Quandary's Gordon Aplin has posted his review of The Watchmaker, the 3D adventure game by Got Game Entertainment. Sound and graphics are considered impressive, and gameplay consists of puzzles that fit well into the context of the story. A decidedly different viewpoint from GameSpot's review.
XXv Productions has released a demo of their horror-themed adventure, Dark Fall. The file is a modest 10 MB, and includes a single room to explore, which is not available in the full game.
XXv Productions is now taking credit card orders for Dark Fall. The cost is £19.99 (that's in British pounds, you'll want to convert that to your own currency), and that cost covers packing and shipping worldwide. Purchase the game here. Adventure Gamers will have a review of this game early next week!
Games Domain has posted a trailer with footage from the upcoming Microids game, Post Mortem. The file, which clocks in at just under 38 MB, is nothing more than a teaser, with a short segment of CG footage.
The highly anticipated adventure from Microids, Syberia, has shipped to stores in Canada. As Microids most expensive project ever, Syberia puts you in the role of Kate Walker, an American lawyer who sets out to find the missing heir to an old luxury toy and automaton factory.To read more or download a demo, visit
LucasArts has posted a video with some footage from their upcoming games. The trailer debuted at the E3 Expo last month. Although there were shakycam recordings taken at the show, these are the first clean pictures of Full Throttle II and other titles in development.
Auryn Quest, the new 3D arcade/adventure game from Dreamcatcher, has just begun shipping. The game lets you assume the role of Atreyu, a hero on a quest to save the world of Fantasia from destruction. Dreamcatcher promises us six graphically beautiful and richly detailed surrealistic worlds with various puzzles and thrilling arcade sequences, the degrees of difficulty increasing with each task accomplished. The game has a retail price of $19.99Read more on the game over at Dreamcatcher.
Our friends at The International House of Mojo have posted a video trailer showcasing Tim Schafer's upcoming action/adventure game, Psychonauts. It's available in both QuickTime and AVI formats.
Gamer's Hell has posted a handful of screenshots, including a few exclusives, from the upcoming first-person adventure, Dark Fall. They've also summed up the game's features and story quite nicely.
What once began as the (now defunct) Nawamba Contact game ended up becoming a complete engine that can be customized to create any sort of game. The new AdventurerLand site has been opened and their first product, LabTechnology, will soon be on sale. The final price of the engine is still to be determined, but it will be in a price range that may be very interesting for some amateur or independent adventure game developers.
The Belgian site SpelletjesGarnaal has posted a new movie of the upcoming 3D action/adventure from Ubi Soft, titled Largo Winch. The video comes in downloadable (12.6 MB) and streaming Windows Media Player format, and offers eight minutes of gameplay footage.
Just Adventure's Harriet Gurganus has an interview with Sli-soft, developers of an upcoming game, codenamed Game X. The interview covers various topics, ranging from the motivation behind their title and its development, to the creator's opinion on the important elements of an adventure game. Do you have any heroes in the game development arena? Who are they? What do you view as special about them or their games?
Four Fat Chicks has reviewed the Game Boy Advance version of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, giving it high praise. The only major issue taken was with a couple of plot-stopping bugs that could potentially mar your enjoyment of this PC conversion.
The English demo of this year's most anticipated adventure game has been released. It is a playable demo and the file size is 103 MB, so hopefully you have a broadband connection. What are you waiting for? Download and see what all the hype is about!
Mixnmojo.com has posted an interview with Ron Gilbert on his classic adventure games and his latest project, Hulabee Entertainment. Ron Gilbert is, as most of you know, the creator of adventure game classics, such as Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Here's an excerpt:I know that Humongous licensed SCUMM, a graphic adventure engine that you helped create at LucasArts, to make its games. Will Hulabee also license SCUMM, or are you using something else? We created a new development system. SCUMM was a fantastic system, but it's going on 15 years old and was staring to show it's age. The new system is much more flexible and able to grow as technology grows. Plus it was just a lot of fun to be able to start over and code everything from scratch. I had gotten out of programming for a while, so it was fun to get back into it.