Latest Adventure Games News

February 2009
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Feb

Memories of the Past to includes update of original episodes and new comic mode

After a rather inauspicious debut last year, Jake Hunter will soon be returning for three all-new cases in Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past.

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Feb

Comic adventure now available for download, shipping in the UK

It's been a busy time for Ceville, the diminutive tyrant of the self-titled comic adventure, and his hectic schedule has now been capped off by the game's release from Kalypso Media.

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Feb

Publishing rights revert to independent Welsh developer

It's never a good sign when a shining beacon ceases to function, but disaster was averted for Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches when the publishing rights to the supernatural horror reverted back to the developers from its European publisher, Lighthouse Interactive.

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Feb

Latest Frogwares mystery to be released this April

Two of England's most famous (or perhaps infamous) figures will soon be squaring off in North America, as The Adventure Company announced today that Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper will be releasing to stores this April.

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Feb

Retitled episodic seasons to release on Xbox Live Arcade

Whew! It's getting tiring chasing Sam & Max around all the videogame consoles. No sooner do we put the Season One Wii port through its paces than Telltale announces that both seasons of the Freelance Police's episodic adventures will be releasing in future on Xbox Live Arcade.

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Feb

Independent fantasy adventure targets third-quarter release

Proving once again just how global the genre can be, today’s news comes from Malaysia, where the independent E-One Studio has offered up the first details about its upcoming third-person adventure, Hidden Dawn.

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Feb

Comic-based stealth adventure to release on multiple platforms

Like its covert protagonist, Diabolik: The Original Sin hasn't been seen or heard from in many months, with no new word or sign of its once-impending release. Now, however, Black Bean has revealed that the game will be launched on multiple platforms this April.

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Feb

Playable sampler precedes imminent UK release of fantasy adventure

With the UK release of Ceville close at hand, Kalypso Media has now released a small demo for the fantasy adventure.

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Feb

New video offers first glimpse of real-time 3D characters and environments

The first few trailers for Still Life 2, including a new one just last week, have shown off the game's tense cinematics, but the latest teaser finally offers a first glimpse of its in-game 3D presentation.

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Feb

Dave Gilbert's "Oz Noir" mystery now available for download, trial demo included

As of today, adventure gamers no longer need a Kansas twister to get to Oz anymore, as Dave Gilbert's Emerald City Confidential has now been released for purchase and download.

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Feb

A Second Face, Ben Jordan and Nanobots the big winners at AGS's annual ceremony.

Adventure Game Studio is one of the most popular freeware tools for creating amateur adventure games, giving it one of the consistently largest selections of new games each year. The annual AGS Awards for games released in 2008 have recently been announced, with Ben Jordan 7 gaining four awards, A Second Face - The Eye of Geltz is watching us taking home Best Game and two other awards, while Erin Robinson's Nanobots took two of the awards that are informally known as "Rogers". Robinson also collected an award for Little Girl in Underland and Second Face author Le Woltaire collected Best Demo for the forthcoming game Dust to Water. Unusually, a non-adventure game, Colourwise, took four awards. Other winners included Once Upon a Crime, Quest for Glory II VGA: Trial By Fire, Limey Lizard: Waste Wizard and Beauties And Beasts.

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Feb

Indie comic-styled adventure for Nintendo's handheld now in production

There are plenty of indie developers making adventures, and there are plenty of adventure games for the Nintendo DS. What we've yet to see is a first independent DS adventure, but now an Italian team called Impressionware is looking to change that with The Cabbage Incident.

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Feb

Teaser for upcoming comic adventure introduces the diminutive tyrant

Sometimes it's good to be bad, and players will get a chance to experience just that in the upcoming Ceville. If there was any doubt of that claim, it's laid to rest in the new trailer launched today by Kalypso.

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Feb

Cinematic video shows kidnapping of game's second playable character

With the highly-anticipated Still Life 2 edging closer towards release, the sneak peeks are coming more frequently. The latest glimpse into the gritty new thriller comes in the form of a new trailer showing the kidnapping of Paloma Hernandez.

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