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  • It Came From The Desert: giant ants from the 50s

    It Came From The Desert: giant ants from the 50s

    5th July 2022action, adventure
    It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies ...
  • Simon The Sorcerer: point and click humor

    Simon The Sorcerer: point and click humor

    25th June 2022adventure
    Simon the Sorcerer is adventure game designed by Simon Woodroffe, developed and published by Adventure Soft and released in 1993. Often overlooked, Simon The Sorcerer is one of the finest point & click adventure games ever designed for DOS. In an era dominated by LucasFilm Games (later renamed LucasArts) and Sierra, ...
  • Space Questing with Sierra On-Line

    Space Questing with Sierra On-Line

    21st May 2022adventure
    Space Quest games are all somewhat "abandoned". Sierra is defunct and no one is maintaining the old Space Quest games. (Un)fortunately a few digital stores have Space Quest games in their catalog (see GOG) and that's why almost all Sierra games on Abandonware DOS aren't available for download.The ...
  • The Zork universe: an underground empire

    The Zork universe: an underground empire

    7th May 2022adventure
    Zork is one of the most popular text-adventures and one of the first interactive fiction games ever created. The first Zork was developed in the seventies and ported on various platform by Infocom in the early 80s. Infocom was one of the most prolific developers of text-adventures for home ...
  • Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    5th March 2022adventure, RPG
    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire is a the second chapter in the Quest for Glory series. Trial by Fire is an adventure game with RPG elements (at the very start the player must choose a class from the three available: fighter, wizard, thief) set in a fantasy setting inspired ...
  • Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    12th February 2022adventure, RPG
    Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is ...
  • Loom: a fantasy adventure by Lucasfilm

    Loom: a fantasy adventure by Lucasfilm

    29th January 2022adventure
    Loom is one of the first graphic adventures released by Lucasfilm Games. It was designed by Brian Moriarty and it follows a fantasy theme. There's no inventory and it lacks classic commands like "look", "take", etc. You can play tunes using a combination of notes in order to interact with ...
  • Cadaver and Cadaver: The Payoff

    Cadaver and Cadaver: The Payoff

    20th November 2021action, adventure
    Cadaver (and the expansion Cadaver: The Payoff) is a blend of adventure and platform game developed by Bitmap Brothers. The gameplay reminds me of the glorious Head over Heels with a few differences: a fantasy setting, an inventory and the fact that you can die... and I died a lot ...
  • Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    23rd October 2021adventure
    Cruise for a Corpse is a point and click adventure game developed by Delphine Software, the same guys behind Flashback, Operation Stealth and Future Wars.Cruise for a Corpse borrows heavily from Agatha Christie style and it's entirely set on a single cruise ship. If you like detective stories, go ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    18th September 2021adventure
    Legend of Kyrandia is the first installment of the series of the same name. Kyrandia is a classic point & click adventure game set in a fantasy world; it was developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin in 1992.There are different versions of the original Legend of Kyrandia. One ...
  • Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    11th September 2021adventure
    Magnetic Scrolls was a British video game company active between 1984 and 1992. It was one of the most acclaimed interactive fiction developers of the 1980s and developed games such as The Pawn, Fish!, Guild of Thieves.Based In: United Kingdom United Kingdom Founded By: Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon, Hugh Steers Established ...
  • 1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    24th July 2021action, adventure, strategy
    30 years ago, computer gaming was growing slowly. Computers like the C64 and the Spectrum were the main source of digital amusement among Home Computer owners. Finally after a few disappointing years, in 1986 a handful of interesting games began to conquer the PC public:Archon was an hybrid between an ...
  • Games set in South America

    Games set in South America

    12th June 2021adventure
    Video games set in South America usually involve Inca or Aztec cultures and mythology. Typical South American settings and cliches are: the jungle, the Amazon, ancient temples, guerrilla warfare, petty dictators, etc.Here's a few of them:Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures  Windows 3.x 1996 LucasArts Flight of the ...
  • Telarium: early interactive fiction

    Telarium: early interactive fiction

    5th June 2021adventure
    Telarium was known for interactive fiction adventure games with graphics. Their adventure games were almost all based on novels such as Farenheit 451 and Rendez Vous With Rama. Telarium often cooperated with the authors of those books.Based in: U.S.A. Established in: 1984 Closed in: 1987 gamegenrereleasedAmazonadventure1984Dragon Worldadventure1984Farenheit 451...
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    29th May 2021adventure
    "There was so much potential for a decent game within Plan 9's dire plot and general naffness that the game seems a real cop-out. I'm a real fan of all those awful B-movies, and likes of The Creature From The Black Lagoon and King Kong are just gagging for ...
  • Collector's info: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

    Collector's info: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

    15th May 2021adventure, big box PC games
    Infocom interactive fiction games are fondly remembered by fans not only for their quality, but also for the sheer number of "feelies" (physical items) you could find in each original big box.Leather Goddesses of Phobos, a sci-fi humorous text adventure, came with some of the most peculiar feelies ever. ...
  • LA Law: The Computer Game

    LA Law: The Computer Game

    8th May 2021adventure
    LA Law: The Computer Game is an abandoned adventure game based on the popular TV series from the 80s and 90s. L.A. Law. LA Law was developed by Synergistic Software and released by Capstone in 1992. LA Law plays like a multiple choice adventure game where you have to build ...
  • Collector's info: Bureaucracy

    Collector's info: Bureaucracy

    11th March 2021adventure, big box PC games
    Infocom interactive fiction games are fondly remembered by fans not only for their quality, but also for the sheer number of "feelies" (physical items) you could find in each original big box.Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of ...
  • The Infocom InfoComics

    The Infocom InfoComics

    8th January 2021adventure
    InfoComics was an engine developed by Infocom, used for a series of adventure games that today would be described as visual novels (something like non-interactive comics). InfoComics weren't much popular and, apparently, were one of the causes that lead to Infocom demise. Infocom published four games based on the Infocomics ...
  • Lure of the Temptress: the first game made with the Virtual Theatre engine

    Lure of the Temptress: the first game made with the Virtual Theatre engine

    31st October 2020adventure
    Lure of the Temptress is an DOS fantasy adventure game, developed by Revolution Software, designed by Dave Cummins and published by Virgin Interactive in 1992. It's available for download. Lure of the Temptress was the first game to use the Virtual Theatre engine, also developed by Revolution Software.