Adventure Games

Postscript

This Buddy Cop Adventure Game Shows That You Can Do a Lot With a Little

'The Last Time' blends the vignette game with a classic adventure, with excellent results.
Cameron Kunzelman
5.25.18
open thread

'Thimbleweed Park' Knows Why People Like Me Give Up on Adventure Games

In its casual mode, 'Thimbleweed Park' offers a blissfully frustration-free adventure.
Danielle Riendeau
1.30.18
cyberpunk

How 'The Red Strings Club' Sabotages Its Hopeful Cyberpunk Vision

The new game from the creators of 'Gods Will Be Watching" has bold, refreshing ideas about future sex—but also a pitfall into transphobia.
Danielle Riendeau
1.22.18
Police Quest

How Sierra and a Disgraced Cop Made the Most Reactionary Game of the 90s

In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots that ruined his reputation, Daryl Gates found himself in a point-and-click professional afterlife.
Duncan Fyfe
1.18.18
point-and-click adventure games

Parsing the Secret History of Adventure Games and Sierra

A new paper takes aim at our assumptions about Sierra On-Line and what the adventure game genre looked like in the 1980s.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.16.18
Sub-15

Giving Sadness and Grief Their Due in a Superb Mystery Story

'Gray Skies, Dark Waters' makes wise use of the adventure genre in its exploration of loss and grief.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.8.18
Finding Paradise

This 'To the Moon' Sequel Rights the Series' Ship

A game doesn’t need to be completely interactive, but it does need to have a point.
Carli Velocci
12.17.17
Francy Droo games

This Low-Fi Homage to Nancy Drew Captures Why We Love Detective Stories

The Francy Droo series shows what good puzzle design and mastery of the visual novel medium can accomplish.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.13.17
free play

Despite Landmark Status, 'Grim Fandango' Is a Masterpiece Without a Legacy

Free from GOG right now, the LucasArts adventure classic remains the pinnacle of the genre's 90s heyday.
Bruno Dias
12.13.17
free play

This Tiny Adventure is a Perfect Slice of The Twilight Zone

‘Midnight Scenes: The Highway’ is ‘Thimbleweed Park’ artist Octavi Navarro’s pint-sized creepy adventure.
Danielle Riendeau
10.30.17
free play

I Played a Game Called ‘Hell’ and Met Scary Clowns in a Cabin

Itch.io creator ahintoflime has a hell of a vision here.
Danielle Riendeau
9.29.17
the dream machine

'The Dream Machine' Was Supposed to Take One Year to Create. It Took Eight

An adventure game sculpted in clay, cardboard, and dreams has been the passion of two designers since 2010.
Patrick Klepek
8.7.17