Thursday, 16 December 2010

Jane Jensen fans - Gray Matter Demo now on XBOX Live

A demo for the long-anticipated new Adventure Game from Jane Jensen - Creator of the Gabriel Knight series of games - has been released on XBOX Live today for your downloading pleasure.
The game is finally due for release on February 25th 2011, after years in production, and you can now take the chance to sample the title before release day.

The PC version is available via German websites already, but will not be fully released in the rest of the world until next year. For details of the demo, click here.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - Top 10 Adventure Games

Head over to to check out my top-ten list of classic Adventure Games that I think everyone should play. They are not necessarily all the greatest examples of their kind - but come with my highest recommendation.
If you haven't played any of the games on this list - track them down now as you owe it to yourself to experience the excellent storytelling and game worlds created by them all. They will all make you remember why you love Adventure Games, or help you fall in love with the genre.

Check out the full run-down here.

Find out about the latest Casual Adventure Games - Secrets and mysteries in a batch of enjoyable lite-adventures

Another month, another batch of casual adventure games come under scrutiny at
I am still somewhat wary of these games, as they can be very hit or miss - but Salem Secrets proved to be very atmospheric and creepy, and worth checking out - at least for the free trial. All of these games will give you 60 minutes play time for free, which is more than enough time to work out if they are to your taste and worth paying for or not.

Take the plunge, read the round-up and try a casual adventure today!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Going Back in Time - Telltale Games Trailer

Telltale Games have just released a new trailer that gives us a taste of what to expect when the episodic Back to the Future adventure game series kicks off sometime this month. The series will feature five parts, with the first episode being entitled "It's about time". Further episodes will follow in February and monthly thereafter.

The game follows Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown, and Christopher Lloyd will be reprising his role by voicing Doc for the series. Marty will be voiced by a voiceover artist, but judging by this trailer, he has nailed it.

Check back at Telltale Games for the full release later this month!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A Curious Tale indeed - Clover

If you like your retro adventure games with added lite-platforming elements, docheck out my review of Clover: A Curious Tale. An obvious homage to classic titles like the Dizzy and the Yolkfolk series of games, Clover is thoroughly old-school and proud of it - but boasts an artistic flair rarely seen in such low-budget releases. Music and graphics are a joy, but the gameplay is rooted in the 1980's - this is definitely a title that classic Adventurers will appreciate, but it maintains many of the foibles and flaws that games of this genre have always carried.

Check out my review at here.