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Posts tagged "adventure games"

Feb 11, 2013
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Kentucky Route Zero - screenshot from a very interesting point-and-click adventure game suggested by Jez

Kentucky Route Zero - screenshot from a very interesting point-and-click adventure game suggested by Jez

Jun 18, 2012
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What if Wes Anderson made point-and-click adventure games?

While replaying Day of the Tentacle yesterday, I had a thought: I like Wes Anderson a lot more if I think of his  movies as point-and-click adventure games…

Above: The SCUMM Aquatic by Mads Herman

What if Wes Anderson made point-and-click adventure games?

While replaying Day of the Tentacle yesterday, I had a thought: I like Wes Anderson a lot more if I think of his movies as point-and-click adventure games…

Above: The SCUMM Aquatic by Mads Herman

May 13, 2012
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Tim Schafer’s writing routine

The latest Double Fine Adventure update1 was pretty fantastic, documenting the beginning of the process of creating an adventure game.

Schafer gets up in the morning and freewrites longhand in a spiral lined notebook as a way of getting over the blank page and getting out all the crummy ideas. It’s pretty great seeing all of his old notebooks—if you click the third picture, you can see a list of names Schafer was brainstorming for Grim Fandango.


  1. For Kickstarter backers only, though they have a “slacker backer" option that will let you watch these videos. 

Sep 24, 2011
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adamnorwood:

OMG OMG, some kind soul is posting good-quality, full-page scans of all of the old LucasFilm Games / LucasArts Adventurer magazines! Created at the company’s artistic height, these gems were half retail catalog, half inside scoop trivia treasure trove, decked out with never-to-be-seen-again Steve Purcell art (including single-page Sam & Max comics parodying the major Lucas game release featured that issue). They now sell for an arm and a leg on eBay.
I used to have every one of these, but they all vanished to whatever corner of the landfill my triangular Day of the Tentacle box and Dial-A-Pirate wheels ended up in…
(Via MixNMojo)

Fantastic!

adamnorwood:

OMG OMG, some kind soul is posting good-quality, full-page scans of all of the old LucasFilm Games / LucasArts Adventurer magazines! Created at the company’s artistic height, these gems were half retail catalog, half inside scoop trivia treasure trove, decked out with never-to-be-seen-again Steve Purcell art (including single-page Sam & Max comics parodying the major Lucas game release featured that issue). They now sell for an arm and a leg on eBay.

I used to have every one of these, but they all vanished to whatever corner of the landfill my triangular Day of the Tentacle box and Dial-A-Pirate wheels ended up in…

(Via MixNMojo)

Fantastic!

Aug 30, 2011
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Chart of the sales of adventure games vs. the popularity of Jim Carrey (a.k.a the “stupid virus of the late 90s” from Yahtzee’s review of Psychonauts)

Chart of the sales of adventure games vs. the popularity of Jim Carrey (a.k.a the “stupid virus of the late 90s” from Yahtzee’s review of Psychonauts)

Aug 12, 2011
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Famous paintings in adventure games dug up by adamnorwood in response to the adventure games as famous paintings mashup:

Here’s a reverse challenge for you: famous paintings found in classic adventure games. Go!
(Update: someone already made these nice screengrabs of the Lucasfilm pixel-Suerat paintings, which were the ones I was thinking of! Now I don’t have to fire up ScummVM!)

Famous paintings in adventure games dug up by adamnorwood in response to the adventure games as famous paintings mashup:

Here’s a reverse challenge for you: famous paintings found in classic adventure games. Go!

(Update: someone already made these nice screengrabs of the Lucasfilm pixel-Suerat paintings, which were the ones I was thinking of! Now I don’t have to fire up ScummVM!)

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Famous paintings mashed up with 80s adventure games

@waxpancake:

Aled Lewis () mashes up historic paintings with ’80s point-and-click adventure games for

Yes! (Visit Aled’s Tumblr)

Mar 07, 2010
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Oct 21, 2009
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WindowsillFound in Brandon Boyer’s post, “Keeping Point-and-Click Adventures Alive”
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Found in Brandon Boyer’s post, “Keeping Point-and-Click Adventures Alive

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