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The Screaming Narwhal

Telltale Games’s Tales of Monkey Island, not to be confused with the LucasArts updated re-release of the original stories, is an entirely separate adventure in the ongoing saga of Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate. The first episode, Launch of the Screaming Narwhal: … Continue reading

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Checkpoint: Reflections on Gaming, Travel and Place

I’ve started a new project combining two of my favorite things, gaming and travel, and now I’m looking for contributing writers. This will be a collection of essays, vignettes and general reflections on games and location. I have, um, two … Continue reading

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Adventures, Games, Harold

Sometimes it’s challenging to work in games and have a partner who also works in games. Sometimes the very idea of having two stable game jobs at two different studios in the same city seems completely insane, impossible and ridiculous. … Continue reading

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Social Gaming

After I showed Grumpy Goats to my game design students, we had a discussion about elements of Facebook games, and I showed them World of Secrets. One might not think a Facebook hidden object game lends itself well to a … Continue reading

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Find The Lamp, The Oil, and The Wick

 I wrote about that adventure game with hidden object elements, Dark Arcana, for Hardcore Droid. I enjoyed playing it, and would recommend the game, but couldn’t resist a little snarking at hidden object cliches.   In a typical HO game, players … Continue reading

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Hidden Object Adventures

Harold came in while I was sprawled on the couch, immersed in a new game for a Hardcore Droid review. “Are you playing a hidden object game?” he asked, with a certain amount of shock in his voice. Harold and … Continue reading

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Amazon Jungle

Harold sent me an Amazon link to Wisegal, a casual game he produced, because it’s gotten a pretty stunning player review: This game is very fun. It is not an easy game nor is it very hard. It is perfect. … Continue reading

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Tiger Eye: Curse Of The Riddle Box

Passionfruit Games‘ first title, Tiger Eye Curse Of The Riddle Box> is out this week. This new game blends casual adventure gameplay with the paranormal romance novel Tiger Eye by Majorie M. Liu. I was in the beta last month, … Continue reading

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Ancient Secrets

I recently heard about Ancient Secrets over on GameHouse. You play as Kate, a young archeologist, who is following her father’s footsteps in the search for the lost key of the Tekka. Kate needs to gather solves puzzles to gather … Continue reading

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