Now I’m no expert on the subject, but the Kickstarter for Seventeen Uncles: A Pug’s Life recently launched and it has inspired me to talk about ’em.
Point and click games (alternatively, graphic adventure games) were the bread and butter of my childhood desktop gaming experience. I grew up playing Freddy Fish, Pajama Sam, Putt-Putt, hell, I even played one of the Mia Mouse games, though I don’t recall learning much from it. Anyway, looking back they seemed really good at getting a narrative going and forcing you to follow it through in the way they intended, without actually making it feel that way.
And now I’m wondering if they still have that same charm? Can that capture the attention of adults too? Speaking about the concept now, a purple talking car wouldn’t reach very broad an 16+ audience I fear. (I’d still play it though.) I know it’s been done, but haven’t heard of many big point and click games being made the last few years.
Any of you beg to differ? Please do!