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

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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PlayStation 3 News

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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PC News

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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Xbox One News

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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