Friday, 18 February 2011

The Aggie Awards!

Head over to for the Aggie awards. The biggest end-of-year awards in the Adventure Gaming community. I myself was a part of the voting panel who decided the awarding of the accolades, and also contributed many of the award summaries related to Heavy Rain (which, if you have been following my blog for a while, you will see I have written about at quite some length previously).

So don't delay, see who the big winners in Adventure Gaming were this year, why they deserve those plaudits and also check out the readers' votes too, right here.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tim Schafer - A Retrospective Look At The Games That Shaped His Career

As part of the Retro Corner column I write for, and in celebration of the release of the latest title from Double Fine Games - puzzle adventure game Stacking - I have taken a look back at the storied career of designer Tim Schafer. There is no doubt about the huge imprint he and his games have left on the face of Adventure Gaming, and iess creative industry without minds like his being around.

But were all of his games as good as they are made out to be? What are his fatal flaws and why do his games never reach the huge sales figures that perhaps his concepts deserve? To read more and to reminisce about  the Monkey Island series, Day of The Tentacle, Grim Fandango and more - you can read the full article here. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think, or to add to the discussion.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

More Casual Adventure Games - the Lite Adventures strike again! have just put up their latest Casual Adventure round-up.

This month, I sampled: Dream Mysteries – Case of the Red Fox.
As you can read in the article, this was a very intruiging game with a great premise - but was that promising start carried through into a successful Adventure game?
Read here to find out!