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

Shadowgate now on GOG at 20% off, with ringtones and other extras

Shadowgate (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 4

Zojoi’s re-imagining of the classic point-and-click adventure title Shadowgate is now available on GOG.com. To promote the launch, GOG.com is offering a 20% discount on both Mac and Windows versions. The service is also including several digital bonuses: an exclusive comic-style hint book, five wallpapers, and 13 downloadable ringtones taken from the NES version. With those ringtones, it’d be like every call is a mystery waiting to be unraveled!

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Adventure title AR-K launches on Steam with chapters 1 and 2

AR-K (Mac, PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gato Salvaje Studio’s point-and-click adventure title AR-K has launched on Steam. The first two chapters, a remastered version of Gone with the Sphere and the newly released The Girl Who Wasn’t There, are bundled together as a $9.99 package, which is currently $7.99 as part of a launch-week promotion. The Unity 3D-powered, crowd-funded adventure follows Alicia, a beat cop turned journalist who awakes from a night out with a bad headache, few memories, and an impending investigation into a strange golden sphere. The game will be four chapters in all, with the final two launching later this year, and each can be played standalone or back to back as one long adventure.

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King Art augmenting The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 via Kickstarter

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC) Kickstart Announcement - Screenshot 1

King Art, developers of the point-and-click adventure title The Book of Unwritten Tales, is looking to supplement the development of the follow-up with crowdsourced funds from Kickstarter. Unlike most titles, the studio isn’t looking for the campaign to raise enough money to fund the title but to add more features. The sequel is set to release early next year, and in looking to include more optional sidequests, character-customization options, and quest paths, as well as gather community feedback, King Art has decided to go beyond publisher Nordic Games to gather the additional necessary resources. According to creative director Jan Theysen, “every cent from the campaign goes directly into the on-top content.”

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Double Fine announces release, release date of Broken Age – Act 1

Broken Age (Linux, Mac, PC) Act 1 Early Back Release and Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Double Fine has revealed that the first act of their new point-and-click adventure game, Broken Age, is available for backers of its Kickstarter campaign and will be available for the general public on January 28. The Tim Schafer-led title features two characters, Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, who are worlds apart but experiencing similar events, and players will need to switch between the two as their stories unfold. Act 2 is set to launch later this year as a free update, and there are plans to bring both acts to Android, iOS, and Ouya.

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(PC Review) Syberia

(PC Review) Syberia

“… high-quality title that tells a great story while immersing you in one of the most interesting and intelligent environments seen in recent years.”

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Rufus’ journey nears its end, Goodbye Deponia announced for PC

Goodbye Deponia (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic has announced Goodbye Deponia, the last title in the Deponia trilogy. The final entry will see Rufus and compatriot Goal reaching the floating paradise of Elysium and saving Deponia. But first, Rufus must overcome a new set of obstacles. Obstacles that may or may not involve taking and combining items, flipping switches, and examining things.

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Chaos of Deponia goes gold, set to hit Steam next week

Chaos on Deponia (Mac, PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Chaos of Deponia, the latest adventure title from Daedalic Entertainment, has gone gold. The second of the Deponia trilogy will follow Rufus’ journey as he continues to look for ways off the junkyard planet and into floating paradise of Elysium. Daedalic has noted that Chaos is a self-contained adventure and that gamers who missed out on the original should have no trouble following the sequel.

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Daedalic releases new screens from Chaos on Deponia

Chaos on Deponia (Mac, PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic has released some new screenshots from their upcoming follow-up to Deponia, Chaos on Deponia. The new adventure will reunite gamers with the irascible Rufus. Now with a mysterious female companion, Goal, in tow, he will once again attempt to escape Deponia for the utopic floating city of Elysium.

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(PC Review) The Book of Unwritten Tales

(PC Review) The Book of Unwritten Tales

“It’s lengthy, goofy, and smart, and what it has to say about genre icons—and itself—is well worth listening to.”

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The Book of Unwritten Tales now available online for PC

King Art Games’ latest adventure title, The Book of Unwritten Tales, has launched on Steam, GOG.com, and other digital outlets. Published by Nordic Games, BoUT is a 20-plus-hour adventure featuring three characters who must use over 300 items to solve more than 200 puzzles set in over 60 locations in order to thwart the Army of the Shadows in their pursuit of a powerful artifact.

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