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The Making of Tex Murphy - Full Documentary

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Big Finish Games made a documentary about Tex Murphy series. A great game series which hopefully will keep its style and have a long and bright future.

Unfortunately their last game never got a Linux-version because of middleware problems. That's the risk one has to take when they pledge crowdfunding project.

 

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Supported the project, had forgotten that they were doing this.

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We need a revival of adventure games. I'm sick of the CoDs and Battlefronts.

I bought Tesla Effect two years ago, but haven't played it yet. I really should.

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We need a revival of adventure games.

We kind of did get a revival of adventure games, that even increased after Broken Age's Kickstarter, there's quite a few that have been released more recently. Unless you mean in the style of Tex Murphy with live actors, but even that has gotten a few new games lately.

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On 12/5/2017 at 9:59 PM, PlasticFrogCG said:

We need a revival of adventure games. I'm sick of the CoDs and Battlefronts.

I bought Tesla Effect two years ago, but haven't played it yet. I really should.

As @Legolas_Katarn wrote adventure games are doing well these days. Just couple of days ago Wadjet Eye Games teased with yet another adventure game. I personally like Daedalic Entertainment's games and many others great ones can be found from Steam, IndieDB, GOG.com, ...

Games doesn't use full motion video (FMV) much these days. I guess Her Story has been one of the latest and they did it very well.

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On 12/7/2017 at 6:56 PM, Legolas_Katarn said:

We kind of did get a revival of adventure games, that even increased after Broken Age's Kickstarter, there's quite a few that have been released more recently. Unless you mean in the style of Tex Murphy with live actors, but even that has gotten a few new games lately.

 

On 12/8/2017 at 3:04 AM, Doctor said:

As @Legolas_Katarn wrote adventure games are doing well these days. Just couple of days ago Wadjet Eye Games teased with yet another adventure game. I personally like Daedalic Entertainment's games and many others great ones can be found from Steam, IndieDB, GOG.com, ...

Games doesn't use full motion video (FMV) much these days. I guess Her Story has been one of the latest and they did it very well.

I was speaking more in terms of getting them on the AAA stage. It is nice to know that they're going strong in the background, but I'd love to see them get the same attention another Battlefront/Destiny/CoD game would...even if it is wishful thinking because those games a meant to appeal to a wider audience.

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5 hours ago, PlasticFrogCG said:

I was speaking more in terms of getting them on the AAA stage. It is nice to know that they're going strong in the background, but I'd love to see them get the same attention another Battlefront/Destiny/CoD game would...even if it is wishful thinking because those games a meant to appeal to a wider audience.

Hmmh, it would be interesting to see how AAA-budget point&click game would look in 2018 :)

It is great that indie developers are able to create incredible good adventure games these days so I don't personally feel a need for big developers and money to make adventure games at the moment.

Thanks to Terrible Toybox and crowdfunding, we got this - https://thimbleweedpark.com/

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48 minutes ago, Doctor said:

Hmmh, it would be interesting to see how AAA-budget point&click game would look in 2018 :)

It is great that indie developers are able to create incredible good adventure games these days so I don't personally feel a need for big developers and money to make adventure games at the moment.

Thanks to Terrible Toybox and crowdfunding, we got this - https://thimbleweedpark.com/

 

The point and click game is dead. In it's place these days is interactive narratives like Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, Untill Dawn, the Telltale games and the fantastic Life is Srange. Point and click is a thing that only existed because the interactive narrative as we know it now was impossible to to make back then. So to summarise, we don't need point and click games these days because we have something better.

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The point and click game is dead

It's not really dead if we keep getting new ones all the time.

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8 minutes ago, Legolas_Katarn said:

It's not really dead if we keep getting new ones all the time.

 

Well if it not it's should be. For the aforementioned reasons we just don't need them anymore. As a small scale indie project, then ok, such developers have to stuggle with limitations like game deves did back in the day and could be good as long as the storytelling elements are well done. However, for a AAA production today it makes about as much sence as... well, this did in 2015;

 

 

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I'll be honest as always and at this stage point and click as well as FMV games are for the most part a thing of the past...... and that's where they should stay.

 

I remember playing Discworld as well as of some of the old Sierra rpg's games in the past like Kings Quest and Space Quest.  I even remember a CSI game in this style and I enjoyed them but In 2017..... no.

 

Like Shagger said there are far better mechanics for this concept nowadays.

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10 hours ago, Shagger said:

The point and click game is dead. In it's place these days is interactive narratives like Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, Untill Dawn, the Telltale games and the fantastic Life is Srange. Point and click is a thing that only existed because the interactive narrative as we know it now was impossible to to make back then. So to summarise, we don't need point and click games these days because we have something better.

Like @Legolas_Katarn said they are far from dead and I personally happy about that. The games you mentioned sure has different mechanisms but I don't think any of them can replace "traditional" point&click mechanisms but are just alternatives. In the other hand many seems to consider Telltale's games and Life is Strange as a point&click games so the distinction is not always so clear. Thimbleweed Park and others works today just as great as it would have worked in 90's.

I think we need lots of different kind and types of games and not hope any of them to die. It saddens me how badly for example submarine and flight simulation games are doing these days but fortunately at least point&click adventures and space sims / combat games has made a great "comeback".

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