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Old 02-06-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Let's list free fan remakes worth checking out

the keywords are "worth checking out"

Quest For Glory II, King's Quest I, King's Quest II
King's Quest III
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and let's include games that aren't necessarily remakes but add-ons to a series
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
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if you want to link to current games in progress feel free
Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space - waiting for english version

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The current games in progress list is depressing, because it's been the same titles for years
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I'm not sure if there's a point in listing all "add-ons" - there are literally hundreds of them.

As for remakes, I remember there was one released for Maniac Mansion in 2008 (and 2 more MM remakes are in the works - one in 3D, the other with DOTT style graphics).
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The KQ3 remake is really quite good.
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I'm not sure if there's a point in listing all "add-ons" - there are literally hundreds of them.
Really?

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the keywords are "worth checking out"
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Really?
I agree that most the add-ons aren't worth checking out
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Really?
the Maniac Mansion Mania series
dozens of Monkey Islands (and Herman Toothrot spin-offs)
dozens of Indiana Joneses
dozens of Zak McCrackens
dozens of Space Quests

There are even some cross-overs if I remember correctly.
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Would you say that the games I mentioned in the original post are the biggest productions and most well known freeware remakes (or add-ons) of adventure games?

If there is any other specific games (in progress or not) that you feel are worth checking out - feel free to link them. Ascovel, you seem to think that there are some worth checking out? Please link your favorite!

Meanwhile I'm still waiting for the English voice packs for Zak McKracken - Between Time and Space (fixed link) and Broken Sword 2.5
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I usually don't play neither remakes nor fan sequels, but I would recommend the recent point & click remake to The Htichhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. http://h2g2remake.wordpress.com/

It's special in the sense that the original was a (very abstract) text game, so the creator of the remake had to interpret everything, come up with a fitting soundtrack and visual style etc. Also, to deal with puzzles so that they would work with a very different interface.
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That was the first adventure game I ever saw. My dad had it on our Apple II and I was pretty young at the time. I could never get past the bulldozer. (I've since then looked at how to do it via internets a couple years back)
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One remake I have been waiting for quite awhile and seems near completion is King's Quest IV: Perils of Rosela.

Magic Mirror Games is behind this,

http://www.mmgames.org/KQ4/
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*gasp* A KQ3 remake?! I did not know! Downloading now (so happy)
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Yeah, the KQ3 remake is really cool. Thanks for the link on the hitchhikers guide, that will be fun.
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status updates:

King's Quest IV - seems far off
Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth - they updated the demo for New Years
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - probably gonna drop dead
Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space - english version still waiting
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars - probably will never get english version

anyone else have anything they want to add to this thread?
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Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars - probably will never get english version
Actually it got an English version back in October as mentioned in the Following Freeware article for that month.
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thanks for that tidbit!
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I would like to take this moment to remind people of the fanmade LOOM sequel FORGE, by our team at Quill o' the Wisp.

Forge Website:
http://forge.freeiz.com/

I had a topic ages ago, I think it got eaten by the board.
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The topic will still be there somewhere. If you can't find it, then it's probably because the default search only looks back a limited amount of time.

Still a good-looking project and I'm glad to hear it is still alive.
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