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Old 05-01-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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What games made in Adventure Game Studio are your favorites? I'll start with two of mine:

Cirque De Zale



Based on this one, i wish author Rebecca Clements would be more involved into making adventure games. I like the sharp humor, which indeed pays homage to Monkey Island or Simon the Sorcerer but manages to stand on its own as well, and is better than in many, many commercial games.


Permanent Daylight



This one is more in the line of Maniac Mansion and such - evil scientist, saving the world... It's a simple little game but i really liked the atmosphere of it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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In my case it's definitely the Blackwell games. Really loved them and Convergence was also great to show how cool AGS can be from a visual standpoint.

Also have a soft spot for Downfall. Extremely atmospherical and very immersive.

And even if I haven't played it yet I have the feeling I can add Gemini Rue (which seems to be a great game) to my list once I played it.
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Too many to choose.

Any you find in the Following Freeware articles definitely have something going for them. There are a lot of talented people out there making good use of AGS.
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Among the freeware AGS games:

Nelly Cootalot



Infinity String




The Winter Rose



A Second Face



Shifter's Box



Ben There, Dan That



the Technobabylon series




Anna



Automation



And among the commercial ones:

Blackwell series, TGP, Gemini Rue and Downfall.
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Any you find in the Following Freeware articles definitely have something going for them.
Yes, absolutely nice work on those articles, AGS (and other underground) authors deserve all the attention. Since the boom of independent gaming it's been the most constant source of adventure games.


Infinity String looks interesting, quite a "retro" charm to it.
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Emily Enough: Imprisoned. Emily is...um...different.
Ben Jordan #7: The Cardinal Sins. I've been waiting for #8 for a while and I've learned not to hold my breath.
Bog's Adventures in the Underworld.
And quite a few more to tell the truth.
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It would probably bee the free games, such as "Nanobots", "Emily Enough", and "The White Chamber" for me.
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This Maggies winner from last year was pretty good.

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I always liked Knightsquire




http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/knightsquire/full-game/11835.html
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Thanks for posting the link, Speedbo. I remember thinking Knightsquire was a hoot. It will be fun to play it again.
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This Maggies winner from last year was pretty good.
Very nice of you to mention that one.

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Ben Jordan #7: The Cardinal Sins. I've been waiting for #8 for a while and I've learned not to hold my breath.
You can start holding your breath - it's in the final stages:
http://www.bigbluecup.com/yabb/index.php?topic=43388.0

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It would probably bee the free games, such as "Nanobots", "Emily Enough", "Mental Repairs Inc", and "The White Chamber" for me.
Mental Repairs Inc. is not and AGS game, but its creator made an excellent AGS title as well - Murder in a Wheel. It's an Agatha Christie like mystery set in a wealthy mansion, where the murder victim is... a hamster. Highly recommended:



And I completely forgot to mention the great The Journey Down which is now being remade as a commercial game, as well as Nanobots and Puzzle Bots.
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Very nice of you to mention that one.
Were you something to do with that? I'd never have guessed (apart from your avatar appearing in the screenshot)
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You can start holding your breath - it's in the final stages:
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Release Date?
October - December 2011
Are you sure now is a good time to start holding your breath?

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Murder in a Wheel. It's an Agatha Christie like mystery set in a wealthy mansion, where the murder victim is... a hamster. Highly recommended:
I'll second that. It manages to cram a lot of unexpected twists into the plot over a very short period of time. Very Lucasarts feel to the proceedings if that makes a difference to anyone.
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A Tale of Two Kingdoms, hands down. It is such a complex and, at the same time, such an old-school adventure game that I still can't believe how much effort was put into it. It topped many Sierra games for me.

I love the Chzo Mythos series by Yahtzee, especially 5 Days a Stranger and Trilby's Notes. Better than Downfall (too much gore for my taste), which is still a nice one-man production.

And King's Quest 2 VGA. I still consider it the best thing the talented AGDI team came up with. Probably the second best King's Quest game ever made.

There were many other decent AGS games, like Blackwell series, The Winter Rose, The Apprentce and the crazy Ben There, Dan That dilogies. So many talented people out there.
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Thanks for posting the link, Speedbo. I remember thinking Knightsquire was a hoot. It will be fun to play it again.
I had to search high and low last year to find it again, great game.
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My favourite AGS game to date has to be Gemini Rue



There's too many to mention though.
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Were you something to do with that? I'd never have guessed (apart from your avatar appearing in the screenshot)
Hehehe, he and Alex vand der Wijst were the ones who made it . It's a small world, no?
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Further to others mentioned above, I have to mention the Barn Runner series of games. http://www.barnrunner.com/games.html or http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?...rm=barn+runner on the AGS website.

Honestly some of the funniest games I have ever played (freeware or commercial), very well written, brilliant characters and game world and an interesting and really funny story.

The game also has different paths, with some decisions taken even affecting later games in the series.

Presently 5 games in to the series (together with some "spin off" "arcade" style games which aren't necessary for the main story but are fun in any case).

If you haven't played them then you need to do so. Now.
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Favorite ags game is "Prodigal" and I did beta beta testing and I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I't a freeware!

Prodigal

That game got rewarded as best story game few years ago (read interview)
http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=21&PID=201

The developper is doing a commercial one as sequel.
Be free to play first one and if you want help out with sequel by all means contact the developper! He'll appreciate that!
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Favorite ags game is "Prodigal" and I did beta beta testing and I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I't a freeware!

Prodigal

That game got rewarded as best story game few years ago (read interview)
http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=21&PID=201
Still have to play that one. It was recommended to me many times.
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Sorry, for the double post, but I just remembered...

When in desperate need for disturbing chillers, you can't go wrong with Merry Christmas, Alfred Robbins:



Very underrated in the AGS database IMO. Just looking at that image again makes me shiver.
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