Blog posts tagged "games" – Posts 1..5 of 26 posts found:

Nine plus three AdvJam2021 entries you should try

Adventure Jam 2021 concluded last Friday and, as there was quite a bit fewer entries than in previous years, I played through all the entries in a couple of days. Many familiar faces have joined in the fun of making a game for the jam, as well as some new ones. In previous years, I selected a dozen or so of my favourites, but now I've had to limit myself to a mere 9 (as well as some honourable mentions, of course). Again, shamelessly catering to my own tastes in adventure gaming, in alphabetical order, these are my favourites:
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SQ2WTF - Space Quest 2 with a twist

Sierra AGI games had a limited vocabulary for their command parser, but they allowed some synonyms from their word list, including some common misspellings. They also tended to just carry the list of synonyms from one game to another, so there are references in there to other games. I decided to abuse that system to get through the game with some of the weirdest commands I could find.
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Review: Inspector Waffles

It's been years since I've reviewed a point and click adventure game, but the official release of Inspector Waffles on several platforms, including on Steam and on GOG today warrants one. I've been following the game over the past 3 years or so and was extremely happy to have the opportunity to help out by beta testing as well as contributing some pixel art. So what is this game about?
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It's Flot

This year, I participated in the $104 Adventure Game Challenge to create a graphical adventure game from scratch in 14 days. The theme of the jam was "A Delusion", meaning that the protagonist must be operating on a false belief, although the player must know that that belief is false. In my case, I opted to go for the story of a flat-earther teen who decides to build a rocket in his backyard to prove that the earth is flat. This is based loosely on the real life story of "Mad Mike" Hughes who perished in February this year.
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