It was great reading the Adventure Time article in September’s issue, confirming that the mag is moving with the times.
Many people my age (Forty, cough) grew up on point-and- click adventures, as well as their predecessor 8-bit consoles and home computers. I’d hazard a guess that this may be one of your bigger readership groups.
I’ll be looking out keenly for Jengo, but wanted to point out the omission of the most recent release of one of the biggest names in ‘point and click’ fame – Ron Gilbert. The title is Thimbleweed Park, and the interface is visually modelled on the successful SCUMM engine. It’s available online and easy to buy via Steam, for example.
Speaking of the SCUMM engine, there’s a great emulator out there called Scummvm (available on PC and mobile). It plays many of the classics based on the SCUMM engine including the first three Monkey Island games, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and the Indiana Jones series, among others. Most of the games themselves are available for download from abandonware sites, but if you prefer the newer hybrid look, go for the various remastered versions ( Monkey Island 1 and 2, Day of the Tentacle). They can even be found in the Google Play store if you prefer mobile (perfect for point-and- click!). ED ROBINSON EAST LONDON