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The Wolf Among Us Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing

The Wolf Among Us Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing

It is clear by now that Bigby is in a dire predicament, having just been bested by the Crooked Man's right-hand thug, Bloody Mary. Further, Ichabod Crane has been taken away from Bigby by the Crooked Man, who has spun a complex web around Fabletown and uses his vast financial resources to keep its citizens under his thumb. As the game begins, Bigby is seen on the mend in his apartment arguing…

review  Posted by Jenny Rouse.
Remedy: A Carol Reed Mystery

Remedy: A Carol Reed Mystery

For more than a decade, husband and wife Mikael and Eleen Nyqvist worked as producers of short films. In 2004, wanting to tackle a new medium to cater to a larger audience, they cofounded MDNA Games in their hometown of Norrk√∂ping, Sweden. A picturesque city steeped in history with breathtaking environs, Norrk√∂ping served as a perfect natural backdrop for their company's debut adventure…

review  Posted by Mervyn Graham.
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Episode Five: the Gunpowder Plot

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Episode Five: the Gunpowder Plot

There are hardly any sci-fi fans who have not heard of Doctor Who. Created originally as a television series by BBC in 1963, Doctor Who is now the longest (though not continuous) running sci-fi television show of all time. In Series 6 (2011) of the show, the Doctor is played by Matt Smith, and his travelling companions Amy (Amelia) Pond and Rory Williams (Mr. Pond) are played by Karen Gillan and…

review  Posted by Mervyn Graham.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 5: No Going Back

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 5: No Going Back

At the end of the penultimate episode, Clementine and the rest of the survivors are seen caught in a Mexican standoff against a rival group. Facing the beginning of a harsh winter, Clementine and company are split on how to proceed, causing tensions within the group to rise higher than ever. All they can do is to push forward—to arrive in safety at a nearby village in search of more supplies and…

review  Posted by Jenny Rouse.
The Capri Connection

The Capri Connection

The Capri Connection is the third game in the Capri saga trilogy series from Italian indie developer S-G Software, founded by the father and son team of Gey (Guiseppe) and Silvio Savarese. The game is the sequel to A Quiet Weekend in Capri and AnaCapri: The Dream released in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Whereas earlier games in the series have been a collaborative project between father and son,…

review  Posted by Mervyn Graham.

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Adventure game puzzles: unlocking the secrets of puzzle design

Adventure game puzzles: unlocking the secrets of puzzle design

For a lot of games, you can figure out most of what you need to know about them from simply looking at an in-game screenshot or watching a gameplay trailer. With a quick glance at the head-up display and the quality of the graphics, you can get a good sense of what kind of monster killing mayhem you will be engaging in and what kind of experience you will likely get from playing the game.…

feature  Posted by Mark Newheiser.
The rise and fall of Full Throttle: a conversation with Bill Tiller

The rise and fall of Full Throttle: a conversation with Bill Tiller

Playing Full Throttle is like tasting a rich bowl of roadhouse chili filled to the rim with biker gangs, chick mechanics (covered in engine grease too), and truckers with badass tattoos. An action packed, comical (albeit short), animated graphical adventure set in the backdrop of an apocalyptic future, Full Throttle touches on the subculture of motorcycle gangs and their steel horses. It is also…

feature  Posted by Marshall Ratliff, Philip Jong.
Roberta Williams

Roberta Williams

No adventure game designer had ever achieved the level of success as Roberta Heuer Williams (Roberta Williams) had. Born in 1953, she and her husband Ken Williams co-founded On-Line Systems, which later became Sierra On-Line, when she was only 26. Mystery House, which she wrote in 1979, was the first graphic adventure game ever created for the PC. Her portfolio of games, spanning over nearly 20…

interview  Posted by Philip Jong.

Random Picks

Casebook Episode III: Snake in the Grass

Casebook Episode III: Snake in the Grass

Casebook Episode III: Snake in the Grass is the latest episode in the Casebook series from New Zealand developer Aero who, according to the developer, "makes games that look like films". Casebook is a series of mystery adventure games that seem to be inspired by the popular American television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, with lots of lab work and close investigation of crime scenes.…

review  Posted by Matt Barton.