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Diamon Jones, Little Red Riding Cap shine in downloadable adventures

Digital distribution continues to gain a foothold in the genre, as not one but two different adventures from Russian publisher Game Factory Interactive have been released as downloads in recent days.

Diamon Jones and the Amulet of the World introduces a new but rather unlikely artifact-seeking Jones in the form of its titular hero. Down on his luck in a 1930s bar in Cairo, Jones learns of untold treasure awaiting in the Pharaoh's tomb, and so he sets out on an adventure that will take him from the desert to London to the mountains of Tibet in pursuit of the Amulet of the World. When he finds it, however, he's in for a nasty surprise, as the "natural order of the world" is upended in the process.

The game is available at Big Fish Games. While Big Fish is known more for its casual games, Diamon Jones is not a casual title but a large-file adventure game with a download size of 1.14 GB.

The other new adventure from GFI is a children's title called The Adventures of the Little Red Riding Cap. Loosely based on the classic fairy tale, the game tells the previously-untold story of the little girl's challenges before she's able to visit her grandmother in the forest. Needing to prepare some goodies to take, she finds herself visiting the local village which is "inhabited by simple, sociable folk who are always ready to accept the help of a curious and kind-hearted girl."

The Adventures of Little Red Riding Cap is available now through GamersGate.

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