The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure GamesPRE-ORDER NOW – DELIVERY IN JUNE
A visual celebration of one of the most loved genres in gaming history, The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games is a sumptuous 460 page, hardback coffee table book packed with the very best pixel art and classic scenes from the most defining games of this genre. It will also contain 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. The book starts with a foreword by Gary Whitta (PC Gamer magazine/Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
The book covers titles such as King’s Quest, Myst, Toonstruck, Discworld, Blade Runner, Gabriel Knight, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Simon the Sorcerer and of course other classics, such as 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.
460 pages, 210mm x 260mm, Lithographic print, Silver foil blocked cover, Hardback, Sewn binding, Bookmark ribbon, Shrink wrapped.
As a child/grown up you were a seasoned PnC player? Do you have fond memories of titles such as Leisure Suit Larry, King's Quest, Monkey Island, Kyrandia, Full Throttle and so on? Then you have to buy this book. It's full of long and detailed interviews of the minds behind all these games, and a breeze to read. I had the chance of buying the Collector's Edition, full of items that reminds me of these times: the "dial-an-interview" wheel, the diskette shaped USB key, the verb shaped magnets... And the box designed as a "Big Box" like before!
The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games
Loved it..made me want to replay all the old games
Great book but I wish some of the interviews had been axed/shortened in favor of including more games. The interviews all had a very similar set of questions and these became very repetitive to read especially since there was a mind-numbing amount of technical detail. I started skipping them about halfway through and ordinarily I'm the type of person who ignores pictures and reads text, so that was kind of disappointing. There also should have been more care taken in choosing the full-page screenshots since some of them weren't made to blown up that large and looked super pixelated. For those reasons I am knocking off a star. But, it was great to see so many of my old favorites and I ended up going out to GOG and buying a bunch of games (sadly not everything is out there). I would love to see a similar book done for just Sierra games that included more insider info on the games themselves and covered all of their P&C games. I found it odd that there was zero mention of Sierra's Quest for Glory series since that was so popular, not sure if they didn't consider them P&C because of the RPG aspect?
A great nostalgia trip
The book has a great quality pictures and very interesting interviews. Totally worth it for adventure gamers!
Incredible quality and stunning screenshots. I am itching to go back and play all of these titles and some I never knew about before reading.