They say that every generation gets the hero it deserves. Snacky Bay is in dire need of a hero. That hero is a duck. And you do not play that duck in Team Clam’s release of Clam Man. Take two guesses who you play in this game. I’ll wait. Yes, you play Clam Man, a junior sales executive office drone of the biggest mayonnaise company in Snacky Bay. If reading this makes you smile, then this is the fun little adventure game you didn’t know you were looking for.
With the release of The Death of Erin Myers, publisher/developer Viperante have kicked off their Short Story Series. This series is an anthology of five point-and-click adventure games that are supposed to be unique and standalone experiences. They tried to evoke the feeling of short stories in literature, with every game being a self-contained story exploring different ideas. While there are plenty of short adventure games, I’m not aware of any anthology series that do this, so that got my attention.
Trüberbrook is a point and click adventure game by German company btf, and it’s their first foray into the world of computer games. It was kickstarted in an amazing 30 hours and could count on the support of adventure game legend Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island series. The game takes place in late 1960’s Germany, then West-Germany, as we are in the middle of the Cold War. Unlike many Cold War era set games, this game does not take place in Berlin, Munchen or Rostock, but in the quaint little village of Trüberbrook.