The GWJ Adventure Game Club - Main Thread

There's a lot of great picks on that list!

Been real busy on my end, but thankfully, there's a light at the end of this tunnel and here are this month's results! Our next game will be...

Day of the Tentacle!!

With 14 participants casting a total of 42 votes, folks voted for 3 games on average (vs 3.33 games last month).
Day of the Tentacle placed first with 8 votes (57.14%). Loom and The Red Strings Club shared silver with 6 votes (42.86%). Forgotton Anne made a solid debut, claiming bronze, but sharing it with The Sexy Brutale (5 votes, 35.71%). Subsurface Circular and The Darkside Detective both got 3 votes (21.43%). Finally, Resonance, King's Quest 5 and Technobabylon all shared fifth place with 2 votes each (14.29%).

You'll find the thread for the game over this way. Have fun with it!

Sweeeeet!

Great! I'll cue up Day of the Tentacle for June, though I'll have to speed up my current game of The Pillars of the Earth

Neutrino wrote:

Great! I'll cue up Day of the Tentacle for June, though I'll have to speed up my current game of The Pillars of the Earth :)

Wow, you are SUPER behind. (only poking fun, no fear) Played that one way back when. I hope you're enjoying it!!

Eleima wrote:
Neutrino wrote:

Great! I'll cue up Day of the Tentacle for June, though I'll have to speed up my current game of The Pillars of the Earth :)

Wow, you are SUPER behind. (only poking fun, no fear) Played that one way back when. I hope you're enjoying it!!

Oh I know I'm slowly getting through a lot of the previous games that have been played from the game club! I've already played some of them but this is my to-play list of ones that I missed:

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (current)
Tacoma
To the Moon
Thimbleweed Park
Grim Fandango
Night in the Woods
Return of the Obra Dinn

I'm enjoying Pillars of the Earth but currently less than half way through - It's a long one (15½ Hours - 17 Hours)

It will be nice to be playing one in the current month with Day of the Tentacle

Oh, Pillars of **EARTH** is one of two games on the club's list that I have not played. The other is Fran Bow. Maybe I'll get around to them at some point, but yeah, Pillars is fairly long. All the ones you have there are amazing games, @Neutrino.

Pink Stripes wrote:

Oh, Pillars of Eternity is one of two games on the club's list that I have not played. The other is Fran Bow. Maybe I'll get around to them at some point, but yeah, Pillars is fairly long. All the ones you have there are amazing games, @Neutrino.

Well Pillars of Eternity is an RPG, not an adventure game, so it's not included on the list of candidates.

Oh, is this not the RPG Club?

No, that's over this way. And I'm Eleima, not GodzillaBlitz; nice to meet you.

Here's the poll for the 21st GWJ adventure game! The poll is over this way, and will close at midnight on June 27th. Below, you'll find quick descriptions for this month's candidates with playtime estimates from HLTB (How Long To Beat).

  • Solstice (2016, HLTB 6) - Set in a gorgeous, vibrant city in the middle of a frozen wasteland, you play as two characters investigating a major catastrophe that has befallen the city. It's a beautiful game, in every single way.
  • The Red Strings Club (2018, HLTB 5) - A cyberpunk adventure game which deals with themes such as date, happiness, bartending and the extensive use of poetry. It defies description, by all accounts, truly something special.
  • Blackwell Deception (2011, HLTB 5) - In this fourth installment of the Blackwell series, Rosa and Joey are still hunting spooks and stumble upon a psychic named Lisa Tenzin, tied to two distinct murder cases. Turns out it's all a lot bigger than they imagined.
  • Blade Runner (1997, HLTB 13) - This isn't a direct adaptation of the 1982 Ridley Scott movie, but a "sidequel" which nonetheless features extracts of the film's soundtrack! Set in 2019 Los Angeles, the game tells the story of Ray McCoy, an elite detective charged with hunting down a group of dangerous replicants (sound familiar?), and is considered a "real-time 3D adventure".
  • Beneath a Steel Sky (1994, HLTB 7) - This Blade Runner-inspired science fiction point-and-click is awash in cyperpunk influences, with more than 100 rich environments designed by celebrated comic artist David Gibbons. In this dystopian future, you assume the role of Robert Foster, stranded as a child in a wasteland known as "the Gap". Adopted by a group of local Aboriginals, he gradually adjusting to his life in the wilderness. Years later, armed security officers arrive, killing the locals and taking Robert back to Union City. He escapes and soon uncovers the corruption which lies at the heart of society.
  • Full Throttle (1995, HLTB 5) - The third LucasArts game, and another Tim Schafer game, you follow Ben, the leader of a biker gang who has been framed for murder.
  • Anchorhead (1998, HLTB ?) - Despite appearances, this isn't a Star Wars game. A Lovecraftian horror interactive fiction game, it takes place in New England, in an old, ancestral home where a ritual to summon a Great Old One is about to take place...
  • Memoria (2103, HLTB 9) - Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift the curse which plagues his fairy girlfriend.
  • Broken Age (2014, HLTB 10) - A family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story.
  • Eleima's Pick : The Walking Dead (2012, HLTB 10) - No introduction is required for this award winning point-and-click choice driven adventure game which made Telltale famous. I can't believe it's been eight years. This month's pick is brought to you by my mother picking a random number between 1 and 500 and me flipping to the corresponding page of my copy of "The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games".

Survey is over here. Cast your vote, folks!

My vote has been cast!

I have a three way tie for first. Because of course I do.

Just voted. Maybe I helped?

I voted too! I'm sure I helped make the tie even more difficult

I voted too. Probably pulled everything back into a tie again.

The three of us voted for the three different games in the tie. Balance has been restored.

I bet that's exactly what happened. Or we all voted for the same game, and now there are FOUR games tied for first place! I kind of like that idea better.

There is now a four way tie for first. No joke.

I hate you all. <3

Eleima wrote:

There is now a four way tie for first. No joke.

I hate you all. <3

Mario is clearly psychic.

Eleima wrote:

There is now a four way tie for first. No joke.

I hate you all. <3

HAHAHAHAHA! I mean, I am so sorry, Eleima. I promise I was trying to help!

bbk1980 wrote:

Mario is clearly psychic.

I should use my powers for good instead of for making trouble!

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bbk1980 wrote:
Eleima wrote:

There is now a four way tie for first. No joke.

I hate you all. <3

Mario is clearly psychic.

Hahaha. This is funny.

Just a heads up, I've got an extra Steam key for Daedelic adventure game A New Beginning, which is quite good. First to PM me gets it.

Well, folks, it's another tie for first! Our next game will be one of these...

Blade Runner!! ... or ... The Walking Dead!!

With 23 participants casting a total of 65 votes, folks voted for 2.83 games on average (vs 3 games last month).
Blade Runner and The Walking Dead tied for first with 8 votes each (34.78%). The Red Strings Club, Beneath a Steel Sky, Memorai and Broken Age had to share second place with 7 votes each (30.43%). Full Throttle made sole claim to bronze with 6 votes (26.09%). Solstice, Blackwell Deception and Anchorhead all placed fourth with 5 votes each (21.74%).

You'll find the final poll over this way. Don't wait too long, time is short! I'm giving you until midday (my time) Tuesday, June 30th.

Oooh a historic tie.

Will you kick me out of the club if I vote for both of them?

Can I vote for the Walking Dead even if I don't intend to play it (already done so), just so I can nominate The Walking Dead 2 for a future month?

Higgledy wrote:

Oooh a historic tie.

Yup! This is only the third time this has happened!

Pink Stripes wrote:

Will you kick me out of the club if I vote for both of them?

Well, you can try, but if I did things right, you shouldn’t be able to vote for both in the poll. So you’re safe.

Neutrino wrote:

Can I vote for the Walking Dead even if I don't intend to play it (already done so), just so I can nominate The Walking Dead 2 for a future month?

Eh. Sure, why not?! It’s not like I’m asking anyone to justify their vote!

Ok, in the end, I didn't try. I just voted for Blade Runner, because I've never played it. People should definitely play TWD regardless of whether it wins the vote or not.