Good Old Games (GOG) is now offering In Cold Blood, a classic adventure game by Revolution Studios, with a hint of action elements.
Everybody that loves adventure games has heard of Revolution Software. Their first two games, Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky are now freely available, and can be played on many operating systems thanks to the open source ScummVM. After that, Revolution went on creating high-polished adventure games that redefined the genre.
Sometimes, that re-definition wasn’t always appreciated by the gaming community, as was the case with In Cold Blood. The mere hint of action elements led the hardcore adventure gamer to leave the game be. The game wasn’t a big commercial success, which made it impossible to find until now.
Thank you GOG for keeping up the flow of gems from the past.
I found this on the Adventuredevelopers.com forums. The apparition of ScummC, a compiler with ScummVM 6 binary code as target, has stirred the waters a bit. The ScummVM project is one of the most visible and recognised adventure-related projects at the moment. Being able to develop for this platform is quite interesting of course.
G33k on the Adventuredevelopers forums found OpenQuest, which is an open source game made in AGS, to act as a demonstration game. The idea is to port this game in ScummC to have a reference and test the functionality of the compiler. It isn’t much of a game, as the story seems to be lacking.
Lees verder OpenQuest – an open source adventure
And now for something totally different: adventure games. I’ve been introduced to computer gaming, like an entire generation, by the means of the adventure games made at that time by Sierra Inc and LucasArts. Many will have fond memories of The Secret of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and the likes.
Several different Adventure engines have seen the light of day, among which the most known are Sludge, MAD, AGS, The Wintermute Engine and Agast. Lees verder Indie Adventurers