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9:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Gods Will Be Watching stressed me the hell out

I have found myself both playing and looking forward to more and more “point-and-click” games in the past few years than ever before. I didn’t grow up with games like Day of the Tentacle or the Monkey Island...

Patrick Hancock


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6:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Welcome to The Weird Story of Waldermar the Warlock

When a developer emails you and says "Well, yet another Kickstarter," you have to smile. At least Paco at Spanish indie studio enComblot has a sense of humor about the state of crowdfunding. His team is currently working on ...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 04.03.2014

There are eight days left to fund Dead Synchronicity

It was the end of March when I saw Dead Synchronicity on Kickstarter, a great-looking science-fiction adventure game with heavy horror and dystopic themes. I've played the demo which is built on the alpha version of the game...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect is now available for pre-order

The fact that a new Tex Murphy game is just a few weeks away makes me really happy; it might not kick off a rebirth of the full-motion video adventure game genre but darn, it feels good to have Tex back in 2014. If you're ke...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game

I think it's fair to say Kickstarter has given point-'n'-click adventure games a boost, not that the genre really needed it. Dead Synchronicity is a new adventure game from Spanish developer Fictiorama Studios which tells th...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 AM on 02.27.2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 is out on March 4

It feels like it has been way too long since "All That Remains," which was the first episode in Season Two of Telltale's award-winning adventure The Walking Dead series. In reality, it has only been a couple months, and we c...

Darren Nakamura

3:15 PM on 02.26.2014

Gods Will Be Watching coming to Steam, GOG in June

Last year we heard that Devlover Digital would be publishing the tense, point-and-click game Gods Will Be Watching from Spanish developer Deconstructeam. If you've been waiting for the full release then, it's still a few mon...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Zero Escape not profitable in Japan, trilogy end on hold

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' success in the West was enough to birth a sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. That sequel ends on a cliffhanger and it doesn't look like it will be resolved any time soon. Ser...

Steven Hansen



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Review: Broken Age: Act 1
by Caitlin Cooke

The game formerly known as "Double Fine Adventure" has finally made its debut -- or should I say, half-debut. Broken Age: Act 1 is the culmination of almost 100,000 backers, over 3.5 million dollars, and nearly two years of waiting. The project, once asking for a mere $400,000, broke Kickstarter history and subsequently forged high expectations for Tim Schafer and his team.

Broken Age follows the lives of Shay and Vella, two young teenagers yearning to escape from their predestined paths. Although the description sounds coming-of-age generic, the stories and puzzles are anything but. Broken Age follows its point-and-click adventure predecessors while forging its own path -- and what a compelling path it is.

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Review: Gomo
by Alasdair Duncan

Gomo had a bad dream in which his precious pooch Dingo was kidnapped by an evil force. When he wakes up, he finds that his dog has actually been stolen by an advanced alien race who want Gomo to steal a rare crystal from a nearby mine and trade it for his dog's life.

Gomo is a fairly simple, point-'n'-click adventure game that's loaded with quirky charm but the difficulty level is pitched between very easy and mildly challenging. 

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9:00 AM on 12.07.2013

Wil Wheaton joins the cast of Double Fine's Broken Age

The man who has forever cast a dark stigma on my name, Wil Wheaton, has joined the cast of Double Fine's upcoming point-and-click adventure game Broken Age. Picking up the axe as Cutis the Lumberjack, a character brought bac...

Wesley Ruscher





6:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Isometric sci-fi horror game Stasis funded on Kickstarter

With three days remaining in its crowdfunding campaign, Stasis has raised the necessary $100,000 to move forward on Kickstarter. I had completely missed this Windows / Mac project until today, which I feel bad about, now that...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius

I've remarked before about how the adventure game genre didn't necessarily need an injection of life but it's no surprise that Kickstarter definitely attracted big names to return to the genre. Moebius is the return to the a...

Alasdair Duncan



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Review: The Shivah - Kosher Edition
by Alasdair Duncan

Whilst Kickstarter has been abuzz in the last year or so seemingly reviving the point-'n-click adventure genre, Wadjet Eye Games has been quietly and successfully putting out quality adventure games for a number of years now as a publisher and developer. Gemini Rue, Resonance, Primordia, and the Blackwell franchise are its most well-known titles but the studio kicked things off in 2006 with The Shivah.

Now seven years later, the game has been re-released with updated graphics and new music; it's definitely interesting to go back and see the company's first game but is The Shivah: Kosher Edition worth playing in 2013?

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4:30 PM on 11.18.2013

Wadjet Eye's debut The Shivah get's a re-release

Despite enjoying the recent Wadjet Eye Games adventure titles, like Gemeni Rue and Resonance, I didn't know anything about the studio's first game The Shivah until now. First released in 2006, the game is being remastered an...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Shadowgate appears on Steam Greenlight

It looks like Zojoi's upcoming Shadowgate reimagining is shaping up to be something real special. It's not every day you see a true point-and-click adventure, and certainly not one that looks as pretty as this. At the helm o...

Audun Sorlie