An Interview With Agustin Cordes

An Interview With Agustin CordesAgustin Cordes, the man behind the horror hits Scratches, Serena, and the upcoming Asylum, is back at it again. Senscape has managed to get the rights to make an adventure game based on the H. P....
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Currently Kickstarting: Red Cobra

Currently Kickstarting: Red CobraBefore I saw the link on my Facebook for Adversary's Kickstarter campaign for Red Cobra, I thought Metroidvania and Shoot-em-ups couldn't coexist, that their very natures were completely opposite. But...
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Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition Review

Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition ReviewWe had to wait 15 years for a new Gabriel Knight game. True, this is a remake of the first game, so it isn't that new and it wasn't funded by Kickstarter. It came to be as a byproduct of Jane Jensen's...
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Currently Kickstarting: HM SPIFFING - a comedy 3D space themed adventure game

Currently Kickstarting: HM SPIFFING - a comedy 3D space themed adventure game  Space: the final frontier. Or for BillyGoat Entertainment, a great place to have a little fun. Welcome aboard the HMSS Imperialise, Britian's first manned space craft. Her Majesty the Queen...
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Oct 23

An Interview With Agustin Cordes

Agus_perfil.largeAgustin Cordes, the man behind the horror hits Scratches, Serena, and the upcoming Asylum, is back at it again. Senscape has managed to get the rights to make an adventure game based on the H. P. Lovecraft classic tale The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and they’re seeking funding through Kickstarter. I was lucky enough to snatch Agustin away for a quick interview about him, Senscape, and the current project. Read on for the full interview and then consider checking out the campaign. For a link to the project, click here. There are still 8 days left on the clock, so if you want in, now’s the time.

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Oct 19

Gabriel Knight – Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition Review

2014-10-15_00002We had to wait 15 years for a new Gabriel Knight game. True, this is a remake of the first game, so it isn’t that new and it wasn’t funded by Kickstarter. It came to be as a byproduct of Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Kickstarter so it gets a review here anyway.

So, once again it’s time to ride a Harley Davidson around the streets of New Orleans and ask people what they know about voodoo.

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Oct 18

Currently Kickstarting: HM SPIFFING – a comedy 3D space themed adventure game

 

47791eda38d799a224c5145700807bc8_largeSpace: the final frontier. Or for BillyGoat Entertainment, a great place to have a little fun. Welcome aboard the HMSS Imperialise, Britian’s first manned space craft. Her Majesty the Queen has decided that the Empire needs to expand. The problem is, the old tried and true ways just aren’t going to work in the modern world. The solution is to form the Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies (or SPIFFING) led by Captain Frank Lee English to find and take planets for the glory of the British Empire. Assisting the good captain is his trusty side kick, Sub-Lieutenant Aled Jones. Together they will explore space, find new exciting beings, and convince them to become part of the Empire.

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Oct 18

SQH020 – Bea Vs. Stellar

SQ_Historian_Logo-150x150Step into your careful boots and take a trepidatious trip into one of the most controversial topics of Space Quest fandom: Beatrice vs. Stellar? Which of Roger’s love interests do you prefer? We get to hear the true origins of Stellar’s character from Space Quest 6 designer Josh Mandel, as well as listener emails and the Historian’s own opinions on the matter.

There’s also more from the dysfunctional family of Priapic Mountain Games and their ongoing quest to create a haunted house simulator that somehow won’t suck, despite ardent attempts by its co-owner Pete Toleman. And, speaking of quests, settle in for chapter 8 of Josh Henry’s ongoing fan fiction tale, The Quest For The Two Guys From Andromeda. And we round off our musical endeavors by listening to an original piece for Arnoid The Annihilator by James Mulvale, as well as the final part of Ken Allen’s interview with Frank Klepacki.

Oct 17

Ending Soon: Elegy for a Dead World

elegy-mainText based adventure games aren’t a new phenomenon. They’ve been around since pretty much the dawn of personal computing. Hell, they even started the revolution of what would become known as adventure games. Called interactive fiction (later known as text adventures) these graphic-less games made the player read, imagine, and think like no other styles in the genre. And Dejobaan Games is looking to take that tried-and-true trope and expand on it in interesting ways in Elegy for a Dead World.

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Oct 16

Read Only Memories Preview

Cyberpunk stories have always captured the imagination of writers interested in telling tales of high technology mixed with dystopian nightmares. Where corporations run the cities and the government and police force are corrupt. While we see very little of either in the alpha demo released to backers by Midboss, Read Only Memories does have a lot of the elements to make it an interesting take on the genre.

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Oct 15

Quest for Infamy Sale

qfi-storeicon-postore-215x216Quest for Infamy was successfully kickstarted in 2012 and was released this past July. If you haven’t already got it, now’s your opportunity.

For the next 24 hours, GoG.com have it at 50% off! 

Quest For Infamy is a role-playing adventure game where you assume the identity of Mr. Roehm – a scoundrel who is on the run from his latest scrape. When he is stuck in the Valley of Krasna for a bit, he decides to take on some work to pass the time. He finds himself in the middle of Kingdom in turbulence – as he becomes embroiled in a power struggle between several ambitious residents of the Valley.

Make yourself some money to move on with, and try and avoid controversy as you bide your time before you can leave the valley. Defend yourself from monsters and brutes who would do you harm! Build a reputation for yourself – and you just might find yourself not avoiding trouble, but on a quest for infamy!
  • Choose your path to infamy – play as the sneaky rogue, the bold brigand or the crafty sorcerer.
  • Multiple paths and branching story-lines create a different experience every time you play.
  • Lovingly hand-crafted retro style graphics bring you back to the classic era of adventure gaming.
Oct 13

Ending Soon: Southlands

south-mainDid you ever wish that you could travel the sun scorched sand of Egypt and the Middle East in the leisure of your own home and without the nasty risk of heatstroke and getting sand in places that you never knew that you had? Well, Kobold Press promises a similar experience in their latest Pathfinder RPG release currently running on Kickstarter. And while the book is set in their Midgard campaign setting, the contents of the book and recently unlocked bestiary should work with any Pathfinder game.

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Oct 13

Currently Kickstarting: Infected

infected1These past few years, a Zombie craze hit almost every media, from TV to Videogames, but there have been relatively few board/card games revolving around our shambling undead friends. Well, if you’re looking for one, then Eiglo Games’ Infected might be just what you need. Unlike games such as Last Night on Earth that split players into opposing factions from the start, in Infected everyone begins play as humans fighting the undead…and then change sides. Continue reading

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