Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Perils of Man Episode 1 Coming September 30

The first episode of The Perils of Man has gotten a release date. The Perils of Man is an episodic adventure game designed by The Curse of Monkey Island lead artist and A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island co-designer Bill Tiller and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island and A Vampyre Story co-creator, and creator of 1954: Alcatraz, Gene Mocsy. The Perils of Man Episode 1 will be released on the Apple App Store on September 30th. Chapter One is out already. If you have an iOS device, make sure to pick it up, as it is excellent.

 In other news, another LucasArts veteran's current project has just been released. The final issue of Maniac Mansion co-creator Gary Winnick's five part comic book series, Bad Dreams, was released for digital distribution on Wednesday. The print issues are somewhat hard to come by (if you want to pick them up at regular price) since they sold out pretty quick, but you can pick up all issues digitally from Comixology.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steam Curation

Steam has updated their website interface and added a new feature, Steam Curators.  You can follow these curators based on your interests to get recommendations on games to buy.

I've set up a Steam Curator page for The Adventuress, with several recommendations for adventure games, based on those reviewed on this blog.  You can follow it here if you'd like.  I'll be adding more recommendations for adventure games in the next few days (and I should have some new reviews up here too as well pretty soon).

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Golden Wake Pre-Orders Are Now Open

A Golden Wake, the first commercial adventure game by Grundislav Games, the developer of the eight case episodic adventure game Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator, will be released by publisher Wadjet Eye Games on October 9, 2014 for PC, Mac, and Linux. If you pay $14.99 to pre-order from the Wadjet Eye Games store before then, you'll also receive a free copy of the game's soundtrack and a Steam code which you can redeem upon release.

The Ben Jordan games were among my favorite freeware adventure game releases, so it should be interesting to see what Grundislav has come up with for their first commercial release.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Journey Down Chapter Two Is Out Now

The Journey Down Chapter Two, the second part of Skygoblin's episodic adventure game inspired by LucasArts classics such as Monkey Island 2 and Grim Fandango, is out now for Mac, Linux, and PC on Steam and for iOS.