Category Archives: Adventure

Brooklyn Trash King Review

Genre | Adventure, Interactive Fiction
Developer | Ben Esposito, Sarah Johnson
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | Brooklyn Trash King Website

Brooklyn Trash King is an interactive fiction adventure game in which the player takes control of a person living in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, who is running a Kickstarter that is not succeeding. The player’s Internet is disrupted by raccoons, which causes them to visit Raccoon Island and converse with the eponymous Brooklyn Trash King in an attempt to restore the Internet.

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Betrayer Review

Genre | First Person Shooter, Stealth, Adventure, Horror
Developer | Blackpowder Games
Platforms | PC
Websitehttp://www.blackpowdergames.com/about/

Betrayer is a first person shooter stealth horror adventure game in which the player controls a character who washes up on the shore of an English colony in America in 1604. The player soon encounters clues, which hint at what occurred before the player arrived, and ghosts, which are what remain of the inhabitants of the colony and others, including eponymous betrayers. The player must explore the colony and the wilderness around it to discover what has happened, while also sneaking by and engaging in combat with some of the ghosts.

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Stranded Review

Genre | Point and Click Adventure Game
Developer | Peter Moorhead, Lucas “Midio” Carvalho, Glauber Kotaki, Joe “Stux” Edwards, Steven “Surasshu” Velema
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://www.petermoorhead.com/stranded/

Stranded is a point and click adventure game in which the player takes control of an astronaut who has become eponymously stranded on a planet following the crash of their space ship. The player guides the astronaut around the planet, exploring locations and observing what happens. The game alters each time the player quits the game and returns.

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500 Years Act 1 Review

Genre | Top Down Shooter Space Opera
Developer | Poorwill Games
Platforms | iOS, Android
Website | http://www.poorwillgames.com/pages/500YearsAct1.html

500 Years Act 1 is a top down space combat adventure game. The player takes control of the captain of a ship that is launched the eponymous 500 years after humans have left Earth to establish colonies. The player’s colony was attacked by aliens called Ants and enslaved until recently. The player must fly the ship around the universe in an attempt to find other surviving human colonies and prepare for a possible return of the Ants. Gameplay includes exploration of the universe by moving from system to system, top down space combat, and dialog trees.

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The Yawhg Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction, Adventure
Developer | Emily Carroll, Damian Sommer
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.theyawhg.com

The Yawhg is an interactive fiction adventure game where the players control characters for the six weeks preceding the appearance of the eponymous Yawhg, which threatens to wreak havoc. Up to four players control up to four characters by selecting locations for each character to visit and making choices about what the characters do when they visit the locations. Players can control more than one character if they so choose.

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Journal Review

Genre | Adventure, Interactive Fiction
Developer | Locked Door Puzzle
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://journal.lockeddoorpuzzle.com

Journal is a side scrolling adventure game in which the player takes control of a young girl who one day realizes that all the pages in her eponymous journal have gone blank. The player moves the girl through various locations in the game world, engages in conversations, and progresses the plot until the end of the game. Vignettes occupy interstices.

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Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love Review

Genre | Art, Puzzle, Adventure, Exploration
Developer | Doppler Interactive
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://www.cube-and-star.com/

Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is a game where the player controls a cube that rolls around a world. The player can bump into trees, creatures, and other objects to trigger various interactions. The player can collect items dropped by trees to turn their cube a certain color, which then allows them to spread this color by moving around. Later the player is able to alter the world by generating buildings and other objects. The player can meet the eponymous cube and and the eponymous star.

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Broken Age Review

Genre | Adventure
Developer | Double Fine Productions
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, iOS, Android, Ouya
Website | http://www.brokenagegame.com/

Broken Age is a point and click adventure game in which the player takes control of two characters, Vella and Shay, and guides them through two separate adventures. The player interacts with other characters by clicking on them and solves puzzles by using items on objects, themselves, and other objects, and by carrying out various acts in a certain order.

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Jazzpunk Review

Genre | First Person Adventure Game
Developer | Necrophone Games
Platforms | PC, Mac, Linux
Website | http://necrophonegames.com/jazzpunk/

Jazzpunk is a first person adventure game in which the player is tasked with undertaking a series of missions given to them by The Director, a man in charge of the organization the player works for. To accomplish these missions, the player visits a variety of locations around the globe and interacts with the people and objects there by collecting items, using them on things, and exploring. Jokes often occur throughout the game.

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Slave of God Review

Genre | Art Adventure
Developer | Increpare Games
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/

Slave of God is a first person adventure game in which the player explores a night club and interacts with the people in the club and with other things in the club, like drinks acquired from the bartender. The player can accomplish various tasks which subsequently cause the game to end.

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