AdventureX 2016

I’m once again helping to run AdventureX, a convention dedicated to narrative and storytelling in gaming. We’ve been running a Kickstarter which has gone pretty well and is allowing my co-organisers Tom and Ali to go out and secure superb speakers and entertainment. The convention is free to attend and will run in London on the … Read moreAdventureX 2016

Adventure Afterlife 20 years of adventure games part 4 – 1995

Adventure Afterlife Part 4 1995 1995 continues the adventure game high of 1994 with a healthy mix of sequels ( mainly from Sierra), licensed games and new IP. Stylistically the games become more confident, with a move toward more cinematic forms of storytelling and love it or loathe it full motion video. FMV is the … Read moreAdventure Afterlife 20 years of adventure games part 4 – 1995

Adventure Afterlife: 20 years of Adventure games Part 3 1994

1994 sits right in the middle of the graphic adventure peak. After the staggeringly prolific 1993, the momentum carried well into the following year with a mix of new games and sequels to established franchises. Thematically there’s a heavy thematic shift towards science fiction, however in both the science fiction games I played through for … Read moreAdventure Afterlife: 20 years of Adventure games Part 3 1994

Adventure Afterlife Part 2 – The adventure games of 1993

I’m starting my Adventure game play-through in 1993, the year after Monkey Island 2 came out. I’d played all the games in my selection before, though not for quite a while. This became evident after purchasing Gabriel Knight off GoG, and I realized I had no music at all. After about 90 gagillion hours I … Read moreAdventure Afterlife Part 2 – The adventure games of 1993