Quelle surprise: Adventure games are STILL not dead

Matt Wales has written for Kotaku a piece entitled "Point and Click is Dead Again," and that sound you just heard was the collective adventure gaming community all around the world sighing in exasperation. The article itself is either petulant whining or, worse, clickbait -- perhaps both. In it, Mr. Wales argues that the adventure [...]

Making “Kitty Quest” – my submission for AdventureJam 2017

They say, "Never work with children or animals." And that was indeed the phrase that instantly popped into mind when my wife responded to my question, "What do you think I should do for this year's AdventureJam?" with, "Why not make a game about our cats?" I couldn't help myself, though. It was such a [...]

How to quickly make a 1st person FMV game in Adventure Game Studio

AdventureJam 2017 starts tomorrow. As promised, here is my second Adventure Game Studio tutorial. Today, we're going to learn how to make FMV games -- yes, Full Motion Video games. The kind that were really popular in the mid-90s and, some would say, reduced adventure games to interactive PowerPoint presentation with laughable acting. Only few [...]