Monday, January 29, 2007

Adventure Game Links

That Indy demo triggered a search for more adventure games and I follow all the links on their site. Here's some good stuff I found:
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Top 10 fan made adventure games

- There's another Indy game in there, a Day of the Tentacle 2 and another Monkey Island!!!

Here are some specific links:

Amberfisharts - home of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 2

Treasure of the Templars

The Indy Experience

Adventure Archiv
(german)

Adventure Developers

Adventure Gamers

Mixnmojo - Sam & Max

Herculean Effort

The Amulet of Kings

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Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth

All artwork, animation, music, sound, story, dialogue and other elements featured on the website and in the game is original and is in no way affiliated with LucasFilm Ltd., LucasArts or George Lucas. Original material related to Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth that has been created by one of the development team (Mark Lovegrove, Shawn Guzzo, Misja van Laatum, Alan Rodrigues, Lorn Conner, Amberle Johnson) remains the property of Screen 7 Entertainment.















How cool is that? "India Jones and the Fountain of Youth" is an ongoing project by the company Screen 7. It's a freeware point & click adventure, and the site has a playable demo ready to download.

I played it yesterday (started it, but have yet to finish it), and it's really good. Anybody who grew up with the amazing LucasArts games like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, the Indy games, etc. will have a smile on their faces when they start playing this game.

Go check it out!
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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Amazing OpenX

Having bought tons of nerdy stuff, I can totally sympathize with this picture:















If you feel the same, check out The Amazing OpenX.

From their site: You know when you buy goodies that are packaged so sealed shut, that you need some serious scissors to open the thing? I hate those. And most of the time, it's a total waste of material. I remember buying a USB memory stick, which is half the size of my index finger. But the package was a big as my feet. Holy moly!

"OpenX® is a new hand held tool specifically designed to safely and easily open plastic packages. Plastic packaging has revolutionized the retail industry. These packages are everywhere. Now a revolutionary tool design is helping consumers catch up! The Amazing OpenX® makes opening those plastic packages safe and easy. But, we've found that it works great at opening a variety of other items!"

You know when you buy goodies that are packaged so sealed shut, that you need some serious scissors to open the thing? I hate those. And most of the time, it's a total waste of material. I remember buying a USB memory stick, which is half the size of my index finger. But the package was a big as my feet. Holy moly!

- found @ gizmodo of course


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How to build your own arcade cabinet



Very cool, check out this movie at Retro Thing.

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