Adventure Gaming and Interactive Fiction

By Phil Dearmore | News, reviews, and articles about adventure gaming and interactive fiction.

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Sentience: The Android’s Tale Review

<b>Genre:</b> Indie Sci-Fi Adventure<b><br>Release date:</b> June 2, 2017<b><br>Platform:</b> Windows<p><b>I, Android</b><p>The year is 2127 and mankind is in a period known as “The Human …

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Tools to make narrative games

A programming language developed by Choice of Games to create multiple-choice games, as a Choose Your Own Adventure electronic book. Don’t feel …

Game Development

First gameplay footage, story details unveil Plot of the Druid

Episodic point-and-click fantasy adventure from Israel tentatively targets 2019 debut.

iOS

The Sierra OnLine Story

Jonathan talks with Ken Williams, co-founder of Sierra Games. We look at how a husband and wife team created one of the most powerful computer game …

PC Gaming

Top 10 Interactive Experiences of 2017

I knew I wanted my December post to be a retrospective of the year in interactive narrative, but I admit that felt fairly daunting to me. Top 10 …

Books

The Text Adventures of 1991 The Digital Antiquarian

Coming exactly halfway between the shuttering of Infocom and the release of Graham Nelson’s landmark epic <i>Curses</i>, 1991 was the most exciting year of …

American Philosophy

How ScummVM is keeping adventure games alive, one old game at a time

Retrogaming, or for us older folks, ‘replaying modern classics’, has never been bigger. Part of the joy of being a PC gamer is that no matter how …

PC Gaming

Counterfeit Monkey

Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the …

Git

Point-and-Click Seinfeld Adventure Game Looks Incredible

A Seinfeld adventure game has been in the works from Australian indie developer Jacob Janerka for sometime now, and visually, it's everything you …

TV

The Guild of Thieves by Magnetic Scrolls Restored

Following on from our remastered release of <i>The Pawn</i> by Magnetic Scrolls 1985, we are pleased to have reached the first remastered release of Magnetic …

iOS

Welcome to Interactive Fiction: You’re a Wizard-Sniffing Pig

How text-based games are changing way we tell stories.<p>Buster Hudson discovered interactive fiction by chance. While exploring the vast world of …

Sierra On-Line Christmas Card 1988 Sierra Screenshot Wallpapers

<b>Click any screenshot to enter close-up mode!</b><p><b>Zip Downloads of the Entire Set</b><p>- Original Screenshots (320x200)<br>- 1080p Original Enlargements (1920x1080)<br>- …

Games on the Net Before the Web, Part 2: MUD

You are stood on a narrow road between The Land and whence you came. To the north and south are the small foothills of a pair of majestic mountains, …

Game Design

Rumu spills onto Steam today

Poignant story of a cleaning machine becoming self-aware available for Windows PC.

Dragon Age

Firewatch team go tomb raiding with In The Valley of the Gods

Archaeology might be coming of age. There was a time when the hunt for relics and the raiding of tombs and other forgotten places necessitated a …

What is SOMA's Safe Mode?

Tomorrow we will be releasing SOMA for Xbox One and along with this comes Safe Mode. This is a new way of playing the game that will also be …

Truth revealed in announcement details for Veritas

Slideshow-stile adventure coming to PC and mobile devices from the creators of Forever Lost.

Mobile

Truberbrook is the next handmade adventure game to watch

Coming to PC and consoles in 2018<p>I'm admittedly late on covering this one but it's much too special to pass up for that reason alone. <i>Trüberbrook</i> is a …

'Riddlord' Is a Good-Looking Puzzle Adventure Game that Will Remind You of 'The Room'

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Modern magic text adventure Thaumistry tries to balance puzzles and people

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way is a rare thing—a new commercially released text adventure, available on Steam. The author, Bob Bates, wrote for Infocom …

PC Gaming

When is it OK to remake a classic game?

<i>Adventure game remakes are common. But not everyone likes to see their old favourites revived. Mitch Kocen asked veteran point-and-clickmen Ron</i> …

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A horrific future has rarely looked so good in this intense, richly atmospheric cyberpunk mystery.

iOS

Skyrim rendered in text

Fractal stories, or how to build an open-world text adventure<p>I decided some time ago to create a text-based Skyrim. That sounds overly ambitious at …

Writing interactive stories with Ink in Unity

• Prime Games Bulgaria<br>• Tuesday 14th Nov 2017<p>Why I chose Ink as one of the core technologies for my game.<p>In this article I will tell you why I put my own …

HBO and director Steven Soderbergh launch interactive storytelling app Mosaic

HBO has teamed up with Emmy-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and PodOp to create an interactive storytelling app, dubbed Mosaic.<p>The Mosaic mobile app is a free download on iOS, and an Android app is coming later. Soderbergh and Hollywood veterans Casey Silver and Ed Solomon have created an …

Interactive Fiction Competition 2017

Fans of interactive fiction! IF Comp 2017 is currently in progress, with 79 entries — the largest field in the competition’s more-than-20-year …

PC Gaming

Interactive fiction for smart speakers is the BBC's latest experiment

Smart home speakers have quickly become the hot gadget people didn't know they wanted. They can answer your movie trivia questions, call a cab, turn your heating on and do your shopping for you. They're gaining new features every day, but are more than just a utility product. These speakers are a …

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection Out Now!

Telltale Games’ award-winning Walking Dead series is now available to play in one place! Telltale has officially released a box set called <b>The Walking</b> …

TV