HARDCORE GAMING 101 PRESENTS - THE GUIDE TO CLASSIC GRAPHIC ADVENTURES

Kurt Kalata, John Cameron, Ryan Woodward, Aiden Monnens, Jason Johnson, Brad Allison, Ryan McSwain, Samuel Melzner, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Plasket, John Szczepaniak, Collin Pierce, Paul Chênevert, Corwin Brence, Ed Burns, Michael Boyd



 

In 1984, Roberta Williams of Sierra On-Line designed King's Quest, the world's first graphic adventure. A huge step beyond the text-oriented games that preceded it, the genre took the world by storm, and proved immensely popular with computers over the next decade. A combination of storytelling and puzzle solving, they provided the ability to explore a world and experience a narrative without the need for twitchy reflexes demanded of arcade games. This nearly comprehensive book includes reviews for over 250 games from the golden age of the graphic adventure genre, running from 1984 to roughly 2000, focusing on promiminent publishers such as: -LucasArts (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Grim Fandango) -Sierra On-Line (King's Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Gabriel Knight) -Legend (Spellcasting, Eric the Unready, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon) -And several other popular and not-so-popular series and games (Zork, Myst, Broken Sword, The Longest Journey, Simon the Sorcerer, The Last Express, and dozens of others) -Also includes interviews with several adventure game developers, including Al Lowe (creator of Leisure Suit Larry), Corey Cole (creator of Quest for Glory), Bob Bates (founder of Legend Entertainment) and Josh Mandel (writer and designer for Sierra).

 

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BINDING

EDITION

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YEAR

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English

Paperback

9781460955796

2011

772

English

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N/A

2011

772

 

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Authors: #AidenMonnens #BradAllison #CollinPierce #CorwinBrence #EdBurns #JasonJohnson #JohnCameron #JohnSzczepaniak #KevinJAnderson #KurtKalata #MichaelBoyd #MichaelPlasket #PaulChênevert #RustyShackles #RyanMcSawin #RyanWoodward #SamuelMelzner

Publishers: #SelfPublished

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #eBook

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2011

Genres: #Adventure #Compendium


Companies: #AdventureSoft (Adventure Soft) #Broderbund (Brøderbund, Broderbund) #Funcom (Funcom) #Infocom (Infocom) #Legend (Legend Entertainment)

#LucasArts (LucasArts) #Revolution (Revolution Software) #Sierra (Sierra On-Line, Sierra)


Public Figures: #BobBates (Bob Bates)

#CoreyCole (Corey Cole)

#AlLowe (Al Lowe) #JoshMandel (Josh Mandel)


Games:

#BrokenSword (Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars) #CallhansCrosstimeSaloon (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon) #ErictheUnready (Eric the Unready) #GabrielKnight (Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers; Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within; Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned) #GrimFandango (Grim Fandango) #KingsQuest (King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown; King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne; King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human; King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella; King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!; King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow; King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride; King's Quest: Mask of Eternity) #LeisureSuitLarry (Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places), Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!) #ManiacMansion (Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle) #MonkeyIsland (The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Curse of Monkey Island, Escape from Monkey Island) #Myst (Myst, Riven) #QuestForGlory (Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero, Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire, Quest for Glory III: Wages of War, Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire) #SamandMax (Sam & Max Hit the Road) #SpaceQuest (Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge, Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and The Time Rippers, Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation, Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier) #SimontheSorcerer (Simon the Sorcerer, Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe) #Spellcasting (Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls, Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance, Spellcasting 301: Spring Break) #TheLastExpress (The Last Express) #TheLongestJourney (The Longest Journey) #Zork (Return to Zork, Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands, Zork: Grand Inquisitor)


Misc:

#HG101 (Hardcore Gaming 101)




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