

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 hits Steam Early Access today


Here's a video for you, too!
Sep 04
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is hitting Steam Early Access today. The sequel to the 2009 point-and-click adventure game was successfully funded via Kickstarter and looks just as charming as the original. I'm a huge fan of... read
Shadowgate Death trailer

Face your mortality in the latest Shadowgate trailer


The point-and-click puzzler comes to PC on August 21
Aug 14
Playing through the NES port of Shadowgate is one of my fondest memories of gaming during the late eighties. In fact, Shadowgate was my very first exposure to the point-and-click genre. Coming from a family of die-... read
Devolver Digital

So long, RNG: Gods Will Be Watching update adds new difficulty options


There were complaints about the game's randomness
Aug 08
Reading through Alasdair's review of Gods Will Be Watching, I don't know if I could put myself through some of the game's horrors even once, much less multiple times due to failure. Deconstructeam's Mercy update should help. ... read






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