Tierra, the developer of several unofficial remakes of classic Sierra titles, has updated the designer journals on their website. The team is currently working on a remake of King's Quest 2, so to get the latest update click to their website.
Zelenhgorm, the adventure game from the Swedish developer Moloto, is nearing its release. The game will be available online from Monday September 9th. It is not certain when the game will be released to retail, but Moloto is currently working on the matter. To read the full article, check out EuroGamer.
GameSpot has posted their review of Syberia, giving the game a superb score of 9.1 with the encouraging synopsis "Syberia proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the adventure game genre is still full of life." Hurrah GameSpot!
This is not really related to adventure games, but still very newsworthy in the "bizarre" category. ZDNet reports that "a new law passed in Greece means that anybody carrying an electronic game - even if it is just on a mobile phone - could face a hefty fine [up to 75.000 euro] or lengthy jail sentence." The law was designed as a measure against illegal gambling, but it was decided to extend its range to all electronic forms of gaming.
According to PlanetPS2, Myst III: Exile will ship on Xbox and PlayStation 2 on October 4th. The only release date that's been issued up till now said "sometime this Fall".
It seems that Outcast 2 may still have a chance at seeing the light of day. GameSpyDaily has this bit of news:
Her Interactive, the development studio most known for its Nancy Drew detective adventures, has announced that it has signed an affiliated label deal with Infogrames. The press release also provides some new information on their upcoming releases:
Adventure Gamers has learned from Jonathan Boakes, independent producer of critically-acclaimed Dark Fall that his current project Splinter has been sold to a larger London development house. As a result, Boakes has now begun work on Dark Fall II.
GameSpot, EuroGamer and Computer and Video Games has posted their previews of Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon, the 3D adventure coming from Revolution next year.Be also sure to check out the lengthy preview at AdventureGamers.
In the October 2002 issue of PC Gamer US, LucasArts director Sean Clark speaks for the first time about his new project Full Throttle II. He reveals some first glimpses of the story: "Ben, the leader of a biker gang, gets himself entangled in a greedy plan to destroy a town and, more importantly to Ben, all the roads. In the process of preserving this dingy corner of the world he meets, greets, and beats up a menagerie of tough and gritty characters, and goes toe-to-toe with a variety of other gangs. Oh yeah, and he gets to blow up a lot of stuff, too."
Presto Studios, the company behind many adventure games including Myst III: Exile and the Journeyman Project series, soon won't be making any more games. You can read more at the Unofficial Riven Home Page.
The 45 MB Broken Sword 3 teaser video has been converted to a 15 MB DivX file and can be downloaded at GamesWeb.
The friendly canucks at CanadianGamer have reviewed The Watchmaker, giving it a less-than-decent score of 55 percent. A good storyline and "challenging puzzles" were cited as Highs, while the game's technical aspects dominated the Lows.
LucasArts has just issued a press release announcing a new Sam & Max game. The game will be directed by Michael Stemmle, who was also involved in the original game. "Sam & Max Hit the Road is a classic and as close to being a signature game as any LucasArts has ever done," states president Simon Jeffery in the announcement. "The Sam & Max sequel, much like the recently announced Full Throttle II, perfectly complements LucasArts' renowned adventure game legacy and lends further support to the company's commitment to investing in and developing more of our original properties."
Peter Hewitt, the genius behind Xiama (winner of AG's Best Puzzles of 2000 Award), is hard at work on his next game. The name of the game is Magnetic:The Game of Games, and Peter told me that the lofty subtitle is a clue to the ambition of this project. There is some interesting sneak peek information at the Magnetic website, and as the game progresses we expect to have a full preview here at Adventure Gamers!