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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 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.

Book specifications
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 Serpents 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 / Darias 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 - Malcolms 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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03/09/2021
Peter S.
Ireland Ireland
I recommend this product
Quality in every sense

My wife bought me this book for my birthday. Mainly because I said 'buy me this book for my birthday'. Unboxing a bitmap book is an experience itself, not my first - that was birth... Joking aside, you can just sense the care and pride that has gone into packaging and delivery, which teases the quality of the contents itself. This book, and true to form, is simply stunning from cover to cover. Deep insights, fantastic imagery and plenty of pages to keep you going. It can be picked up, enjoyed and put down intermittently. My advise? Buy it!

A
03/01/2021
Adrian
Spain Spain
I recommend this product
A must have book.

The book brings you back to when you played some or lots of these point & click games. It's awesome the amount of information, interviews and images of all the games you can imagine. I have just finished the book and I'm willing to install and play Loom and any Indy games. It brings back so many good memories from my childhood, seeing my brother play and playing myself in my old 286.

OA
02/12/2021
Ola A.
Sweden Sweden
I recommend this product
Comprehensive is an understatement!

I have yet to finish the book, but it's great to just read a couple of pages, put it down, drink some coffee, then read some more pages. Nostalgia galore and I even got some tips about old gems I never knew about in the good old days. The quality of the hardcover book is excellent and the PDF works great on the iPad. Top notch all the way!

JK
02/10/2021
Jakob K.
Denmark Denmark
A true gem

This is a complete joy to go through. Brings me back 25 years of sitting in my old room playing all these old amazing games over and over after buying my first pc. The nostalgia is running full steam reading through this. The book is beautiful and of the highest quality, recommendable to everyone who enjoyed 80's-90's adventure games.

RD
02/10/2021
Robert D.
Japan Japan
Horrible! Too much content. I will never finish all these books.

I keep showing my best friend all these books I get from Bitmap books and every time he is astonished how little I paid for it. Honestly, the only remotely negative thing about this book is it has so much content. This is the 11th Bitmap book I have received and I am still digesting the 5th. Another Space Quest game might actually come out by the time I make it to this book and finish reading it. Do I even need to say it? Great quality as always. Gorgeous pictures as always. In depth stories and details that take us far beyond our nostalgia to a behind-the-scenes of our favorite games I never dreamed possible.