As dependable as the tides and the Autumn rain, GOG have launched another weekend sale, this time focusing on point & click adventure games. It's a neat mix of old and new, including the likes of The 7th Guest, To The Moon, Richard & Alice, Critter Chronicles and Machinarium.
If you want to see how the genre has evolved over the years, or just fancy combining some random objects together, be sure to check it out via the banner or link above. Or this one. We're all about convenience here.
The 7th Guest: 3, an upcoming third instalment in Trilobyte's gloriously cheesy, classic adventure-puzzle franchise, has been announced, and is in development for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.Click here to read more...
One of the finest puzzle-adventure titles of yesteryear, The 7th Guest is currently FREE on the App Store for today only! It's got a cracking, twisting story, an antagonist that will taunt you mercilessly throughout and ridicule your failure, and puzzles that make quadratic equations cry. Read Dave's nostalgic The 7th Guest retrospective here.
Recently, Rachel over at the Official PlayStation Magazine tweeted something about a game that was coming out on the iPhone. That game was The 7th Guest, and I dimly recall mentioning it as part of the last Blast From The Past.. Spooky, I'm sure you'll agree. “Why not write about that?” I thought. “Then you might get some of those hipsters with their fantastically expensive mobile devices reading your words for a change,” I thought again.
After a few more synapses connected to others via a system of electrical impulses, fingers flashed over the keyboard and out spewed the following words about a ground breaking and controversial game that heralded the near death of one way of playing and the birth of a new, distended rectum of a genre.
One that was flecked with diamond dust in places, but generally the 'Interactive Movie' was a plague on the houses of all computer and console owners during the 1990s. Huge budgets led to expensive cast lists, with the likes of Mark Hamill (Wing Commander series), Clive Owen (Privateer 2) and Christopher Walken (Ripper) strutting their poorly digitised stuff on our crappy 14 inch monitors or blurry TV screens. The one thing those big budgets could rarely deliver was actual, genuine decent gameplay. You know, the thing that makes us want to play games in the first place.