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Ouch

This Gods Will Be Watching trailer made me wince


Not your average point-and-click
Jul 02
I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that we're not going to feel good about ourselves after playing Deconstructeam's point-and-click thriller Gods Will Be Watching. The game is out July 24 for Windows, Mac, and Linux on S... read
The Golden Wake

It's back to the 1920s in The Golden Wake


Wadjet Eye is publishing this point-and-click adventure game.
Jun 26
The 1920s is another one of those time periods, rich in history but still passed over as a setting for videogames. The Golden Wake is a new point-'n'-click adventure game from genre specialist Wadjet Eye set in Miami that sp... read
Tormentum

Tormentum sure looks like a messed up adventure game


Well, that's me not sleeping easy tonight...
Jun 18
It seems that both horror and adventure games are in rude health in 2014, so it's no surprise to see a game combine the two. The trailer above is for Tormentum, a new indie point-and-click game from developer OhNoo that has ... read
Broken Age

You can play Broken Age now on your iPad


Now's the best time to check it out
Jun 12
Double Fine's latest adventure game Broken Age has made its way to the iPad, and it's just as gorgeous as a mobile game as it was upon its original release. It's split up into two releases, and right now, you can catch Broke... read
No Wave

No Wave is a point-and-click game set in NY's music scene


Sonic Youth and Swans on the soundtrack? Win!
May 14
Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave... read
Max interviews the creator of this dark future
Max sat down with Sam Farmer, the creator of Last Life. Being developed in association with Double Fine, Last Life is a point-and-click adventure game set in a cyber-noir future, where death doesn't always mean the end. Check out the Kickstarter for this game here. read feature

Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III is out now


Tricksy stealth releases
May 06
We've had to wait a little while, but Kentucky Route Zero: Act III is finally available for download. It's been close to a year since the second part of the five act story launched, notwithstanding the release of the muc... read
Kickstarter

I hope The Eldritch Cases: Dagon is Lovecraft done right


Innsmouth, Dr. Herbet West, Dagon... all the ingredients are there
Apr 25
It's been quite a while since a game did the Cthulhu mythos, created by HP Lovecraft, really well. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was an inspired but uneven game and that came out in 2005. The Eldritch Cases: Dag... read
The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is finally headed to PlayStation 4


I'm not really surprised, but good news!
Apr 22
It's been some time since The Walking Dead shambled into our hearts, but there's still reason to revisit Telltale's zombie opus, especially since it looks as though the Game of the Year Edition is coming for PlayStation 4 own... read
Inspire Me

Rewrite history in the point-and-click game Inspire Me


Beethoven didn't come up with those tunes himself, y'know?!?
Apr 22
When will kids learn -- you just don't mess around with time machines. Honestly, it's like the kids of 2040 have never seen Back to the Future. At least, young Kelvin, the main character in Inspire Me, clearly hasn't: he's b... read
I thought I was a nice person...
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... read feature

Kickstarter

Welcome to The Weird Story of Waldermar the Warlock


Ah alliteration, a headline writer's best friend
Apr 14
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 ... read
Dead Synchronicity

There are eight days left to fund Dead Synchronicity


Here's a new teaser trailer to whet the appetite
Apr 03
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... read
Tex Murphy

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


Celebrate by watching poor old Tex get beaten up
Apr 03
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... read
Dead Synchronicity

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game


Spanish developer Fictiorama is doing well in its Kickstarter campaign
Mar 25
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... read
The Walking Dead

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


'A House Divided' out next Tuesday for PC, Mac, and PS3, later for other platforms
Feb 27
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... read
Gods Will Be Watching

Gods Will Be Watching coming to Steam, GOG in June


I hope none are watching me in the bathroom
Feb 26
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... read
Zero Escape woes

Zero Escape not profitable in Japan, trilogy end on hold


No reward for the virtuous
Feb 13
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... read
Point-and-click heaven
[Disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] 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 culmina... read feature

This charming but simple adventure game hits the mark
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 ne... read feature

Broken Age

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


Meet Curtis the Lumberjack
Dec 07
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... read
Kickstarter

Isometric sci-fi horror game Stasis funded on Kickstarter


Targeting a late 2014 release
Dec 03
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... read
Moebius

Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius


This adventure game is coming from veteran designer Jane Jensen
Nov 26
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... read
Remastered adventure game is short but worth your time
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 ... read feature

Wadjet Eye

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


Shivah: Kosher Edition will be released on November 21
Nov 18
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... read
Greenlight

Shadowgate appears on Steam Greenlight


The rebirth of a classic adventure is near
Nov 14
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... read
Pendleton Ward Broken Age

Pendleton Ward joins the voice cast of Broken Age


Plays the part of 'the lovable Gus'
Nov 04
Hot off the heels of Day of the Devs, a video was posted on Double Fine's YouTube account today announcing -- and showing proof! -- that Pendleton Ward (best known as the creator of Adventure Time) will be lending his v... read
Kentucky Route Zero sale

Steam who? Kentucky Route Zero half off for 48 hours


Starting....ALREADY!
Jul 23
Kentucky Route Zero was an option during one of the Summer Steam Sale's "Community Choice" sales, but did you guys choose it? NO! Everyone picked freaking Dragon's Lair. Seriously? Dragon's Lair. What the heck, everyone ... read
Armikrog

Armikrog funded, Wii U stretch goal achieved


Kickstarter raises over $300,000 in final four days
Jun 27
With four days to go, and a little more than $250,000 needed to reach $900,000, it wasn't looking too favorable for the Armikrog Kickstarter to reach its funding goal. On top of that, announcing a stretch goal of $950,000 for... read
Memoria trailer

Trailer for mythic adventure game Memoria looks gorgeous


Memoria mia
Jun 26
Memoria looks beautiful so it makes sense it comes from Daedalic Entertainment. Its recently released point-click adventure The Night of the Rabbit was absolutely beautiful and, according to our resident adventure game afici... read
Beards

The Beard in the Mirror is a classic point-and-click game


And that's another title for my autobiography gone
Jun 25
If you mention facial hair as part of your game title, then you've got my interest. If it is an old-school point-and-click adventure game, then it's definitely up my alley. The Beard in the Mirror from Paul and Lizo Fra... read
Kickstarter

St. Christopher's is in lockdown in a new adventure game


Kickstarter campaign for an adventure game set in a UK private school
Jun 24
If you're going to attract people to backing your Kickstarter for an adventure game, then promising "no meaningless fetch quests, no mazes and no pixel hunts" is a good way to do it. The St. Christopher's School Lockdow... read






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