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a lack of adventure type games being sold

I suspect that there are no text only adventures being sold these days like

Zork etc but I heard that Scott Adams was working on a new adventure.

Most of the games that claim to be adventures are just games that have you

finding hidden objects in different rooms.

Not much has been created since Myst was released.

If there are any good commercial adventure games then please let me know or

give me a link I can go to.


Regards Brian

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  1. admin says:

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    On Monday, 20 May 2013 17:16:51 UTC+10, Brian  wrote:

    > I suspect that there are no text only adventures being sold these days like

    > Zork etc but I heard that Scott Adams was working on a new adventure.

    > Most of the games that claim to be adventures are just games that have you

    > finding hidden objects in different rooms.

    > Not much has been created since Myst was released.

    > If there are any good commercial adventure games then please let me know or

    > give me a link I can go to.

    > —

    > Regards Brian

    If you moved to the intfiction.org forum like most of everyone else, then you’d know there are many new commercial releases. Probably most are listed here (along with many free releases): http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=19

  2. admin says:

    You could also go to http://ifdb.tads.org/ and search for "tag:commercial".

  3. admin says:

    Shadow Wolf <shadowolf3…@gmail.com> wrote:

    > You could also go to http://ifdb.tads.org/ and search for "tag:commercial".

    Thanks Danni and Shadow for the links.

    I wish some of the adventure games would come to my local computer games

    shop.

    I’m looking for adventures that I can play on a PC computer or tablet.

    There seems to be a very heavy demand for 3D shooting type games were you

    are walking around a room and shooting at some creature. Almost all games

    are based on this format. The only other games are The Sims and games where

    you need to find objects in a room. There also were simulators but driving

    a train around the countryside or sailing a yacht can get boring so they

    seem to disappear from the shelves.

    I grew up playing Scott Adam adventure games then playing Zork, etc then I

    moved on to graphic adventure games like Kings Quest, Police Quest, etc.

    the last games seem to be around the Myst period. Can you recommend a good

    adventure game?.  What I enjoy is exploring lots of rooms that have good

    descriptions or good graphics.


    Regards Brian

  4. admin says:

    Please forgive me my bad temper when I posted the previous post. I have attempted to delete it, but it may well propagate anyhow. I apologize for the ugly sentiment therein.

  5. admin says:

    rpresser <rpres…@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Please forgive me my bad temper when I posted the previous post. I have

    > attempted to delete it, but it may well propagate anyhow. I apologize for

    > the ugly sentiment therein.

    We all have our bad days…


    Regards Brian

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    On Tue, 21 May 2013 01:12:42 +0000, Brian wrote:

    > Shadow Wolf <shadowolf3…@gmail.com> wrote:

    >> You could also go to http://ifdb.tads.org/ and search for

    >> "tag:commercial".

    > Thanks Danni and Shadow for the links.

    > I wish some of the adventure games would come to my local computer games

    > shop.

    > I’m looking for adventures that I can play on a PC computer or tablet.

    > There seems to be a very heavy demand for 3D shooting type games were

    > you are walking around a room and shooting at some creature. Almost all

    > games are based on this format. The only other games are The Sims and

    > games where you need to find objects in a room. There also were

    > simulators but driving a train around the countryside or sailing a yacht

    > can get boring so they seem to disappear from the shelves.

    > I grew up playing Scott Adam adventure games then playing Zork, etc then

    > I moved on to graphic adventure games like Kings Quest, Police Quest,

    > etc. the last games seem to be around the Myst period. Can you recommend

    > a good adventure game?.  What I enjoy is exploring lots of rooms that

    > have good descriptions or good graphics.

    One game I consider very underrated is ‘Mission critical’ by Legend
    Entertainment. It’s somewhat hard to find, and rather dated, but has a
    real atmosphere and story to it that sets it apart from most of the more
    graphical adventures I’ve played. (I didn’t enjoy Myst much as it seemed
    too much like a load of logic puzzles to me.)

    For traditional text adventures, I’ve been playing the Level9 ‘Silicon
    dreams’ trilogy. Great games, but only if you can handle the old school
    parser (not too bad, but not quite Infocom) and enjoy a challenge! They
    have a logic all of their own, which is consistent, but takes a while to
    get.

  7. admin says:

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    philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    > On Tue, 21 May 2013 01:12:42 +0000, Brian wrote:

    >> Shadow Wolf <shadowolf3…@gmail.com> wrote:

    >>> You could also go to http://ifdb.tads.org/ and search for

    >>> "tag:commercial".

    >> Thanks Danni and Shadow for the links.

    >> I wish some of the adventure games would come to my local computer games

    >> shop.

    >> I’m looking for adventures that I can play on a PC computer or tablet.

    >> There seems to be a very heavy demand for 3D shooting type games were

    >> you are walking around a room and shooting at some creature. Almost all

    >> games are based on this format. The only other games are The Sims and

    >> games where you need to find objects in a room. There also were

    >> simulators but driving a train around the countryside or sailing a yacht

    >> can get boring so they seem to disappear from the shelves.

    >> I grew up playing Scott Adam adventure games then playing Zork, etc then

    >> I moved on to graphic adventure games like Kings Quest, Police Quest,

    >> etc. the last games seem to be around the Myst period. Can you recommend

    >> a good adventure game?.  What I enjoy is exploring lots of rooms that

    >> have good descriptions or good graphics.

    > One game I consider very underrated is ‘Mission critical’ by Legend
    > Entertainment. It’s somewhat hard to find, and rather dated, but has a
    > real atmosphere and story to it that sets it apart from most of the more
    > graphical adventures I’ve played. (I didn’t enjoy Myst much as it seemed
    > too much like a load of logic puzzles to me.)

    > For traditional text adventures, I’ve been playing the Level9 ‘Silicon
    > dreams’ trilogy. Great games, but only if you can handle the old school
    > parser (not too bad, but not quite Infocom) and enjoy a challenge! They
    > have a logic all of their own, which is consistent, but takes a while to
    > get.

    Thanks philicorda.

    I did some research on the Level9 ‘Silicon dreams that you suggested but
    it looks very outdated by todays standard with its big sized text and in a

    lot of cases won’t work on a 64 bit windows 7 operating system.

    What I’m seeking is a more up to date adventure and if it has graphics then

    that’s a bonus. There must be some adventures were you pick up objects and

    explore the scenery. If not then there is a gap in the software games

    market and it seems that Doom type games dominate the market when it comes

    to PC games.


    Regards Brian

  8. admin says:

    On Sun, 26 May 2013 09:59:00 +0000, Brian wrote:

    > philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    <snip>

    >> For traditional text adventures, I’ve been playing the Level9 ‘Silicon

    >> dreams’ trilogy. Great games, but only if you can handle the old school

    >> parser (not too bad, but not quite Infocom) and enjoy a challenge! They

    >> have a logic all of their own, which is consistent, but takes a while

    >> to get.

    > Thanks philicorda.

    > I did some research on the Level9 ‘Silicon dreams that you suggested but

    > it looks very outdated by todays standard with its big sized text and in

    > a lot of cases won’t work on a 64 bit windows 7 operating system.

    You can play Level9 games on modern operating systems, with nicer text,
    using an interpreter called ‘Level9′.

    http://freespace.virgin.net/davidk.kinder/level9.html

    > What I’m seeking is a more up to date adventure and if it has graphics

    > then that’s a bonus. There must be some adventures were you pick up

    > objects and explore the scenery. If not then there is a gap in the

    > software games market and it seems that Doom type games dominate the

    > market when it comes to PC games.

    Have you ever played a game called ‘Outcast’ by Infogrames? A company
    called ‘Good old games’ has re-released it and patched to run more
    easily. It’s kind of a 3d game, but has this sense of the grand adventure
    and exploration that I also feel is missing from many modern games.

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    philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    > On Sun, 26 May 2013 09:59:00 +0000, Brian wrote:

    >> philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    > <snip>

    >>> For traditional text adventures, I’ve been playing the Level9 ‘Silicon

    >>> dreams’ trilogy. Great games, but only if you can handle the old school

    >>> parser (not too bad, but not quite Infocom) and enjoy a challenge! They

    >>> have a logic all of their own, which is consistent, but takes a while

    >>> to get.

    >> Thanks philicorda.

    >> I did some research on the Level9 ‘Silicon dreams that you suggested but

    >> it looks very outdated by todays standard with its big sized text and in

    >> a lot of cases won’t work on a 64 bit windows 7 operating system.

    > You can play Level9 games on modern operating systems, with nicer text,
    > using an interpreter called ‘Level9′.

    > http://freespace.virgin.net/davidk.kinder/level9.html

    >> What I’m seeking is a more up to date adventure and if it has graphics

    >> then that’s a bonus. There must be some adventures were you pick up

    >> objects and explore the scenery. If not then there is a gap in the

    >> software games market and it seems that Doom type games dominate the

    >> market when it comes to PC games.

    > Have you ever played a game called ‘Outcast’ by Infogrames? A company
    > called ‘Good old games’ has re-released it and patched to run more
    > easily. It’s kind of a 3d game, but has this sense of the grand adventure
    > and exploration that I also feel is missing from many modern games.

    Thanks Philicorda I’ll check that out.


    Regards Brian

  10. admin says:

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    philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    > On Sun, 26 May 2013 09:59:00 +0000, Brian wrote:

    >> philicorda <philico…@sorrynospam.com> wrote:

    > <snip>

    >>> For traditional text adventures, I’ve been playing the Level9 ‘Silicon

    >>> dreams’ trilogy. Great games, but only if you can handle the old school

    >>> parser (not too bad, but not quite Infocom) and enjoy a challenge! They

    >>> have a logic all of their own, which is consistent, but takes a while

    >>> to get.

    >> Thanks philicorda.

    >> I did some research on the Level9 ‘Silicon dreams that you suggested but

    >> it looks very outdated by todays standard with its big sized text and in

    >> a lot of cases won’t work on a 64 bit windows 7 operating system.

    > You can play Level9 games on modern operating systems, with nicer text,
    > using an interpreter called ‘Level9′.

    > http://freespace.virgin.net/davidk.kinder/level9.html

    >> What I’m seeking is a more up to date adventure and if it has graphics

    >> then that’s a bonus. There must be some adventures were you pick up

    >> objects and explore the scenery. If not then there is a gap in the

    >> software games market and it seems that Doom type games dominate the

    >> market when it comes to PC games.

    > Have you ever played a game called ‘Outcast’ by Infogrames? A company
    > called ‘Good old games’ has re-released it and patched to run more
    > easily. It’s kind of a 3d game, but has this sense of the grand adventure
    > and exploration that I also feel is missing from many modern games.

    I took a look at a video of someone playing Outcast by it seems very

    similar to many games on the market these days where you have to shoot the

    bad guy rather than picking up objects and solving puzzles like.adventures

    of the past.


    Regards Brian

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