Tex Murphy to don Fedora once again

Long awaited sequel confirmed, with Kickstarter campaign slated for May

There are three words sure to delight longtime adventure gamers: "Tex Murphy revival". For a long time that appeared to be a pipe dream, but it's finally going to become reality, as series creator Chris Jones has confirmed plans for a new game in the highly acclaimed detective series.

After teasing an upcoming announcement that fueled rampant speculation last week, now Jones has officially confirmed what many guessed (ironically making the news "official" on the Unofficial Tex Murphy Web Site), with a video and definitive confirmation that a new Tex Murphy game is on the way. Exactly what that game will entail, however, is still to be determined. Originally the plan was for a "modest game design" with a budget suited to a small independent studio. But like the rest of us, the Tex team watched as Double Fine's Kickstarter fundraising campaign became a phenomenal success, and the idea was planted for a "larger scale" adventure.

According to Jones, public funding will allow the new game, codenamed Project Fedora at the current time, to reach the "epic level" that Tex Murphy fans have come to expect. Expanded features would include "more actors, locations, broader stories and yes - even meaningful, varied story paths." And of course, the all important promise of a "true Adventure game with Immersive 3D world, Full Motion Video, and longer game play."

The Tex Murphy Kickstarter campaign won't actually begin until May 15, as the developers are still considering bonus incentives for backers, and are encouraging feedback along those lines. They're also soliciting "Tex Murphy Testimonials" from fans, some of which will be incorporated into the campaign's promotional material. Those interested in contributing should address mail to the Big Finish Games contact page.

We won't know any concrete details about the game for some time (and bear in mind that Kickstarter campaigns are all-or-nothing, depending on whether the financial goal is met in its entirety), but for now it's a thrill just to know that Tex is returning in one form or another. Stay tuned!


Mar 21, 2012

I’ve never played this series but heard many good things about it, guess ill get started on it soon at GOG ^_^

MoonBird MoonBird
Mar 21, 2012

ahh, that music… brings back so many memories from childhood Smile

VoodooFX VoodooFX
Mar 21, 2012

Well after the success of Doublefine’s Kickstarter campaign I knew it was just matter of time until Tex Murphy game stepped up to the plate.

This is hardly unexpected, since the game creator acquired back the rights to his own brainchild quite some time ago and there was talk of possible continuation of Tex Murphy story even back then.

I personally loved Tex Murphy games and will definitely be backing this project once it lifts off.

Mar 21, 2012

Definitely one of my all-time favorite series. Its just full of so much b-movie sillyness and puzzling entertainment.

SamuelGordon SamuelGordon
Mar 21, 2012

Hell yeah!! I love Tex Murphy and will support it! I really hope we get to see the old cast, or if possible some of them! *sniff*

Mar 21, 2012

YAY…..it will be wonderful to have Tex back Smile

Mar 21, 2012

This one is the best news i’ve ever heard since beneath a steel sky sequel anouncement -probably abondened Frown . I hope this one will be pandora directive style. Finally i can take a new walk in Chandler Avenue once again… This is so grrreeaaaaat Smile

varkatope varkatope
Mar 21, 2012

Will definitely be backing this one, as if my avatar wasn’t a dead giveaway.

So psyched!

Toefur Toefur
Mar 22, 2012

This is so exciting. Thanks to Doublefine for making this possible, but it is way more exciting than the Doublefine project!!

Mar 22, 2012

This is the definition of awesomeness.

Speaking of FMV, isn’t the ICOM ‘MacVentures’ (like Shadowgate) resurrection led by one of the developers, with “Sherlock Holmes FMV adventures” as a startup on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1920171553/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-adventure-mys), worthy of a news post?

I’m baffled with the lack of exposure that’s getting.

Mar 22, 2012

yes great news indeed.

Mar 22, 2012

well @MoP ,  its a combination of things im afraid, one probably being those are re-releases instead of a new game, and a new game naturally generates more hype.
Then theres the factor that this isnt one of the more known sherlock series, many other sherlocks already being available on sites like steam.
And then there may be some doubt to what extent they are adventure games or interactive movies based on a board game.

CoyoteAG CoyoteAG
Mar 25, 2012

I could not be more excited for this!

Mar 27, 2012

I almost crapped my pants when I first read this.  I backed Double Fine with $15 because I enjoy Tim’s work and I love adventure games.  For a new Tex game, I will sell my children.

Oh, and thanks for the link MoP, I will totally back an Android port of Sherlock Homes: Consulting Detective too.

Apr 28, 2012

counting down the days down to tex murphy kick starter, just can’t wait for this to happen

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