Rand Miller, co-creator of Myst, has just announced on the URU forums that the decision has been made to pull the plug on URU Live, the massively multiplayer component of the latest game in the Myst series.
In this forum thread you can find a scan from the Australian gaming magazine "Hyper", showing four new shots of the upcoming Sam & Max: Freelance Police. A bigger (but equally grainy) version is available from Samandmax.net (direct link).
Nucleosys, developers of independent mystery adventure Scratches -- the first commercial adventure ever developed in Argentina -- today updated their website with some interesting new stuff. Most importantly, the story page of the game has been expanded with new details; also, a music deal with black ambient band Cellar of Rats has been announced.
The party's over, and the results for this year's AGS Awards – the biggest awards ceremony for Adventure Game Studio games – are in. Leading the field was Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw, with 5 Days a Stranger, but there was some stiff competition from both Apprentice and The Adventures of Fatman. There was also a special lifetime achievement award for Chris Jones, and even a couple of awards for our very own David Gilbert!
Gamespot has just reviewed Jack The Ripper, giving it an overall score of 5.2/10:
Games Domain has put up a preview of the upcoming Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, starring Larry Lovage, Larry Laffer's nephew.
Frogwares annouced today the launch of the official website for Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring. On the website, you can check out screenshots, read about the story and the characters, or download wallpapers. Also, the developers are promising a demo version of the game soon.
Here's an interest project for you hardcore Sierra fans out there! GBAGI (Game Boy Advance Adventure Game Interpreter) is an emulator that lets you run the old AGI Sierra adventures on your Game Boy Advance. In order to do so, you'll need to purchase a rewriteable cartridge and connection hardware, and write the ROM from your PC onto the cartridge. Also, you'll need to have the GBAGI emulator software.
Avault has published a batch of new screenshots from the upcoming horror-adventure from Saturn+, Midnight Nowhere.
The Adventure Company annouced today the shipping of Jack the Ripper, an adventure game developed by Galilea Productions.
The Adrenaline Vault's Bob Mandel discusses the gradually vanishing boundaries between adventure games and first person shooters in his article, "The Convergence of Adventure and FPS Games":
The Adventure Company has released a new trailer from the upcoming Atlantis: Evolution, showing a minute of new CGI-footage for the upcoming adventure game.
GameBoomers.com is hosting a 3-day chat with Galilea's Philip Gaude, discussing Jack the Ripper, an adventure game due for release January 27th. Check it out!
RPGdot has given Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon an overall score of 88% and their RPGDot Gold Award:
Award winning composer Inon Zur has created the original music soundtrack for Microid's upcoming adventure Syberia II. The soundtrack will feature melodic inflections of Eastern Europe mingled with indigenous Eastern tribal music, and cradled in an orchestral foundation.