GameSpot has released the third in a sequence of designer diaries for High Voltage Software's upcoming Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. The diaries were each written by a different member of the game's team and have contained relatively little solid information about the game. Apart from giving us some glimpses at Magna Cum Laude's innovative non-linear conversation engine, the main purpose of the series of development notes seems to be to assure fans of Sierra's classic Leisure Suit Larry franchise that the forthcoming sequel will be as funny and offensive as possible.
We've just received word from Microïds that Syberia II has gone gold (i.e. the master copy is completed and will be sent out for duplication). The game will be shipping in North America on March 24, 2004.
SoundBlaster.com has interviewed Tim Larkin, the Sound Designer and Composer on Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
Microids has released a demo of Syberia II, as they said they would this past weekend. You can snag the demo from their official site, here.
Ken Williams has told fans on his website that he has initiated contact with Bruce Hack, who was appointed as VU Games' new CEO in January. Williams is, of course, the co-founder and former CEO of Sierra, which now sits under the VU Games umbrella.
Romanian gaming site Jucaushii.ro has just interviewed co-founding White Birds Productions member Michel Bams on the upcoming adventure title Lost Paradise:
With a new commercial Leisure Suit Larry game in production, you might be crying out to experience the old classics again. But what's that? A horrible keyboard interface? Sooooo 20th Century!
The winner of the February MAGS, or Monthly AGS Competition, has been announced as Armageddon Margaret by ElaineMC - congratulations! You can find the game, along with all the other entries, over at the MAGS website.
The announcement was made today at the official Syberia II website that the official demo for the hotly-anticipated sequel will be released for download on Monday, March 1st.
Got Game Entertainment today announced the North American release of the upcoming first-person adventure, The Arrangement. Created by American developer Michael Clark, The Arrangement focuses on Richard Sullivan, an attorney who is plunged into the mystery of his wife's kidnapping. During his investigation, Sullivan learns the chilling truth: Was his marriage not what it seemed? Was his very existence not as it appeared? Was it all just a terrible twist of fate? Or was his life pre-arranged?
Razbor Studios, developer of the upcoming Legacy: Dark Shadows, has let us know that the game will no longer ship by the end of February as previously expected. However, development is going strong and Razbor expects Legacy to be "packed and completed" by mid-March, with an updated demo to be released soon.
Voting is currently taking place for the February 2004 MAGS, or 'Monthly AGS Competition'. For anyone who doesn't know what MAGS is, it is a competition run for AGS developers, where they are given just one month to create a game that conforms to a set of predetermined rules.
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon has been named among the nominees for the IGDA game awards, which will be held at the upcoming GDC trade show in San Jose. Charles Cecil, Steve Ince, Neil Richards, and Tony Warriner of Revolution Software have been nominated for the category Excellence in Writing. Other nominees in this category are the writers behind Deus Ex: Invisible War, Fire Emblem, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
The Adventure Company has announced Aura: Fate of the Ages, a first-person puzzle game where the players must embark on a journey across four magical worlds as they search for the four sacred rings that bring strength, power and immortality to the beholder. As each ring is found, another world opens up en route to completing this mystical quest. Players will need to solve a variety of ingenious fully-animated puzzles using logic, reasoning and common sense
GMX Media today announced that Journey to the Centre of the Earth will be launched to the UK market on Friday 27th. The adventure has been available in the US since October, and has been reviewed here on Adventure Gamers, where it gained a score of four stars.