Everyone give a round of applause to writer and illustrator Andrew Scalfe who had the idea to turn one of my favourite ever TV shows into one of my favourite ever computer games – Buffy the Vampire Slayer drawn in the style of The Secret of Monkey Island!
Andrew writes on his blog how he felt the stories of Buffy are so suited to the point-and-click adventure genre thanks to the many objects and puzzles to solve. He has created one scene from each of the seven seasons of the show to illustrate – I’ve included season 1’s “Welcome to Hellmouth” and Dark Willow finale episode “Grave” from season 6 – be sure to check his blog for the rest.
Really wanting to go have a Buffy marathon now whilst simultaneously playing the LucasArts classics…
While digging through a bin of used CDs recently I ran across a mint copy of The Secret of Monkey Island. At a price of 99 cents, how could I refuse?
The Secret of Monkey Island was released in 1990 by LucasArts. In the game. players must help Guybrush Threepwood solve puzzles during his quest to become a pirate. The game is known for its graphics, sound, and overall sense of humor. Here’s a complete play through of the entire game.
I remember reading about Han Solo Adventures in the past, but I was pretty sure it was going to go nowhere as a project. Boy was I wrong. The game has seemingly roared to life (at least with release information) on the website. Plus this wonderful Gameplay video that shows how the far along the game is. It really is starting to look like the LucasArt games we all knew and loved.
Here is a little overview of what the developer Stacy Davidson hopes to accomplish with this project.
Han Solo Adventures is a fan-game project in the tradition of classic point-and-click graphic adventure games. This is a project I have embarked upon purely for my own enjoyment, and for the love of two things: PnC goodness and Star Wars!
Although the storyline will be fairly original, loosely based on available background info on Han and his early exploits, you can expect gameplay similar to classic LucasArts titles like Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis by Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein (also the creative forces behind Sinistar and Dragon Slayer!)
As the release date for LucasArts and Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO gets sort of closer and closer, Holiday 2011, this newly released trailer showcases the various classes that we will be able to play. Of course it begs the question…what side will you join?