Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Point-and-Click Adventure

Outlaws, Loom, The Dig, and more from LucasArts added to GOG.com

Outlaws (PC) GOG Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another batch of LucasArts titles has been added to GOG.com’s library. Six games are included in the latest set, three of which are making their digital distribution debut: the action-platformer Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, first-person shooter Outlaws (plus A Handful of Missions expansion), and point-and-click adventure Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. The remaining games, each 20% off as part of a launch promo, are all adventure titles: Loom, Monkey Island: LeChuck’s Revenge, and The Dig.

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Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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GOG.com adds bizarre FMV-infused adventure Toonstruck

GOG (PC) Toonstruck Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has added the surreal point-and-click adventure title Toonstruck to their library. The 1996 adventure title from Interplay follows cartoonist Drew Blanc as he attempts to escape a strange cartoon world populated by a wide variety of weird creatures—ah, the ‘90s. The game also features digitized actors, and a handful of notables are involved, including The Simpson’s Dan Castellaneta, Christopher Lloyd, and Tim Curry, also star of Interplay’s Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster.

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Daedalic to bring new adventure title Silence to PS4

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic Entertainment will be bringing their upcoming adventure title Silence to PS4. The game follows Noah, a boy who becomes stranded in the war-torn lands of Silence after tracking down his sister. After finding her in the company of a resistance movement, he joins the rebels in an effort to stop the seekers from taking over the land, and to eventually make his way back home. Silence was announced for PC and Xbox One last October.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 release date, Almanac Edition revealed

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC) Release Date and Almanac Edition Announcement - Header

The Book of Unwritten Tales developer King Art Games has announced that the sequel’s final chapter will now be released on February 20. The studio also revealed a special version, the DRM-free Almanac Edition. The premium set will come bundled with a 104-page hardback artbook, a making-of DVD, a soundtrack, a double-sided poster, and the Color Your Critter DLC, which will allow players to choose the color of Nate’s sidekick. And to store everything, the set will be packed inside of box designed to look like a hardcover book.

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Nordic Games to release Double Fine’s Broken Age in retail

Broken Age (Linux, Mac, PC) Retail Announcement - Screenshot 1

A retail boxed version of Broken Age will be hitting store shelves next spring, courtesy of Nordic Games. The publisher announced that they have struck a deal with developer Double Fine Productions, with versions slated for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The graphic adventure will join other Double Fine-developed titles published for retail by Nordic, including Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking.

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PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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PC adventure title Syberia now available on PSN for PS3

Syberia (PC, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has some good news for console adventure fans with the announcement that Syberia is now on PSN for PS3. The decade-plus-old adventure title runs $14.99 and features updated graphics along with a new controller-friendly interface. To find out more about how American lawyer Kate Walker ends up in a strange world tracking down a mammoth-obsessed inventor alongside his emotive android Oscar, check out our review of the PC version.

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GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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Silence – The Whispered World 2 heading to Xbox One

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, Xbox One) Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 1

Adventure-gaming stalwarts Daedalic Entertainment has announced that their upcoming title Silence – The Whispered World 2 will be released for Xbox One in 2015, alongside the Mac and Windows PC versions. Silence marks the studio’s next-gen debut, which follows the adventures of Noah, who has joined with a group of rebels to fight the false Queen as he searches a war-torn land for his sister.

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