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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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PT
10/25/2020
Patrick T.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Amazing!

Fast shipping and beautiful books! More content that I expected!

TS
10/24/2020
Tomasz S.
Poland Poland
I recommend this product
Nostalgia trip and game development details in one beautiful package!

Book represents all what adventure game fan could wish for - beautiful and stylish book graphical design and paper quality, game development details for all milestone games for the genre. Nostalgia is a powerful feeling!

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10/22/2020
Robert D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The Art of Point and Click Adventure Games

Great. The quality of the book is top notch and its well written. I enjoyed the interviews. Artwork is amazing to look at.

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DO
10/16/2020
David O.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful Gift for my Adventure Game Loving Wife

Live in the US and genuinely surprised how fast it got to me. Arrived in perfect condition. Book is a great size and beautifully printed. Very fun thing for my wife who loves Adventure Games. Overall one of the best buying experiences I've had in a while.

TB
10/15/2020
Timothy B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
An Amazing Book Book About My Favourite Game Genre

Yet another high quality book from Bitmap Books. This covers Point & Click adventure games right through their history. I am a fairly late comer to the genre through the use of the SCUMM-VM software and this book is full of interviews and illustrations relating to a lot of my favourite games. Another great addition to my library of gaming books. Now, which book to get next...?