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An FMV Christmas 2012: Season’s Greetings


Chances are you've made plenty of Christmas wish lists that included the names Double Fine, Jane Jensen, Tex Murphy, Amanita Design, Jonathan Boakes, Revolution, and more. But that was for their games. Wouldn't it be cool if this Christmas, you could hear directly from all your favourite developers and adventure personalities themselves?

We think so! 

Continuing a fine tradition begun by our German colleagues at Adventure-Treff in years' past, Adventure Gamers is pleased to present you with a collection of holiday greetings from many familiar names and faces from adventure games past, present, and future. So don't be a Scrooge! Sit back, click, and enjoy.

And if that's not enough holiday cheer to tide you over, be sure to check out Adventure Gamers' own free Christmas Quest adventure trilogy! 

Christmas Quest: The Best Adventure Game Ever!

Christmas Quest 2: The Yuletide Flows In

Christmas Quest 3: Santa's Little Help Desk

Who says nobody ever gets you what you REALLY want? 

Video Table of Contents

0:05 – Tim Schafer, Double Fine Productions (Double Fine Adventure)

0:25 – Rem Michalski, Harvester Games (The Cat Lady)

0:45 – Her Interactive (Nancy Drew series)

0:50 – Kan Gao, Freebird Games (To the Moon)

1:37 – César Bittar, Phoenix Online Studio (Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller)

3:43 – Matt Clark, Shadow Tor Studios (Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw)

4:36 – Michael Holzapfel and Oliver Specht, Tinnitus Games (Reperfection)

5:02 – Josh Mandel (Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold)

6:34 – Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry)

6:55 – Heads of Javier and Carlos Cabrera (CYPHER: Cyberpunk Text Adventure)

9:27 – Jonathan Boakes, Darkling Room (The Last Crown: Haunting of Hallowed Isle)

10:58 – Bill Tiller (A Vampyre Story, Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island)

12:20 – Lorelei Shannon (Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh)

13:04 – Deck13 (Haunted)

13:17 – Ragnar Tørnquist, Red Thread Games (Dreamfall Chapters)

14:40 – Tex Murphy, Big Finish Games (Project Fedora)

15:38 – Adrian Carr, Big Finish Games (Project Fedora)

16:39 – Gabriele Papalini, Mad Orange (Face Noir)

19:36 – Berian Williams, Rebecca McCarthy, Mark Lovegrove (Adventure X)

20:05 – Dean Erickson (Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within)

20:16 – Theodor Waern, Mathias Johansson and Henrik Englund, Skygoblin (The Journey Down)

22:42 – Agustín Cordes, Senscape (Asylum)

24:41 – Pendulo Studios (Yesterday, Hollywood Monsters)

25:29 – Dave Gilbert, Wadjet Eye Games (Gemini Rue, Primordia, Blackwell series)

26:10 – Vince Twelve, xii games (Resonance)

27:37 – NOT Steve Ince (Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle, Caroline's Secret)

28:19 – Charles Cecil, Revolution (Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse)

30:05 – Rob Landeros, Trilobyte Games (The 7th Guest, Tender Loving Care)

33:10 – Marco Rosenberg, KING Art (The Critter Chronicles, The Raven)

33:49 – Lori and Corey Cole (Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption)

35:11 – Jane Jensen, Pinkerton Road Studios (Moebius, Mystery Game X)

36:04 – Raleigh Holmes (Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller)

36:22 – Steve and Jessica Hoogendyk, Geeta Games (Lilly Looking Through)

37:14 – Dave Grossman, Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, Fables)

39:27 – Amanita Design (Botanicula)


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Community Comments

Fantastic video guys. Put a big smile on my face to see all the people behind all those great games.
Dec 28, 2012
Great video. Good job AG!
Dec 26, 2012
Merry Xmas to the community of Adventure gamers and congratulations for this idea. I loved it! And It was a really pleasure to partecipate! Anyway , Tim, Ron, Charles, Jane, Ragnar, Benoît and the all others we love you, also if you have reduced us in this condition. Gabriele Papalini (Mad Orange) P.S. This message has been translated with google translate, therefore if it seems translated by six drunken monkeys is normal.
Dec 25, 2012
Loved the video, one of the best christmas presents this year :) Vince Twelve made a very good impression of himself, he's clearly a very funny guy (don't go all Joe Pesci on me*). How about you doing a pure comedy adventure, Vince? Something tells me you'd be quite good at it :) My favourites (besides Mr. Twelve) would be Josh Mandel, Bill Tiller (I hope that embarrassing act was supposed to be embarrassing :P ) and Tim Schafer, of course. Merry Christmas everyone, and I wish you all many great adventures in the year to come! *Goodfellas reference^^
Dec 25, 2012
Wonderful! My favorite wishes come from Jonathan Boakes, Josh Mandel, the Hoogendyk family at Geeta Games, Vince 12, Amanita. And last but not least: Agustin Cordes with the ultra rare SUSPENDED mask. Yes! I'm one of the hundreds of collectors screaming in terror!
Dec 25, 2012
Man, you gotta love the Hoogendyk's. Their video gave me a massive smile. :) Also loved Vince Twelve's and Josh Mandel's videos ("What? This ISN'T another kickstarter video? Thank god for that!") Gabriele Papalini and Rob Landeros also made me laugh. That was a pretty spectacular end to Adventure Gamers for 2012! Been an astonishing year for adventure gaming. Hopefully it carries on for awhile. Happy Holidays!
Dec 25, 2012
Was great seeing my friends Matt and Johnathan in this message to everyone : )
Dec 25, 2012
What a brilliant video. Merry Christmas to all staff and readers of Adventure Gamers! I hope you all have a good time. Let's think about the people who don't have it as good as we do too. Since the world is still turning as normal after last Friday, let's all make it a better place from now on.
Dec 24, 2012
Thank you I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this.... Merry Christmas
Dec 24, 2012
Wow, this was absolutely FABULOUS! I mean, Jane Jensen AND Gabriel Knight in a Christmas video? Whoa, that's beyond epic. Honestly, for me, so many of these names and games are legend, and to see them don the Santa hat and really get into the spirit of the season just had me smiling this huge smile the entire 41:30 minutes. I love the effort everyone has put into making their wishes creative (I LOVED Gabriele Papalini and Jonathan Boakes - two very different styles but so well done!) and it's also great to see the families of the people spreading the Papalini Disease further, like Theodor, Steve and Jessica, Vince, Lorelei... I also loved Amanita, having reviewed Botanicula, it was an extra-special moment for me. And yeah, the Rob Landeros questionnaire was hysterical. Well, I could go on and on about this, but the point is: I'm extremely proud to be a part of the AG Team. It's such an honour to be associated with such a respected portal and a team that does such outstanding work simply for the love of the game. It's also very rewarding to be able to contribute positively to an industry that has given me so much enjoyment since I was a child. Congrats to Ingmar and Nathaniel for a super job on this video, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to wish us this holiday season - it's a really special video for gamers like me. To everyone at AG and our readers, thank you for your support, it's made my two years here an absolute delight. And of course, special thanks for Jack, who is one of the greatest professionals and nicest human beings I've never met :) Thank you for the hours and hours you spend on my reviews, for your endless patience, for always being a positive influence, and for the tireless work you put in to ensure that AG stays on top of the world. Wish all of you a merry festive season and a happy new year! If this video is an indication, 2013 is going to be AWESOME :)
Dec 24, 2012
Wow, what a great way to wrap this exciting year. It's bittersweet to see all the rock stars in the genre reunited with the community of fans and getting the warm welcome they deserve along with the new generation of designers who they inspired. More importantly, it's the year of the kickout of the middle man who kept the voice of the adventure fans on mute for so many years. Oh, what a loud and sweet voice it is - nothing short of magic. Proud to be part of it! Thank you all who made this jolly video, in-front and behind the scenes. Merry Chrismas, everyone!
Dec 24, 2012
Great, Superb and an unmatched effort , AG Proves that its the Greatest Venue for Adventure Gamers all Around the world.
Dec 24, 2012
My kid's so cute, he can steal the show without even being on screen! Cheers, fov! Happy Holidays Adventure Gamers! Thanks for including me in this, sorry I waited until the day after the deadline to start putting my video together! :P
Dec 24, 2012
Haha, Vince Twelve's kid laughing off screen is my favorite part. :)
Dec 24, 2012
This, I did not expect. Only a bit of awesome in addition to the rest of the day. :D Thanks! Merry Chrismas and Happy Holidays to all AGers!
Dec 24, 2012
Wow.. somebody has worked hard putting all that together! Good work - I loved it. Merry Christmas one and all! Bring on 2013!!!
Dec 24, 2012
Merry Christmas to all Adventure Gamers
Dec 24, 2012
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