Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Perils of Man Episode 1 Coming September 30

The first episode of The Perils of Man has gotten a release date. The Perils of Man is an episodic adventure game designed by The Curse of Monkey Island lead artist and A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island co-designer Bill Tiller and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island and A Vampyre Story co-creator, and creator of 1954: Alcatraz, Gene Mocsy. The Perils of Man Episode 1 will be released on the Apple App Store on September 30th. Chapter One is out already. If you have an iOS device, make sure to pick it up, as it is excellent.

 In other news, another LucasArts veteran's current project has just been released. The final issue of Maniac Mansion co-creator Gary Winnick's five part comic book series, Bad Dreams, was released for digital distribution on Wednesday. The print issues are somewhat hard to come by (if you want to pick them up at regular price) since they sold out pretty quick, but you can pick up all issues digitally from Comixology.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steam Curation

Steam has updated their website interface and added a new feature, Steam Curators.  You can follow these curators based on your interests to get recommendations on games to buy.

I've set up a Steam Curator page for The Adventuress, with several recommendations for adventure games, based on those reviewed on this blog.  You can follow it here if you'd like.  I'll be adding more recommendations for adventure games in the next few days (and I should have some new reviews up here too as well pretty soon).

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Golden Wake Pre-Orders Are Now Open

A Golden Wake, the first commercial adventure game by Grundislav Games, the developer of the eight case episodic adventure game Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator, will be released by publisher Wadjet Eye Games on October 9, 2014 for PC, Mac, and Linux. If you pay $14.99 to pre-order from the Wadjet Eye Games store before then, you'll also receive a free copy of the game's soundtrack and a Steam code which you can redeem upon release.

The Ben Jordan games were among my favorite freeware adventure game releases, so it should be interesting to see what Grundislav has come up with for their first commercial release.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Journey Down Chapter Two Is Out Now

The Journey Down Chapter Two, the second part of Skygoblin's episodic adventure game inspired by LucasArts classics such as Monkey Island 2 and Grim Fandango, is out now for Mac, Linux, and PC on Steam and for iOS.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Walking Dead: Season Two Finale Dates

Update: August 28th: It's now out on most platforms, but Vita users in Europe are going to have to wait a little longer, as the European Vita release has been delayed to September 3rd.

The Walking Dead: Season Two finale is almost here, and Telltale has released a 5 minute trailer, with no spoilers for the upcoming episode. They have also revealed when the game is going to be released, and it's soon. It will be released on PC, Mac, and on PS3 and Vita in North America on August 26th, 2014, on Xbox 360 and on PS3 and Vita in Europe on August 27th, and on iOS on August 28th, 2014. Release dates for Android versions have not yet been revealed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Activision Is Bringing Sierra And King's Quest Back

The Sierra website is back online because Activision is bringing Sierra back as their indie label.  Even better, they have announced that The Odd Gentlemen, the developers of the puzzle game The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, are developing a new King's Quest title.  When Telltale Games announced that their King's Quest title was cancelled because Activision revoked the license, they stated that Activision had their own plans for the series.  Hopefully, this time King's Quest IX actually comes into being, as fans have been waiting patiently to discover what the Graham clan have been up to after all these years. We'll soon find out if King Graham and his family will have better luck this time, as the game is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Inherit the Earth Turns 20. Kickstart the Sequel!

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the classic point-and-click adventure game Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb. The Wormkeep Entertainment Company is developing a sequel to the game named Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows.

 There is a Kickstarter for the sequel, which will once again be set in the world of humanoid anthropomorphic animals and will follow Rif the fox as he tries to confirm the rumors that an important relic of the legendary humans has survived, discovers who is responsible for the relic's recovery, and deals with the sinister forces behind the rumors that endanger Rif, his friends, and his society.

 You can watch a video demo of the game at the game's website and back the game at the back the game at the Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows Kickstarter.