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Subject 13 review

Review: Subject 13

Point-and-click puzzle adventures set in an abandoned world were always my favorite games to play growing up. There’s something exciting about uncovering the story of a desolate world via solving puzzles -- games like The Neverhood, 7...   read

 
 
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Review: The Detail (Episodes 1 & 2)

As someone who loves the detective genre in both novels and film, I’m always disappointed by the way they translate to video games. A lot of it boils down to gimmick first, mystery second; where you’re usually a ghost, someone w...   read

 
 
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Blade Runner up
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Technobabylon is a techno babblin' cyberpunk adventure

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 Charlie Regis and...   read

 
 
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Broken Age 2 review

Review: Broken Age: Act 2

[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 Age has finally a...   read

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

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 totally forgot ...   read

 
 
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Charnel House

The Charnel House Trilogy pulling in to the station April 16

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 its 3-in-1 collec...   read

 
 
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Zak McKracken
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Zak McKracken fan film feels alien in all the right ways

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 is the equivale...   read

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

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 episode. Does ...   read

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

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 around you eve...   read

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

[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 is required list...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer interview

Tim Schafer open to revisiting Psychonauts

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 discussing everything ...   read

 
 
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Dropsy preview

Dropsy challenges perceptions of beauty, proves that love really can conquer all

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 sometimes offbeat, ...   read

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

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 on the PC. In ju...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer
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Starr Mazer adds Transformers composer Vince DiCola, high profile crossovers

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 nostalgia string...   read

 
 
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PROJECT SCISSORS

HOT JAPANESE SCISSORING

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. There are two pai...   read

 
 
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NightCry

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter

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 on bringing the ...   read

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

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 Kickstarter includes...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer
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Mega Man composer working on a point-and-click space shooter

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 pixel art." It took...   read

 
 
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Project Scissors

Project Scissors dev: 'Working with a renowned film director could easily become a nightmare'

[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 Kono-san (Clock ...   read

 
 
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Project Scissors

You play as a woman in Project Scissors because 'who wants to hear the screams of a grown man?'

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 dot art and ho...   read

 
 
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NightCry

The Grudge director is working on Project Scissors 'for free'

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 promising little...   read

 
 
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Thimbleweed Park

A game like X-Files and True Detective? Just don't go Normcore

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 didn't learn that...   read

 
 
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Thimbleweed Park

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

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 legendary creators...   read

 
 
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Ron Gilbert adventure

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal

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 raised, they've rea...   read

 
 
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Shadowgate update
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Shadowgate launches 'retro two-pack' update today

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. If that's not ...   read

 
 


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