Episode 8 - "Quest for Glory" with Corey and Lori Cole

In episode 8 I go on a “Quest for Glory” with Corey and Lori Cole drop by to discuss their illustrious career and their games. In this interview, we discuss:

- the Cole’s design philosophy and what they believe makes a great game

- how their latest game Hero-U: Rogue to redemption appeals to modern gamers and Quest for Glory fans

- the extraordinary lengths they went to ensure that they had enough moneyto make sure their game was as good as possible before release

- what games they’re working on next and when they hope to release them

And much more! Plus I discuss the latest adventure game news such as status updates on two Cthulu games and Freebird’s new game announcement.

Links:

Hero-U Official Site

Hero-U Steam Page

Hero-U GOG Page

Quest for Glory Steam Page

Quest for Glory GOG Page

Transolar Games Twitter

Hero-U Facebook

Hero’s Feast

Hero’s Feast Facebook


Gibbous: A Cthlulu Adventure Dev Blog

Interrogation: A noire conversational puzzle game

The Sinking City New Release Date

Imposter Factory

From Beyond: Prologue


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Episode 7 - reviews of She and the Light Bearer and From Beyond: Prologue

In this episode I speak with Gaming Outsider’s adventure games reviewer about the poetic game She and the Light Bearer, a game which borrows its aesthetic from storybook and fairy tales. We also talk about Lovecraft inspired old school, Infocom type adventure game From Beyond: Prologue and Tomas gives his first impressions of the Quest for Glory inspired, Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements.

Finally we look ahead the to most intriguing looking games that are scheduled to be released in March of which there are plenty!

Narrascope

She and the Light Bearer

From Beyond: Prologue

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements


Don’t Escape: 4 days in a Wasteland

Tick Tock: a Tale for Two

We. The Revolution

Terror in the Atomic Desert

The Occupation

Truberbrook

Tales of the Neon Sea

Virtuaverse

Within Whispers: The Fall

Death of Erin Myers

Detective Di

Unlucky Seven

Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey

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Episode 6 - Interview with Nate Berens of Redact games

In episode 6 Nate Berens of Redact Games drops by to talk about his game SageBrush, released in September 2018. In this game you explore an abandoned compound which was owned by a cult and as you explore you investigate what happened to the cult members and in the process explore why a person would join a cult to begin with. In this episode we discuss:

- What research Nate did for this game

- Why he chose this topic as his first commercial game

- The challenges of making a game with a small budget and a full-time job and how he overcame them

- How making this game has changed his approach to reviewing games

Plus much more! I also discuss the latest news including an update on Asylum, Spooky Doorway’s new game and some new games on Kickstarter.

Sagebrush Official site

Nate Berens Twitter

Links to games mentioned:

Asylum Update

Spooky Doorway new game

Don't Forget me Kickstarter

Born Punk Kickstarter

3 Geeks Official Website

Investi-gator and the Big Crime Kickstarter

The Jester and the Madman Kickstarter


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Episode 5 - Deep dive into Obra Dinn

The Adventure Games Podcast is now weekly! And in our first weekly episode I am joined by Gaming Outsider reviewer Tomas Becks to discuss our favourite adventure games of 2018. We also take a deep dive to Obra Dinn as we investigate if the game really does deserve the hype. Plus we discuss our favourite adventure games of all time and I review what will likely be one of the best adventure games of 2019, Rainswept.

Tomas Becks Personal favourite Adventure Games 2018

Tomas Becks Reviews

Rainswept Official Site

Return of the Obra Dinn Official Site


Links to games and articles mentioned:

Aggies awards

AGS awards

Grunnd:

Facebook

Official Site

Discord

Antenna Dilemma Official Site

Lord Winklebottom Investigates


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Episode 4 - Interview with Georg Hobmeier

In this episode Georg Hobmeier, founder of Causa Creations, speaks about starting his company and about his early games. We then discuss his latest game Path Out, “an autobiographical adventure game that allows the players to replay the journey of Abdullah Karam, a young Syrian artist that escaped the civil war in 2014. Camouflaged as a Japanese RPG, Path Out is a tale full of surprises, challenges and paradoxical humor, giving insight in this real-life adventure, on which Abdullah comments through youtube-style videos in the game.” In this episode Georg talks about:

- his company and their early games and what he has learned from them

- How he met Abdullah and why they decided to make an adventure game about his escape from Syria

- Why they included Abdullah in the game with youtube style videos

- His future plans and what we can expect from Causa Creations in the future.

Plus I discuss the latest adventure game news including a new studio founded by previous Telltale employees, Aggies awards for 2018 and a free game you won’t want to miss.

Link to Causa creations site and social media:
Official Site
Causa Creation Twitter
Georg Hobmeier Twitter
Path Out Official Site

Links to other games and articles mentioned in podcast:

Telltale employees form new company:

Abe Goldfarb beetlejuice broadway

Thimbleweed Park free on Epic store Feb 21 to March 07

Armand Sindhuu discusses making an independent adventure game

Sol705 Official Site

Discolored Official Site


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Episode 3 - Interview with Dave Gilbert

Dave Gilbert drops by in episode 3 to talk about his illustrious career and his award winning games, including The Shivah, the Blackwell series and Unavowed. For those who don’t know, Dave Gilbert started making adventure games commercially 13 years ago and has since gone on to be the “God of adventure games”. Blackwell Epiphany won “Adventure Game of the Year” at adventuregamers.com and Unavowed was one of the ten best reviewed PC games of 2018 and has been nominated for an IGF award for Best narrative. Dave talks about those games and the others he developed. Plus in this episode:

- He talks about how he started making adventure games in the first place

- We go behind the scenes on all the games he developed where he talks about the challenges and successes of his games

- He tells us his strategies for getting the best out of his voice actors

- He talks about the differences between developing and publishing games and what games Wadjet Eye are publishing next

And much more! Plus I reveal which game developed by Dave Gilbert is the fan’s favourite I also talk about Quantic Dreams new deal and what that means for their future and 4 new adventure games including one where it probably rains more than in Unavowed!

Link to Wadjet Eye Games site and social media
http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WadjetEyeGames

https://twitter.com/WadjetEyeGames

https://www.youtube.com/user/davelgil

Links to other games and articles mentioned in podcast:

Quantic Dream

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/netease-games-acquires-minority-stake-in-quantic-dream-300785596.html

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements

http://www.himalayastudios.com/games/mages/#about-the-game

Rainswept

https://www.rainsweptgame.com/

The Funny Boneyard

https://zorpek.itch.io/boneyard-demo

Don’t Forget Me

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/899587811/dont-forget-me-1/description

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Episode 2 - Interview with Spooky Doorway

In episode 2 I speak with those lovely people at Spooky Doorway, developers of the award winning game The Darkside Detective.

In this episode we find out:

- on which island they met up to start the company.

- which came first - the game or the company

- behind the scenes stories and anecdotes about the development of The Darkside Detective

- why they chose to use Kickstarter for season 2

- some interesting tidbits about what other projects they are working on

- and a cameo from Dave and Treasa Mccabe’s dog and what he thinks it’s like living with them!

Plus much more! I also delve into the latest adventure game news including trouble for Netflix and even more awards for adventure games!

Link to Darkside Detective official site:

http://darksidedetective.com/

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/ds_detective

https://www.facebook.com/darksidedetective

Links to articles:

https://deadline.com/2019/01/netflixs-black-mirror-bandersnatch-subject-of-suit-over-use-of-choose-your-own-adventure-1202533643/

https://www.ausgamers.com/features/read/3612429

https://www.thebitawards.com/awards

https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/vote-in-the-coaching-for-geeks-awards-2018/

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Episode 1 - Interview with Francisco "Grundislav" Gonzalez

In episode 1 I speak with Francisco “Grundislav” Gonzalez who has been making adventure games for well over a decade and has become one of the most recognizable names in the genre. In this interview we go over his career and we go behind the scenes on his freeware Ben Jordan series as well as his three commercial titles, a Golden Wake, Shardlight and Lamplight City. We find out:

- The meaning of the name Grundislav

- What the Ben Jordan series was originally supposed to be.

- What he would change if remade A Golden Wake

- Why he named the game Shardlight

- Why he decided to make the detective game Lamplight City where it’s ok to fail

Plus much more! I also discuss 2018’s best reviewed adventure games and I give my own review of Lamplight City.

Link to Francisco Gonzalez’s website:

http://www.grundislavgames.com/

Links to articles:

https://www.gamersdecide.com/pc-game-news/best-cyberpunk-games-pc

https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/vote-in-the-coaching-for-geeks-awards-2018/

https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2018/12/26/si-vous-n-avez-pas-tout-suivi-voici-notre-classement-complet-des-meilleurs-jeux-video-de-2018_5402301_4408996.html

https://www.pcgamer.com/amp/unavowed-is-one-of-the-best-adventure-games-ever-made/

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/19/18140072/best-video-games-2018-plot-twist-unavowed

https://amostagreeablepastime.com/2018/12/21/the-10-most-agreeable-games-of-2018/

https://indiegamereviewer.com/top-10-best-indie-games-of-the-year-2018/

https://amostagreeablepastime.com/2018/12/21/the-10-most-agreeable-games-of-2018/

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Intro episode. A brief overview of what to expect in this podcast and a snippet of my interview with Francisco Gonzalez

In this very first intro episode of the Adventure Games Podcast, I give a brief overview of what to expect in this podcast, why I started up this podcast and what I hope you, the listeners, will get from this podcast.

I also include a snippet of my interview with Francisco Gonzalez which will be released in full on January 4.

Finally I discuss this week's adventure game news where I talk about awards for Return of the Obra Dinn and Unavowed and I talk about the return of the Walking Dead: Final Season.

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https://www.gamespot.com/videos/these-are-the-must-play-pc-games-of-2018-steam-pun/2300-6447538/

Links to articles mentioned here:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/29/17386324/best-games-2018-ps4-pc-xbox-one

https://kotaku.com/why-obra-dinn-is-one-of-the-years-best-games-1830749972

https://www.skybound.com/telltales-the-walking-dead/season-4-the-final-season/

Links to steam pages of games mentioned on the podcast here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/653530/Return_of_the_Obra_Dinn/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/336140/Unavowed/