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8:00 PM on 06.25.2013

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

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...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 06.24.2013

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

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...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 AM on 06.23.2013

Armikrog officially announced for Wii U

Armikrog, touted as the "spiritual successor" to the classic claymation adventure The Neverhood, has announced its first Kickstarter stretch goal that, if reached, will bring the game to the Wii U eShop. For those who've alre...

Wesley Ruscher



Review: Kentucky Route Zero Episode 2 photo
Review: Kentucky Route Zero Episode 2
by Patrick Hancock

[This review contains some minor spoilers from earlier episodes.]

The first episode of Kentucky Route Zero absolutely blew me away. Beautiful art mixed with the "I'm not really sure what's happening" atmosphere made for an unforgettable experience. The first episode was short, only worsened by the fact that it raised approximately one kajillion questions and answered none of them.

Episode 2 isn't looking to answer any questions either, but instead ramps up the weirdness to new levels. With that weirdness, however, comes an exciting sense of wonder as new spectacles -- the likes of which I didn't know were even possible in-engine -- unfold on the computer screen.

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3:00 PM on 06.02.2013

Kentucky Route Zero Episode 2 is out now

The surreal point-and-click adventure Kentucky Route Zero has finally released its second episode, after a few delays. Originally it was set to release in April, but then it was pushed back into May. It technically ...

Patrick Hancock



Review: The Night of the Rabbit photo
Review: The Night of the Rabbit
by Fraser Brown

I hated and loved in equal measure the end of the summer holidays as a child. My impending return to gloomy classrooms, smudged jotters, and uncomfortable uniforms only made me take advantage of my final days of freedom all the more. I lamented the moments of my holiday that I'd wasted, while I tried to come up with new and exciting things to do before school began again.

As I grew older, drinking and being a layabout would overtake the fun shenanigans of my younger years, and of course, now the concept of a summer holiday is laughable. There's no such thing as that much free time anymore. Piffle.

But thanks to Daedalic's point-and-click adventure The Night of the Rabbit, I've been able to reclaim some of the whimsy and excitement of that bygone time. I've also called a rabbit a bastard, hurt my foot when I kicked a wall, and rage quit at least ten times.  

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7:00 AM on 05.29.2013

Behold Armikrog, the spiritual sequel to The Neverhood

The Neverhood was one of the more unfortunate commercial failures of the point-and-click era. It was a one-of-a-kind (two-of-a-kind if you include its PS1 platformer sequel) claymation adventure from the mind of Doug TenNape...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 04.29.2013

AR-K Kickstarter recruits comics writer Greg Rucka

AR-K is a episodic point-and-click adventure game being developed by Spanish studio Gato Salvaje. The first is available to try for free, while episode two already written. The studio is turning to Kickstarter for help w...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 03.28.2013

Kentucky Route Zero's future episodes dated

If I'm being honest, I want the Kentucky Route Zero developers, Cardboard Computer, to take as much time as they need perfecting each and every episode of the game. But if I'm being serious, I want them all right fr...

Patrick Hancock

11:15 AM on 03.28.2013

Broken Age: Double Fine Adventure gets teaser trailer

Remember when Double Fine asked for some money ($400k) on Kickstarter to make an old-school, point and click adventure game and the gaming collective at large responded with $3.3 million in funding money thereby monumentally...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Mage's Initiation has a demo and you should play it

Mage's Initiation is an old-school, Sierra-inspired role-playing game that is being funded on Kickstarter, and now it has a free demo that anyone can play. The Kickstarter has reached its initial goal of $65,000, and now it ...

Joshua Derocher

5:00 PM on 02.24.2013

Kentucky Route Zero is now on Steam

Kentucky Route Zero, an intriguing and super weird adventure game, has made its way to Steam, courtesy of Greenlight. Though I don't normally enjoy point-and-click adventure games, Kentucky Route Zero blew me away w...

Patrick Hancock



Kentucky Route Zero devs release free game photo
Kentucky Route Zero devs release free game
by Patrick Hancock

Chances are, if you played the first act of Kentucky Route Zero, you're anxiously awaiting the second. Well, Cardboard Computer has released something that isn't quite the second act, but it does take place in the same world and may or may not be important.

Titled Limits & Demonstrations, this free, short adventure into the universe that Kentucky Route Zero established explores the art of the fictional Lula Chamberlain. These are pieces are fittingly bizarre, seemingly made of relics of days gone by. Will Lula tie into the core episodes? Will any of this ever be mentioned? Only time will tell.

It's something to think about while we wait for the second episode of Kentucky Route Zero. It's also a decent introduction to the style of the game for those who have not played it yet.

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Review: Kentucky Route Zero photo
Review: Kentucky Route Zero
by Patrick Hancock

If I described Kentucky Route Zero as an episodic point-and-click, I'd be selling it short. Sure, it's episodic -- and, yeah, you move your mouse to point and click, but this game is something else. Something bigger. Something better.

Kentucky Route Zero is story-driven, filled with intrigue and atmosphere. It also manages to pique my interest in its world and universe more than Telltale's The Walking Dead ever did.

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2:30 PM on 01.08.2013

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows heading to PSP next week

Corpse Party is one of the most disturbing horror games I've ever experienced. Starting out on something of a cheerful note, the game allows players time to form bonds with its affable cast of characters. That is, before...

Kyle MacGregor







Amazon: Buy a PS Vita and get Zero Escape for free photo
Amazon: Buy a PS Vita and get Zero Escape for free
by Dale North

A bundle over at amazon has you getting a free copy of visual novel/puzzler Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward with the purchase of a PlayStation Vita.

You'll have to buy one of the bundles listed here to get the game for free. When you add both the system and the game to your cart, the game will be knocked to $0 automatically. If you're interested, you have until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on December 15, 2012 to buy.

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