News reaches us of an intriguing addition to the toolset list available for the amateur adventure developer, in the form of a tool used in conjunction with an engine that is already available. Rapid Adventure Game Development, or RAGD, aims to allow game development without the need for any coding, with all game mechanics available through a GUI (Graphical User Interface, if you were wondering).
Game Over's review gave Uru: Ages Beyond Myst a score of 60%:
The Adventure Company in partnership with developer Streko-Graphics Inc. has just launched the official site for Aura: The Fate Of The Ages, a classic point-&-click first person adventure scheduled for simultaneous release in Europe and North America for this June (Q2 2004) with a projected ESRB rating of E (Everyone).
No, it's not some strange STD, thankfully that's cleared up. A Case of the Crabs is a new Flash-based freeware adventure that can be played online or offline. Find out more about it here.
[image=1719]White Birds Productions, the new studio headed by Syberia creator Benoit Sokal, has posted a new piece of concept art for their game Lost Paradise. It is an initial study for two female characters that the player will meet at the beginning of the game.
The official Uru: Ages Beyond Myst site has just announced Myst Uru: The Path of the Shell, the second expansion pack to adventurers who own a copy of Uru. No word yet on the specifics in this add-on, but according to the announcement it is slated for release on June 23 and will be the third chapter in the story of Uru and its fictional world of D'ni, and will include maps previously reserved for Uru's multiplayer project, Uru Live, which was cancelled in part due to lack of player subscription.
In a shock move, LucasArts have contacted Screen 7 and asked them to cancel work on their Indiana Jones fangame, The Fountain of Youth. Find out about it here.
MC2-Microids has just officially announced that the much anticipated Syberia II for PC is now on its way to North American shores and will have a MSRP of $29.99 U.S., and $39.99 Canada.
Gamer's Hell has just snagged several new screens from Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, a 3D adventure slated for release later this year (Q4 2004) on next-generation consoles and the PC.
IGN.com has just put Journey To The Center Of The Earth to their test, and the result is an overall score of 6.3/10:
That's right, it's time for March's MAGS (Monthly AGS Competition) voting. This month's entries can be found here and the voting page can be found here.
Kha'tie of the Uru: Ages Beyond Myst website recently spoke to Jerle and Domareh, two ardent Myst fans who have undertaken an ambitious research into the fictional linguistics of the ancient world of Uru:
The Adventure Company has announced that the The Egyptian Prophecy is now on its way to North America:
Realgamer has just reviewed the horror themed Midnight Nowhere, giving it a score of 7.2/10:
Razbor Studios has sent word that their point and clicker Legacy: Dark Shadows is nearing completion, and that there's only a few cosmetic touch-ups and debugging left before the game goes gold. Legacy consists of over 230 scenes on 12 destinct locations, ranging from the ruins of old cities on Earth and futuristic cyberpunk buildings of the future, to exotic locations such as Mars and the asteroids traveling through the Solar system.