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Sir_Crocodile
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(12-31-2016, 11:20 PM)
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The last few years have seen the rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, as well as digital distribution going from strength to strength, which combined has led to a resurgence in both the number and quality of P&C games. In 2016 there was a substantial amount of work done to the very popular Adventure Game Studio engine which will hopefully see this trend continue.

Gez isn't doing the thread this year as it's so time consuming - I don't blame him, my one is waaaaaaay more bare bones then his, copies his layout, and it's still taken me hours.
If there's games you think look cool that I've missed, please post below and quote me (so I don't miss the message) or PM me, and I'll add it to the upcoming games list. Just give me the name of the game and dev, and I'll find the art/description etc.

I'll omit the steam group details as it seems to be dead (I could see only one post in discussion in the entire 2016 year). Please let me know if it's still alive and kicking and I'm looking in the wrong place or something.


The Point n Click adventure thread of 2016
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2015
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2014
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2013
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2012.
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2011.
Is the graphical text-based adventure game genre completely stone dead?
Point-and-Click Adventure-GAF of LucasArts, Sierra, and hair-pulling puzzles
Recommend me some point and click adventure games
thread of point-n-click adventure games getting some love (56K!)
Free Adventure Games - The Official Thread of Wonder and Amazement!!
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(12-31-2016, 11:21 PM)
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Anything in italic is my own opinion.

Thimbleweed Park

In a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems.

Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, this proud town once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district, and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now stinks of a desperate longing to be what it once was.

A body has been found in the river, bloated and pixelated from the decay of a death come too soon. Agents Ray and Reyes arrive and are immediately suspicious of each other’s intentions, then a couple of pigeons show up and start talking about the signals and it only gets weirder from there.

A cursed clown, a bitter heiress, and the ghost of pillow salesmen join the story and add their own complications.

Play and switch between all five characters as you explore the vast, strange, and manipulative world of Thimbleweed Park while unraveling a dark and humorous neo-noir mystery.

Solve puzzles dreamed up by the brains of Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of the original point & click adventure game, Maniac Mansion.

Coming in early 2017 to Windows, Mac, Xbox One, and Linux. iOS, Android, and other platforms will follow soon after.

In what is probably the most anticipated P&C game of the year, Ron Gilbert, David Fox, Gary Winnick & Mark Ferrari reunite to make a classic lucasfilm style P&C game in a Twin Peaks vein. Was supposed to be released last year, but ended up being delayed to early 2017.

Unavowed

For six months, you were possessed by a demon. For six months, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Now, finally, you are rescued by the Unavowed – an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil.

You are free, but your world is in tatters. You have no home, no friends, and you are wanted by the police. You can not return to your old life, but perhaps you can start a new one. Join the Unavowed, and learn to fight against the oncoming darkness.

Features:

Choose a male or female protagonist
Choose one of three playable origin stories
Branching storyline
A total of five companion characters to choose from. Each with their own talents and abilities.
Double the resolution of a typical Wadjet Eye Game!
All the usual guff – voice acting, commentary, original music, etc

By Dave Gilbert of Blackwell fame. This will be one he develops totally himself(he also publishes others P&C games via Wadjeteye). Seems to be going for maniac mansion meets bioware (the former in terms of teams with different puzzles, the latter in terms of dialogue - and character gender choice), which should be interesting - there will be romance options if he is able to write them well. So complex he may not get it out in 2017 though - I believe it too was originally scheduled for a 2016 release. He has an interesting talk on the game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvU3Lk9WE5I

Tex Murphy : The Poisoned Pawn

In this fan-made update of Overseer, your client is drop-dead gorgeous. Her father is just plain dead – of an apparent suicide. She’s certain he was murdered and is willing to do anything to prove it. You are Tex Murphy, P.I. – willing to do anything to make rent. Your 3D virtual reality investigation leads you into the heart of a dark secret. An elite team of specialists has created something unspeakable, and each of them is marked for death. Now, only you stand between freedom and the reign of the Overseer.

A Night at Camp Ravenwood

Camp Ravenwood is a dangerous, dirty camp for delinquents, owned by vampires, and run by Switchblade and his cruel and unusual biker gang. By day, the campers are left to activities such as fishing, football, and swimming, but by night, the camp becomes a place where death is around every corner. A headless maniac with an axe stalks the camp, there are aliens and monsters lurking in the woods, and jocks and bikers riding around waiting for any chance they can get to beat you to a pulp. Enter Smoky Bumblerose, Germy Bumblerose, Benny Berkybile, Clancy Swindler, and Franky Flynnigan, five ex-scouts accused of starting forest fires. They must use all of their wits to survive A Night at Camp Ravenwood, but just when things become too dire, help comes in the form of a mysterious witch named Barbara and a troupe of Girl Scouts led by one pissed-off mother.

A P&C with a pretty recognisable style. The developer has captured the Monkey Island Purcell/Ferarri look & vibe pretty well. This is some years late now, so hopefully 2017 will finally be the year it releases.

Syberia 3

After abandoning the island, Kate Walker finds herself adrift on a makeshift boat, rescued by the Youkol people. Determined to escape their common enemies, she decides to help the nomads fulfill their odd ancestral tradition, as they accompany their snow ostriches on their seasonal migration.

The St. Christopher’s School Lockdown

The prestigious St. Christopher’s private school has been seized by its student body. Roughly two hundred teenagers (and even a few primary schoolers), led by the charismatic and headstrong Roger Spencer, have taken their own campus by storm, staging a lock-in protest against severe new financial rulings. Barricaded within the building and facing pressure from the police, the government and the media, the young St. Christopher’s crusaders are going to find out how quickly things can go from bad to worse…

Kinky Island

Joey Cormack is having trouble meeting the right girl, but one strange night will leave him on a beautiful tropical island filled to the brim with hot chicks! Help him discover the secret of Kinky Island and put all he’s learned to good use. That is, if he can stop getting distracted and quit daydreaming for any length of time… (probably not!)

Bolt Riley: A Reggae Adventure

You play as Bolt Riley, a poor boy from Trenchtown, Jamaica, who is struggling to survive and has to deal with a gang of Rude Boys. Through a journey of self discovery, of love, friendship, and inspiration, you are introduced to Reggae music, form your band, get inspiration, write and produce your songs and even perform them. The story consists of different chapters each focusing on a different aspect of Bolt Riley’s passage into becoming a Reggae legend. This is the true story of the underdog who breaks out and becomes a worldwide sensation.

Part one is already available on steam early access.

Jenny LeClue

Jenny LeClue is a handcrafted adventure with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and a unique aesthetic. It’s also a coming-of-age story about the blurred lines between right and wrong.
This is a game about your choices and how they affect Jenny and the author’s story. It’s a rich metanarrative with delightful surprises and interactions. Jenny LeClue also explores mature themes, complex characters, and an epic tangled mystery.
You play as Jenny, a brilliant young detective, living in the idyllic college town of Arthurton. Jenny is a sharp-eyed, relentless pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting happens in Arthurton, and Jenny longs for real adventure.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Rogue to Redemption is the story of Shawn O’Conner, a young man living on the streets of Sardonia. On one fateful night, he is given the chance to make a new future for himself – or die trying.

The mysterious castle of Hero-University is full of danger, but also filled with opportunity. There are chances to make friends, acquire wealth, and learn the skills that a young rogue needs to succeed.

Shawn can look for romance or search for lost treasure. He can help others or focus upon his own goals. When he learns the truth of his father’s death, will he seek the path of vengeance or that of forgiveness?

This year? Maybe? Finally? Bueller?

Full Throttle Remastered

One minute you’re on the road, riding. Then some guy in a suit comes along, says he’s got a deal for you and your gang. But when you come to, you’ve got a lump on your head, the law on your back, and a feeling in your gut that the road you’re on is about to get a lot rougher… Beat up, busted, mad. Ben’s been double-crossed before. But this time they messed with his gang, they trashed his bike, and they’re about to come back for more. What they’re all gonna get is up to you.

A remake of Tim Schafer's short but sweet '95 classic by the man himself.

SpaceVenture

When the spaceport “facilities” are backed up and stuff’s about to hit the fan… When someone’s darling little spawn tries to flush their pet Narblitz down the john… When your life support ducts are in need of , er…life support… It’s time to call in a professional! Who is that professional you might ask? Enter
Ace Hardway, plumber to the stars. An intergalactic Mr. Fix-it armed with his trusty wrench, duct tape, and an impressive ‘norge’, Ace fearlessly plunges into adventure, rooting-out trouble wherever he smells it. Yeah… unclogging wormholes is a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Like Hero U, this has had a troubled development. Seems close to done now, so hopefully we'll see this P&C from the developers of Space Quest in 2017.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a classic puzzle adventure game where you play Ruth, a young woman living alone on a remote farm in a faraway fjord in 1920's Norway.

Life is hard, work is tough, and Ruth wonders; Is this the life I want?

Then one day a huge spaceship arrives, turning her world upside-down.

Milkmaid is a game with a heartfelt story of a young woman breaking free and finding her own place in the universe, all wrapped up in lovely 90s style handcrafted graphics.

CAYNE

CAYNE is an isometric, point-and-click adventure video game in development by THE BROTHERHOOD. Mom-to-be, Hadley, has woken up to the horrors of a medical facility. Taking control, the player explores and interacts with the environment, uses and combines items that are found to progress deeper into the world. CAYNE is set in the STASIS universe and sets out to tell an original story in the STASIS series.

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a visually-rich 2D point and click adventure game inspired by the great ‘90s classics such as 'Monkey Island', 'Day of the Tentacle', 'Sam & Max: Hit the Road' and 'Tony Tough'. The game has a strong sense of humour, but isn't shy about dealing with mature and non-politically correct themes.
- More than 40 hand-illustrated and digitally colored locations, enriched by dozens of nerd quotes.
- Tons of clever puzzles and inventory objects to collect!
- Play as Skinny, a teen-skeleton with an impertinent attitude and a sparkling wit, willing to do anything to save his best friend’s soul from eternal damnation!

Dropsy - The Yeti's Curse

A substantial update to the original game (this is not a new game and the update is free for people who own the game). Should be dropping in January. The original was one of my favourite P&C games of 2016.

Paradigm

Paradigm is a surreal point-and-click adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic world of Krusz; a land inspired by a mix of Eastern Europe and the 70’s and 80’s.
You play as the unattractive yet over-confident mutated Paradigm; who must prevail through inconvenient trials to overcome the insecure yet tyrannical sloth antagonist, Olof!

Blue Volta

Blue Volta is a classic point-and-click, third-person graphic adventure. It features extraordinary evocative settings and fully freehand drawn graphics.
The player will take Zeno, The Last Librarian, through a life-changing trip. The quest for an ancient volume will steal Zeno away from the sleepy routine of the Citadel of Knowledge. Along the way, he will confront ancient secrets and explore mysterious places teeming with wondrous creatures and enthralling puzzles seamlessly interlocked with the story.

Herald

Herald is a choice-driven adventure game set during an alternate 19th century in which the West is united as a colonial superpower: the Protectorate.
Help tell the story of Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage who became steward on board of the HLV Herald, a merchant ship set for his country of birth.
As Devan it is your job to keep the peace among the crew and passengers by resolving their daily squabbles. Set during a time of widespread inequality and injustice, you are challenged to uncover a great mystery that surrounds the Herald's perilous voyage.

Herald will be released in four 'books'. The base game, consisting of Book I & II will have around 4 hours of gameplay and is scheduled to release Q1 2017. Book III & IV are already in pre-production and will be released as purchasable DLC for the base game at a later date. Together, the four books tell the entire story of Devan's journey on board the Herald.

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD

Nelly Cootalot, fearsome pirate and lover of tiny and adorable creatures, is charged by the spirit of a dead buccaneer to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fleet of birds known as spoonbeaks. Her adventure will bring her face to face with the nefarious Baron Widebeard as she uncovers corruption and wanton punning in the Barony of Meeth.

This is a developer going back to his original game and sprucing it up for sale, like Dave Gilbert did with The Shivah. You can get the original AGS version here free if you want to see if it's your cup of tea: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk...ames/game/860/

The Tale of Doris and the Dragon

The Tale of Doris and the Dragon is an episodic, point-and-click adventure game series featuring an elderly lady named Doris who finds herself in Purgatory after passing away on earth.
Episode 1 is already available.

Tokyo Dark

Detective Itō`s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Itō to confront her past and question her own sanity.
Tokyo Dark is a sidescrolling point and click mystery adventure game for Windows and Mac.

As Detective Itō you'll explore Tokyo - following leads, collecting clues, and making difficult decisions with far-reaching consequences.

Tokyo Dark features a huge number of dialogue choices and interactions that affect character attributes and change the outcome of the story. Unlike a visual novel, you’ll control Detective Itō directly as you explore Tokyo, trying to balance your professional duty, personal life, and sanity.

Twelve Minutes

What is Twelve Minutes?
ME: “You know Groundhog day?”
YOU: “Yes.”
ME: “Ok, so it’s the same idea.”
ME: “You come home from work and have dinner with your wife. A cop shows up, beats you up and you pass out.”
ME: “You then wake up at the start of the same evening.”
ME: “You now have to use the knowledge of what you know is going to happen, to change the outcome and break the loop.”
ME: “The loop lasts twelve minutes. The game is in real-time and everything happens in your apartment.”
ME: “Oh, and the game takes about 6 hours to complete…if you are good at puzzle games.”
YOU: “So if you last twelve minutes and stop the cop you win the game?”
ME: “Oh no, the cop arrives about four minutes into the loop.”
ME: “It’s like if Bill Murray was getting killed at breakfast in Groundhog day.”
ME: “If he managed to survive he would then realize the loop actually lasts 24 hours and resets no matter what.”
YOU: “Oh…I see.”
YOU: “So what is the objective? How do I know when I have ‘won’ the game?”
ME: “The game never tells you what to do.”
ME: “There are no clear objectives, the idea is that you do what you believe is the right thing to ‘fix’ the loop.”

Detective Gallo

In the darkness enveloping a city like any other, five exotic plants are the victims of a shocking event. There's no doubt, it’s a multiple plant murder.
The city is not particularly shocked by the tragic incident, but a multi-billionaire is willing to pay an outrageous amount of money to solve the mystery.
And who, if not Detective Gallo, can accept the challenge (and the generous advance of his client)? For the most cynical and sarcastic detective there is, a case that starts as a trivial domestic accident will turn out to be the most intricate investigation his cactus (!) has ever seen...

Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test.

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a point-and-click adventure game set in a world filled with mystery and charm and inspired by the classics of the genre–games like Gabriel Knight, Grim Fandango, and The Longest Journey.
Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders–which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial court and the empress herself.

Elsinore

On a summer night, the Danish noblewoman Ophelia awakens from a terrible vision: in four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. Even worse, she's been thrown into a time loop from which she cannot escape. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia determines to do everything in her power to change the future.

Elsinore is a time-looping adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Elsinore combines strong social simulation elements, a dynamic story that reacts immediately to player decisions, and a world full of diverse characters with secrets to uncover. Can Ophelia prevent the tragedy that lies before her?

Gibbous - A Cthulu Adventure

Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure (PC, Mac, Linux) is a comedy point 'n click love letter to classic-era Lucas adventures, HP Lovecraft, Hitchcock and many, many others. A lighthearted spoof of the Cthulhu Mythos, Gibbous will have you controlling 3 protagonists, dealing with strange cultists, ancient voodoo, and Dead Cthulhu himself. Well, "dead" is just a matter of opinion...

Everything revolves around the dreaded Necronomicon and how it affects the protagonists' lives. Grizzled detective Don R. Ketype wants it because he always gets his man (or book); and easy going, easy living librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon it and accidentally transforms his cat, Kitteh, into a talking abomination, thus setting on a quest to return her back to cathood.

Guard Duty

When a teenage apprentice stumbles upon his father’s collection of Demonic literature he learns of a long forgotten ancient ritual, a recipe for destruction, death and the promise of immortality. With evil in his eyes and a charcoal dusting underneath, the apprentice embarks on the journey of a lifetime, one reaching far across the depths of time and space.

Take control of the first dynamic duo with a heritage line spanning multiple millennia! Destiny speaks of two men that can stop the young soon-to-be ruler of the world, well, more like one and a half men:
Agent Starborn, time travelling Lieutenant General of the Guardians of New Haven!
...and Tondbert, Night’s Watchmen of Wrinklewood, part time drunk and three quarter dwarf.
Gameplay

As you puzzle your way through this unique three act story you will get to do things like: Catapulting across large open spaces, saving a Knight from a giant Sandworm, and even TRAVELING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE.

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Lamplight City

The Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, Lamplight City - the thriving port city of New Bretagne is a beacon of progress and industrial advancement in the New World. Yet beneath the promises of a shining 19th-century future, the city rests upon foundations of poverty, class struggle, and crime.

For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?

Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past.

Features:
- Five cases to solve, each with multiple potential suspects, false leads, and lasting consequences.
- Single click interface and no inventory (gather clues in your casebook)
- An entire fictional city with four boroughs to explore, each with their own unique flavor.
- Heavily inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens.
From the chap who made A Golden Wake and Shardlight.

Legend of Hand

A quirky point and click adventure game with RPG elements set in a Far-East inspired world! Influenced by adventure classics and martial arts beat ‘em up games of the 80's and 90's.

LUNA - The Shadow Dust

Behind the veil of reality, lies an enchanted world. When the world lost its balance, it fell upon a boy to take on an unexpected journey.
Until the moon rises again, the order of the world will not be restored. One can not go back in time to correct his mistake.
Whatever happened is irreversible…or is it?

Together with our main character and his mystery friend, players will experience an unique adventure that requires both courage and determination. Enter the ancient tower that stands at the edge of world, help the character bring back his lost memories and find out the darkest secret beyond the tower itself.

Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements

D'Arc is sixteen years old. He has trained extensively in the elemental arts for the past decade of his young life, under the discerning eyes of the Mage Masters of Iginor. Confined to an existence of academics and magical mastery in their towering hall, the inquisitive initiate often wonders what it would be like to set foot outside in the world he has been secluded from; a world that his Masters deeply shun.
Train your mental and magical mindset in the Reading Hall.

As with all young Mage initiates in training, D'Arc's moment of reckoning arrives and he is summoned to the Hallowed Hall, where the four Mage Masters put him to the test. D'Arc is tasked with completing three quests which will test his magical and mental strength to full capacity. He must return to the Mage's Tower bearing a symbol of proof that he has conquered each task: a lock of hair from priestess, the unspoiled shell of griffon's egg, and the horn of a tricorn.

Join D'Arc on a perilous journey across the medieval land of Iginor. Brave the perilous forest where redcap goblins stalk. Trek across a barren and lawless desert wasteland. Navigate over vast bodies of water where evil masquerades as beauty. And ascend beyond the lofty mountain peaks where the mysterious and hostile race of Flyterians dwell. It is time for D'arc to prove himself. Succeed and he shall be initiated as a fully-fledged Mage, gaining the respect of his Masters and peers.
This appears to be a P&C/RPG hybrid in the Quest for Glory style.

Octopus City Blues

The Ghost in a Bottle Zaibatsu is pleased to announce Octopus City Blues, the authentic Octopus City simulation. For people unacquainted with Octopus City simulation genre, the simulation resembles adventure games of yore, immersing players in a fascinating setting filled with unusual characters. We place special emphasis on exploration, replay value and the consequences of choices.

Assume the role of Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged octopus blood junkie and tentacle trimmer, living in a city built around a giant octopus. Kaf has succumbed to bizarre nightmares about a world populated by twisted creatures. To aid the inhabitants of his dreams, he must explore the underside of the towering metropolis and learn more about the seedy lives of its citizens. Along the way he becomes entangled in a conspiracy with far-reaching implications for Octopus City.
Seems to have combat elements, but it may just be a minigame.

Quest for Infamy: Roehm to Ruin

A prequel to Quest For Infamy, Roehm to Ruin lets us see how the ne'er-do-well Mr. Roehm found himself having to flee the baron's wrath.

Roehm to Ruin follows the story behind Mister Roehm’s escape from the Baron’s Castle. After hearing of an illustrious gathering of many wealthy and rich individuals at the Baron’s castle, Roehm decides to crash the party and try to swindle a few valuables and goodies for himself. Although he ends up getting more than he bargained for.

Starr Mazer

Starr Mazer is a modernized fusion of 2 classic genres: The point-and-click (PNC) adventure and horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up (SHMUP). The game is highly replayable as both the PNC story and SHMUP levels of each playthrough are procedurally generated and significantly different each time. In this regard it is different from traditional PNC Adventures, which were linear in their storytelling and did not yield anything new on subsequent playthroughs.

The narrative progression of each playthrough uses Open-Middled Gameplay (OMG!) in that the story modules kick off predictably and the endings are varied and satisfying, but what happens in between is up to the predetermination of the story creation algorithm as well as the choices the player makes, performance in the SHMUP segments and a host of other environmental / chronological / enigmatic variables.

Though procedural, both the PNC and SHMUP segments of Starr Mazer are highly crafted to provide an engaging, beautiful, exciting and replayable experience. Great care has been put into the modular PNC story engine and SHMUP level assembly.

TSIOQUE

TSIOQUE is a hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animated 2D adventure game.
Escape the clutches of an Evil Wizard and discover the secrets hidden within the spellbound castle of your ancestors.

Many dangers await. You will laugh, you will be scared, you will embark on an adventure and regain your freedom.
But will you truly be ready for it?

Unforeseen Incidents

The world is threatened by a deadly virus. The highly contagious disease is spreading relentlessly, the survival of mankind is at stake. Amid this apocalyptic disaster, young Harper Pendrell receives a message that leads him on a journey full of mysteries, inexplicable questions, and terrifying revelations. Before he knows it, Harper finds himself in the middle of an adventure which affects the future of the whole human race.

Unforeseen Incidents is a humorous point and click mystery adventure in a beautifully hand-painted 2D world. On his journey, Harper explores plenty of intriguing locations, meets a lot of interesting characters, and unveils some conspiratorial dark secrets behind the ongoing catastrophe that threatens to exterminate all humankind.

Join Harper on his adventure and experience twisted humor, witty dialog, and demanding puzzles in a thrilling new adventure from Backwoods Entertainment and Application Systems Heidelberg.

Whispers of a Machine

A few generations from now, the world has regressed to a pre-industrialisation state. At one point between now and then, mankind opted to discontinue all use of advanced robotics and artificially intelligent computers. The reason was a growing, global concern about the potentially catastrophic emergence of a self-aware, super intelligent AI-entity; the singularity.
This caused a worldwide technological collapse.

We play Vera, a federal homicide detective sent to rural outpost Nordsund, to investigate a string of murders.

Vera will soon discover that the victims and their murderers are factions in a war about technology and religion. While some want to awake the AI-god, seen as a last deity in a godless world, others are vehement technophobes.

Whispers of a Machine will feature handpainted 640x360 graphics, an exciting story with existential twists, and multiple endings.
The writer of this is the same guy who wrote The Samaritan Paradox I believe.

Memoranda

Memoranda is a 2D point & click adventure game for PC, Mac and Linux. It has more than 40 scenes, 30 characters and lots of puzzles like all famous classic point and click adventure games. The game script is inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short stories and elements of about 30 stories are used to make the storyline more interesting. If someone is familiar with Murakami’s world he can guess that the game has a magical realism theme and he’d face some strange incidents. For example you’ll meet a dead but moving soldier from WWII or an elephant hiding in a cottage and looking forward to turning into a human being. Most of the characters have something in common and that’s about Losing! Someone lost his mind and someone has just lost a sack of magical tobacco!

Agatha Knife

Agatha suffers from insomnia, enjoys eating meat, loves animals, and works in the abattoir of her mother's butcher. Having to kill the animals you love in order to eat their meat is somewhat complicated, right? Agatha thinks so as she faces this dilemma every day. She needs to find a solution so she can make her animals happy while they surrender with no fear to the adorable little butcher and her sharp knives and saws. And religion is the answer.

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Any sci-fi/cyberpunk games in the vein of Beneath A Steel Sky or Gemini Rue on the horizon?
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(12-31-2016, 11:33 PM)
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Gonna try and finish up batman telltale in the next day or so.
As is it is a nice take on the Batman mythos, so if you don't mind Telltale's simple gameplay, and the jankiness of its engine, def. give it a try.
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(12-31-2016, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kayhan

Any sci-fi/cyberpunk games in the vein of Beneath A Steel Sky or Gemini Rue on the horizon?

Not that I've seen, though I'm still trawling through next years release lists for games to add to the above.

Did you play Technobabylon ?

Originally Posted by Tizoc

Gonna try and finish up batman telltale in the next day or so.
As is it is a nice take on the Batman mythos, so if you don't mind Telltale's simple gameplay, and the jankiness of its engine, def. give it a try.

I'm waiting for a very hefty sale (at least 70% off) sale for batman.

Normally I buy adventure games day one, but Telltale don't deserve anything close to full price for this low-effort release.
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(12-31-2016, 11:39 PM)
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I have not played Technobabylon.
Sir_Crocodile
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(12-31-2016, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kayhan

I have not played Technobabylon.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/307580/

Generally considered one of the best P&C games of last year.
Ignore the bit about being by the same studio as Gemini Rue and Blackwell though, it's from the same publisher, the developer is different.
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(12-31-2016, 11:48 PM)
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FUUUUUCK that's a good subtitle. Good Job, OP.

Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile


Generally considered one of the best P&C games of last year.
Ignore the bit about being by the same studio as Gemini Rue and Blackwell though, it's from the same publisher, the developer is different.

I need to get back to that. The DNA splicing puzzle killed all momentum for me in a game I was otherwise enjoying. Shardlight, though, that's a great Wadjet Eye game from last year.
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I loved shardlight. Only issues were that it was somewhat easy, and the ending where
I chose to let Denton live and the game pretty much said I made a mistake. Which is really a case of poor writing on the game's side, as Denton doesn't seem like a horrible person. Just a minor beef, but since it's right at the end it slightly makes the whole experience a bit sour, even though the other 99% of the game was very well written.
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Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile

I loved shardlight. Only issues were that it was somewhat easy, and the ending where
I chose to let Denton live and the game pretty much said I made a mistake. Which is really a case of poor writing on the game's side, as Denton doesn't seem like a horrible person. Just a minor beef, but since it's right at the end it slightly makes the whole experience a bit sour, even though the other 99% of the game was very well written.

Yeah, the way they handled the endings was fairly rough, literally just: choose one of these 3 things! Luckily I had a save right before so I just ran through them all
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Thanks for the new thread Sir_Crocodile! Thimbleweed Park is probably my most anticipated game for 2017.

My final game finished in 2016 was The Dig. Originally played the demo more than 20 years ago, and I remember how mature it seemed at the time. It holds up as a pretty good adventure game, but those puzzles can get pretty tough so I did use a guide a couple of times to keep the game moving along. Robert Patrick's voice was great as Commander Low - he should definitely do more game VO.

Long live adventure games in 2017!
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Thanks for the new thread, you might wanna ask a mod to end the previous thread with a link to this one for the subscribers.
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Was wondering why the last thread was locked.
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Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile

Not that I've seen, though I'm still trawling through next years release lists for games to add to the above.

Did you play Technobabylon ?



I'm waiting for a very hefty sale (at least 70% off) sale for batman.

Normally I buy adventure games day one, but Telltale don't deserve anything close to full price for this low-effort release.

Fair enough, I'd usually wait for that when it comes to Telltale games, but I was really interested in Batman that I broke my rule XP
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Lots to look forward to this year, like Jenny Leclue (finally!), Thimbleweed Park, Night in the Woods, Apartment: A Separated Place (hopefully). Anyone have a link to what's new in Dropsy? That's been on my radar ever since Danielle Riendeau compared it to Undertale and said it was a stronger treatment of similar themes.
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Originally Posted by iiicon

Lots to look forward to this year, like Jenny Leclue (finally!), Thimbleweed Park, Night in the Woods, Apartment: A Separated Place (hopefully). Anyone have a link to what's new in Dropsy? That's been on my radar ever since Danielle Riendeau compared it to Undertale and said it was a stronger treatment of similar themes.

Nothing... yet!

There's a free update, previously titled "The Beach Update", now called The Yeti's Curse due out next month... though checking the forums, they say it might be late.

It's a shame, I really like of what little Dropsy I've played, but now I've been waiting over a year for this update, wanting to play a narrative game, you know, when all the narrative is in it. If you are at all interested in the game, definitely buy it now while it's only $2.50
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That's a really impressive lineup.
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Nice title and good list. :)
Hope we have a great year for the point & click games.
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Thanks for taking the reins, Sir_Crocodile, and thanks to Card Boy (Gez) for making the thread the past couple years.

2017 looks to be another very good year. I'm so terribly behind - I probably played just two or three adventures released in 2016. Doesn't look like I'll catch up anytime soon. :/
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I'll throw in a mention for this weird little visual novel I got on sale called Three Fourths Home. Seems like a really interesting atmosphere, and only a couple bucks.
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Kathy Rain or Shardlight or Orwell or Anna's Quest?

I'm leaning towards Kathy Rain or Anna's Quest. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by The Illiterati

Kathy Rain or Shardlight or Orwell or Anna's Quest?

I'm leaning towards Kathy Rain or Anna's Quest. Thoughts?

I've only just started Kathy Rain, but Kathy rides a motorcycle on the area select screen so it has my vote.
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Originally Posted by The Illiterati

Kathy Rain or Shardlight or Orwell or Anna's Quest?

I'm leaning towards Kathy Rain or Anna's Quest. Thoughts?

I enjoyed Kathy Rain the most so it gets my vote.
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Thimbleweed Park and Syberia III are the two big ones for me this year.
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So looking forward to Thimbleweed Park, so far the best Kickstarter I have ever backed -- the dev blog alone would have been worth the money in my book, and the game looks great, too.

Also interested in Unavowed and The Devil's Men but the latter is probably dead? :/
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Came in looking for wadget eye games.

Thanks.

Also, play technobabylon. I will pimp this game every single chance i get. WHAT A GAME!!
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For those that backed Memoranda, check your e-mail, they sent Beta build keys you can redeem on Steam.
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Subscribed!

Very thankfull for this threads because I felt in love with the genre all over again. It really is the last bastion of good videogame stories.
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Some nice stuff there.

I guess The Last Night is coming out never? :P

I really need to finish up VA11-HALLA one day, and also start Technobabylon...
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OOh Cayne looks neat, loved Stasis a lot.
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Syberia III is a long time coming, holy shit. I played the 2nd one years ago.
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Syberia III is a long time coming, holy shit. I played the 2nd one years ago.

I played it in 2004!
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Originally Posted by The Illiterati

I played it in 2004!

Hope 3 is good too! I should replay 1&2 sometime. When is 3 coming out anyway?
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Hope 3 is good too! I should replay 1&2 sometime. When is 3 coming out anyway?

I still think it's just 2017.

Due to the two votes, I bought Kathy Rain. Thanks!
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Does Orwell have a lot of 3D sections?
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I've been remiss in my point and clicking; hardly played PC games in 2016. I'll try to make 2017 a more aventure-y year.
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Kinda got freaked out that the old thread got closed without a link to this one. Was wondering what happened. Any way, happy new year to you guys again!

So I never played the Tex Murphy games, so I'm confused about whether I should skip Mean Streets because of Overseer. I think I've heard that it's pretty excruciating to play for modern days. Should I just go Overseer -> Martian Memorandum etc?

Also seeing how nice Poisoned Pawn is looking, I might wait for that..
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Thanks for taking the time to make the thread!
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Originally Posted by Greatest Ever

Does Orwell have a lot of 3D sections?

None at all.
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just played Contradiction, that was damn good and I didn't think I would like a FMV game that much.(well I can't say that I liked Her Story)

What else can I play that's in the same vein?
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Originally Posted by The Silver

just played Contradiction, that was damn good and I didn't think I would like a FMV game that much.(well I can't say that I liked Her Story)

What else can I play that's in the same vein?

Phoenix Wright and Dangan-Ronpa, if you're not animu-awerse.
Gabriel Knight 2
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Definitely interested in Unavowed because I love the adventures these studios create with that engine(Kathy Rain, Technobabylon, Gemini Rue, etc). Then again Jennifer Hepler is not exactly a well renowned writer. So we'll see.
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Originally Posted by Knurek

Phoenix Wright and Dangan-Ronpa, if you're not animu-awerse.
Gabriel Knight 2

Well I meant more FMVs, I already played the 1st two.


Gabriel Knight 2 I'll get into next though.
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Guys, do you know of some good adventure games on Android? I have some on iOS, but I'm getting a new Android phone and would like some recommendations. Sadly, not all of the Wadjet Eye games were ported.
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Daedalic's State of Mind should be coming out in 2017 aswell (i remember reading that they would announce a release date soon'ish). I'm looking forward to it as it seems to be somewhat different from their usual adventures.

Hopefully, Daedalic will also release The Devil's Men this year. It's been announced long time ago but we haven't heard much since then. Love the artstyle on that game. There is also Daedalic's The Pillars of the Earth, which has a beautiful artstyle aswell.

I'm not the biggest fan of Daedalic's adventure games in general but i have high hopes for these 3 games.

Also, Memoranda looks very interesting. It's inspired by some short stories of Haruki Murakami, which is one of my favourite writers.
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Originally Posted by Dalibor68

Definitely interested in Unavowed because I love the adventures these studios create with that engine(Kathy Rain, Technobabylon, Gemini Rue, etc). Then again Jennifer Hepler is not exactly a well renowned writer. So we'll see.

Personally, I think the criticism of Hepler is overblown. She wrote some junk(poor DA2 Anders), but she also wrote some of the best parts of Dragon Age: Origins. Most people shit on her because of what she has said outside of what she wrote.
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I hope

Unavowed
St. Christopher’s Lockdown
Kinky Island
Bolt Riley
Blue Volta

All hit PSN at some point in the future.

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Ok, I've just finished the "upcoming games". I won't be adding more unless I find out about a game in the course of my normal browsing or unless someone tells me about one due out this year.

Originally Posted by wouwie

Daedalic's State of Mind should be coming out in 2017 aswell (i remember reading that they would announce a release date soon'ish). I'm looking forward to it as it seems to be somewhat different from their usual adventures.

Hopefully, Daedalic will also release The Devil's Men this year. It's been announced long time ago but we haven't heard much since then. Love the artstyle on that game. There is also Daedalic's The Pillars of the Earth, which has a beautiful artstyle aswell.

I'm not the biggest fan of Daedalic's adventure games in general but i have high hopes for these 3 games.

Also, Memoranda looks very interesting. It's inspired by some short stories of Haruki Murakami, which is one of my favourite writers.

As far as I could see all of Daedalic's games are still "TBA" - let me know if any of them have been confirmed for 2017.

As for Memoranda, when I went to their site, it said the game was out mid 2015 and the last update in the news section was feb 2015, so not sure if that's supposed to be out this year either.
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I'm not a big P&C type of guy, but I somehow ended up buying the Blackwell games, Dropsy and Technobabylon since they were so cheap, so... I guess it's time for me to become a P&C guy.

How obtuse are the puzzles in these games, should I keep a guide handy just in case? I tend to use guides with games like JRPGs quite often since I want to see as much content as I can on the first playthrough, but I doubt there's much to actually miss in these games, so I dunno.

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