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.
Ik heb dit op de Adventuredevelopers.com forums gevonden. Het ontsluieren van ScummC, een compiler die als doel heeft ScummVM binaire code te spuien, heeft de waters wat in beroering gebracht. Het ScummVM project is één van de best zichtbare en gerespecteerde adventure projecten op het moment. Kunnen ontwikkelen voor zo’n platform is natuurlijk heel interessant.
Op de Adventuredevelopers furoms had G33k the Adventuredevelopers forums found OpenQuest
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