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Adventure Game Histories

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 5, 2010

I don’t know if this stuff is just very cool, or just makes me feel old. But if you are an adventuring game aficionado, there’s a documentary and history book JUST for you.

For those who are fans of the written word, the long-awaited documentary, Get Lamp, has finally been released. A two-DVD set is available for the non-mainstream price of 40 bucks, plus shipping / handling. It ain’t cheap, but I’m still pretty tempted. The set comes with the complete documentary plus lots of extras. Here’s the trailer (which has been kicking around for a while):

If you are interested, go check it out:


The second item on the list is for whom the words “Adventure Game” conjures images of the LucasArts and Sierra graphic adventure classics of the late 80’s and 90’s – King’s Quest, Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Leisure Suit Larry, etc. Entitled, “Graphic Adventures: Being a Mostly Correct History of the Adventure Game Classics By Lucasfilm, Sierra and Others, from the Pages of Wikipedia,” it began as a simple compilation and re-editing / standardization of Wikipedia entries about these classic games. As such projects often do, it evolved substantially from its simple premise, and includes many additional screenshots, interviews, notes, and articles. It’s all published according to the appropriate licenses for derivative works, and even includes a free HTML version (beyond, of course, hitting up Wikipedia). But the paperback is available for $29, and besides being an interesting read can serve as a coffee-table adornment to prove your geek cred.

Graphic Adventures Website

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