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A visual celebration of one of the most loved genres in gaming history, The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games is a sumptuous, 500 page, hardback coffee table book packed with the very best pixel art and classic scenes from the games that most define this genre.
The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games also contains over 50 extensive and exclusive interviews with the key developers, designers and artists behind some of the most beloved games and characters in the history of the medium, such as Al Lowe, Éric Chahi, Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. It has a foreword by Gary Whitta, editor of PC Gamer magazine and storywriter on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, followed by a detailed history of the Point-and-Click genre.
Just some of the classic titles featured are King’s Quest, Myst, Toonstruck, Discworld, Blade Runner, Gabriel Knight, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Simon the Sorcerer, The Secret of Monkey Island, The Dig, Maniac Mansion and Full Throttle. All of the most famous and iconic point-and-click adventures are covered, as well as some lesser-known games and home-brew efforts.
500 pages. 210mm × 260mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Silver foil blocked cover. Hardback, Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Bookmark ribbon. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.
Second Edition updates
This is the second edition of The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games, featuring an additional 40 pages. These have enabled inclusion of the Quest for Glory games, additional interviews with Ken Williams, and with Corey and Lori Cole, and coverage of some recent indie releases such as Whispers of a Machine and Unavowed.
Includes interviews with:
Billy Allison, Gregg Barnett, Hal Barwood, David Bishop, Louis Castle, Charles Cecil, Éric Chahi, Corey Cole, Lori Cole, Paul Conway, Doug Crockford, Paul Cuisset, Neil Dodwell, James Dollar, Jakub Dvorský, Noah Falstein, Mark Ferrari, Natalia Figueroa, David Fox, Oliver Franzke, Dave Gibbons, Ron Gilbert, Pierre Gilhodes, Richard Hare, Jacob Janerka, Jane Jensen, Oliver Lindau, Robert Lindsley, Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, Collette Michaud, Robyn Miller, Rolf Mohr, Brian Moriarty, John Passfield, Tim Schafer, Shawn Sharp, Patrik Spacek, Stefan Srb, Steve Stamatiadis, Jeff Stephenson, Jay Tholen, William Tiller, Jim Walls, Ken Williams, Aric Wilmunder, Gary Winnick and Simon Woodroffe.
Games featured include:
007: James Bond - The Stealth Affair / The Adventures of Fatman: Toxic Revenge / The Adventures of Willy Beamish / Alien Incident / Alone in the Dark / Beneath a Steel Sky / The Black Mirror / Blade Runner / The Blind Prophet / Bone: Out from Boneville / Botanicula / Broken Age / Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse / Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror / Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars / Caren and the Tangled Tentacles / Circle of Blood / Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within / Code-Name: Iceman / Cruise for a Corpse / Curse of Enchantia / The Curse of Monkey Island / Daria’s Inferno / Dark Seed / The Darkside Detective / Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!! / Deponia / Deponia Doomsday / The Dig / Discworld / Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? / Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! / Discworld Noir / DreamWeb / Dropsy / Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler / Enchanted Scepters / The Feeble Files / Flight of the Amazon Queen / Floyd / Fran Bow / Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist / Full Throttle / Future Wars: Adventures in Time / Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers / Gemini Rue / Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island / Gobliiins / Goin’ Downtown / Grim Fandango / Heart of China / Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption / Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero / Hook / Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure / Kathy Rain / Kentucky Route Zero / King’s Quest / 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 / Labyrinth: The Computer Game / The Last Express / The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm’s Revenge / The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One - Fables & Fiends / The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two - Hand of Fate / Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards / Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work / Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! / 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: Love for Sail! / Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded. / The Lion’s Song / The Longest Journey / Loom / The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel / Lure of the Temptress, / Machinarium, / Maniac Mansion / Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle / Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge / Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge / Myst / A New Beginning / Operation Stealth / The Orion Conspiracy / Paradigm / Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel / Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (Remake) / Police Quest II: The Vengeance / Police Quest III: The Kindred / Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero / Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire / Quest for Glory III: Wages of War / Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire / Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness / Resonance / Riven: The Sequel to Myst / Roberta Williams’ King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown / Roberta Williams’ King’s Quest VII: The Princeless Bride / Runaway: A Road Adventure / Sam & Max Hit the Road / Sam & Max: Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon / The Secret of Monkey Island / The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition / The Shivah / Simon the Sorcerer / Simon the Sorcerer 3D / Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe / Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter / Space Quest II: Chapter II – Vohaul’s Revenge / Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon / Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers / Space Quest V: The Next Mutation / Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier / Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter / Star Trek: Judgment Rites / Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal / Technobabylon / Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive / Thimbleweed Park / Tokyo Dark / Toonstruck / Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer / Unavowed / Universe / A Vampyre Story / The Walking Dead / The Whispered World / Whispers of a Machine / Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
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Wonderful overview of the genre!
I bought the book because of my fascination with the topic of pixel art, but the interviews are actually quite informative and interesting. Thanks!
A very beautiful and interesting book. Bought it because I make a lot of point and click, and, I will find some news with this awesome book. I love how all it explain, interviews, and photos are well chose ! I recommand !
I loved reading the background of all the point-and-click adventures I enjoyed when I was growing up. The art and detail is amazing. The book heavily focuses on LucasArts games, which is amazing for me since those were my favorite. A word of caution for parents with young children though: The book does contain nudity from the original games.
Beautiful and informative
Great book, I bought it for the pixel art but it's also a joy to read the interviews.
Celebrate a forgotten yet beloved PC genre
An enlightening read covering the full gamete of greats. The evolution of PC adventure is fascinating.