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Puzzles editorial Article

If Not Puzzles… What?

Riddle me this: Are puzzles really important to adventures, or are they holding back the genre like an obstacle blocking forward progress?

Read more Feb 14, 2013
Puzzling misadventures #5 Article

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 5 - Unmechanical, Snapshot

Outside the confines of traditional genre borders, two little bots braved the platforming world in search of challenging puzzles.

Read more Nov 23, 2012
Primordia preview Article

Primordia - Wormwood Studios interview

After wading into the desolate robotic wastelands of Primorida for an early look, we caught up with its indie creators to learn more.

Read interview Nov 13, 2012
Last Express contest Article

The Last Express iOS giveaway contest

Jordan Mechner's great train classic has just arrived at the App Store station, and we've got boarding passes for three lucky passengers.

Read contest Oct 17, 2012
Speaking Out for Change: The Evolution of the “Talkie” Article

Speaking Out for Change: The Next Evolution of the “Talkie”

Adventures have long been speaking to us, but it's time they finally let players talk back.

Read more Sep 21, 2012
Day One Article

Day One - Pendulo Studios interview

With the days counting down on Pendulo's crowdfunding campaign, we nabbed art director Rafael Latiegui to discuss issues of life and death.

Read interview Aug 15, 2012
Secret Files 3 interview box art Article

Secret Files 3 - Steffen Schamberger and Marco Zeugner interview

The Producer and Project Leader served as informants into the classifed details of the latest secret file.

Read interview Aug 10, 2012
Rabbit’s Apprentice Article

The Night of the Rabbit - Daedalic’s Matt Kempke interview

We pulled an extensive interview our of our hat with the man behind Daedalic's latest magical fantasy adventure.

Read interview Aug 6, 2012
Richard & Alice Article

Richard & Alice archived preview

We caught our first look at Richard & Alice, then interviewed Lewis & Ashton, the co-creators of this promising post-apocalyptic indie adventure.

Negative Psychology of No Article

The Negative Psychology of No

With the genre's popularity shrinking over the years, it's time adventures stopped purposely turning people away.

Read more Jul 20, 2012
Kickstarter editorial Article

Kickstarter Adventure: Gearing into Overdrive, Threatening to Stall

The crowd-sourcing phenomenon may be a dream come true, but it comes with a pinch of caution.

Read more Jun 22, 2012
Tex Murphy: Project Fedora Article

Tex Murphy Dons Fedora Once Again interview

With a brand new Tex Murphy adventure now a distinct possibility, we grabbed Chris Jones and Aaron Conners to find out what they've been keeping under their hats.

Read interview May 25, 2012
Jane Jensen Pinkerton Road Article

Jane Jensen: Back Home on Pinkerton Road interview

We went farming for some insight from the master storyteller herself, and harvested a cornucopia of answers, anecdotes, and never-before-seen materials past and present.

Read interview May 5, 2012
Journey Down hands-on Article

The Journey Down - Theo Waern interview

An early preview showed everything's looking up for this delightful African-tinged adventure, and we unmasked the game's creator for a behind-the-scenes interview.

Read interview May 3, 2012
Haunted hands-on Article

Haunted hands-on archived preview

The once-thought-dead supernatural adventure from Deck13 is no apparition, as an early playthrough offered a spirited comic romp.


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