Posts Tagged‘adventure games’

The Last Express

Last week, one of my favorite older PC games was re-released for iOS devices.  It’s a point-and-click adventure called The Last Express, designed by Jordan Mechner  (better known for his Prince of Persia series). The Last Express was released in 1997 and is unlike any adventure game you’ve ever played.  The story follows the dashing Robert Cath as he stows away on (what turns out to be) the final journey of the Orient Express before the start of World War I.  Cath quickly becomes embroiled in the many unusual events taking place aboard the train as he tries to solve…

The X-Files Game

The X-Files Game - Title Screen

  Ever since I started this blog and started having more frequent conversations about mystery/puzzle/game topics with my husband, he has been constantly wanting to reference The X-Files Game, an adventure game based on The X-Files TV series which he played a lot as a kid but I had never heard of.  We finally got around to playing it together a few weeks ago, finishing it up this week, and I really, really enjoyed it! The X-Files Game came out for PC in 1998, and Playstation in 1999.  It’s a point-and-click adventure game with a unique visual style—all the settings and…

Tim Schafer to Develop New Kickstarter-funded Adventure Game

A flurry of excitement swept the indie game world yesterday as Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine announced a Kickstarter project intended to raise funds for the development of a new point-and-click adventure game, dubbed “Double Fine Adventure” for now.  The project’s goal of $400,000 was reached in a mere 9 hours and has been more than doubled since then (just shy of $900k at the time of writing this post), breaking the Kickstarter record for most funds raised in the first 24 hours. Schafer is best known for his design work on adventure games like Day of the…

Alice is Dead

Yesterday, I stumbled across this three-part point-and-click flash game called Alice is Dead, and I had a surprisingly nice time playing through all three episodes.  The game takes a comically gruesome crime mystery spin on the Alice in Wonderland story, leaving you to investigate how Alice met her untimely demise.  The puzzles aren’t too tough, though some are quite clever.  There were a few parts where the next step wasn’t clear and I consulted a walkthrough out of impatience, but everything flowed pretty well for the most part. The graphics are solid, and the interface is pretty intuitive (including navigating from…

The Witness – Upcoming expolration-puzzle game by creator of Braid

The Witness - Island

I recently learned about independent game developer Jonathan Blow‘s upcoming game, The Witness, and I can hardly wait for it to be released!  Blow is best known for his critically acclaimed (and extremely fun) puzzle platformer, Braid.  Braid was enjoyable not only for its unique gameplay mechanics and challenging puzzles, but for its robustness.  Gorgeous graphics, haunting music, even the sound effects made Braid a rich and memorable experience.  And for those who like a little mystery with their puzzles, Braid offered a subtle, enigmatic back story for its silent protagonist.  Unraveling his past was almost as satisfying as solving the puzzles…