Adventure Gaming Catch-All

Huh. Looks like the series changed hands again. Assemble Entertainment is listed as developer/publisher and not Codemasters who was the rights holder at the time Reloaded was funding (and is still listed as the publisher on GOG).

was it for this, by any chance...

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Has anyone given Bear With Me a try?

garion333 wrote:

Has anyone given Bear With Me a try?

I picked it up in a Steam sale bundle, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

benign1 wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Has anyone given Bear With Me a try?

I picked it up in a Steam sale bundle, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Modern life is tough, isn't it?

garion333 wrote:

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Has anyone given Bear With Me a try?

No, but my fiancee would love this. Thanks for sharing.

Cyan is cooking up something for the Myst 25th Anniversary:

With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of Myst, Cyan would like to celebrate this journey.

Over the last few years we’ve been working to procure the rights to make all of the Myst games available. As an indie developer, resources are limited for development, and acquiring rights isn’t always an option. But we managed to finally talk to all the right people and departments and put some funding together to try to make it happen. With agreements in place, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be releasing updated (for Windows 10) versions of all the Myst games later this year!

And for those of you who are interested, we wanted to create a physical collection in a unique package with a cool artifact — a limited, collectors edition, only available for the 25th anniversary. Stay tuned.

I'm not a super fan of the Myst series (love the aesthetics but generally find them too obtuse for my taste) but as someone who likes gaming history it's been super disappointing to see the 3rd and 4th game unavailable digitally due to whatever legal issues there are with Ubisoft and Presto to get them available again. So it's cool to hear that Cyan's got the rights (at least temporarily) to make the whole series available!

shoptroll wrote:

I'm not a super fan of the Myst series (love the aesthetics but generally find them too obtuse for my taste) but as someone who likes gaming history it's been super disappointing to see the 3rd and 4th game unavailable digitally due to whatever legal issues there are with Ubisoft and Presto to get them available again. So it's cool to hear that Cyan's got the rights (at least temporarily) to make the whole series available!

Agreed. If they build in a nice hint system I would certainly check them out.

Now can we get please get some remastered Zork Myst-likes?

shoptroll wrote:

Cyan is cooking up something for the Myst 25th Anniversary:

...And for those of you who are interested, we wanted to create a physical collection in a unique package with a cool artifact — a limited, collectors edition, only available for the 25th anniversary. Stay tuned.

I'm not usually one for collector's editions, but the pewter squee on my desk says there's virtually no way I'll be able to resist that. Time to start saving up...

PaladinTom wrote:

Now can we get please get some remastered Zork Myst-likes?

Probably too much to ask from Activision, but I'd be all in for those as well. Only, how to remaster all that FMV? (I guess that applies somewhat to Myst as well...)

New game incoming from the Primorida team:

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I thought we'd mentioned this game in the thread previously, but I went back a few pages, and couldn't find anything. We need to talk about.... The Darkside Detective

I've just wrapped it up, and it's great. Point and click adventure game, pixel art, no voice acting, simple gameplay (seriously, this from the woman who usually has a walkthrough all the time: trust me, it's really not hard at all). Hilarious jokes (some fourth wall breaking), great atmosphere (Ben Prunty soundtrack!). The story is quirky and the writing is brilliant with some great oneliners.
The post-credits art promised us a second game if they sell enough copies, and I really hope there is one. The game is short, about three hours, and completely "bite sized" as it's cut up in 6 separate cases (and a bonus Christmas case!).
Well worth your time, and going on my GOTY list.

neat! I've been meaning to check that one out at some point. I'll move it further up the "to do" list

No Mac support? Booo!

(Totally understand why they can't afford to do that, though.)

pyxistyx wrote:

Also...

The $1,000 tier may be the best thing I've ever seen on kickstarter. All the cool swag plus a truly unique original art that you might have never even seen before? swoon!

Lack of OSTs in those tiers makes me sad. Also kinda sad that Ubisoft never had interest in getting III and IV onto GOG.

Minarchist wrote:
pyxistyx wrote:

Also...

The $1,000 tier may be the best thing I've ever seen on kickstarter. All the cool swag plus a truly unique original art that you might have never even seen before? swoon!

Early bird gets the 1k tier. Only 25 of those were available and they’re all gone!... amazing.
I knew this project was in the works (probably thanks to this thread), but didn’t know it’s be a Kickstarter. Count me in!