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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 most defining games of this genre.

In total, 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.

The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games starts with a foreword by Gary Whitta (PC Gamer magazine/Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and is followed by a detailed written 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 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.

Book specifications
500 pages, 210mm x 260mm, Lithographic print, Silver foil blocked cover, Hardback, Sewn binding, Bookmark ribbon, Shrink wrapped.

Book version
This is the second edition of The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games, which features an additional 40 pages, inclusion of the Quest for Glory games, additional interviews with Ken Williams and Corey/Lori Cole and inclusion of some recent indie releases such as Whispers of a Machine and Unavowed.

Contributor's include
Al Lowe, Aric WilmunderBilly Allison, Brian Moriarty, Charles Cecil, Collette Michaud, Corey/Lori Cole, Dave Gibbons, David Bishop, David Fox, Douglas Crockford, Éric Chahi, Gary Winnick, Gregg Barnett, Hal Barwood, Jacob Janerka, Jakub Dvorský, James Dollar, Jane Jensen, Jay Tholen, Jeff Stephenson, John Passfield, Jim Walls, Josh Mandel, Ken Williams, Louis Castle, Mark Ferrari, Natalia Figueroa, Neil Dodwell, Noah Falstein, Oliver Franzke , Oliver Lindau, Patrik Spacek, Paul Conway, Paul Cuisset, Pierre Gilhodes, Richard Hare, Robert Lindsley, Robyn Miller, Rolf Mohr, Ron Gilbert, Shawn Sharp, Simon Woodroffe, Stefan Srb, Steve Stamatiadis, Tim Schafer and William Tiller.

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JB
09/22/2020
John B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Amazing quality!

Great quality, worth every penny.

DS
09/20/2020
David S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
A labour of love

A review would struggle to do justice to the love and knowledge that went into this beautiful book. An utter joy to read or simply peruse.

JL
09/14/2020
Jose L.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product
Beautiful book

The book arrived gorgeously packed, and the book itself is very well printed and worth of its content. Top quality.

M
09/07/2020
mauro
Italy Italy
I recommend this product
Excellent product, as always

The book is amazing, the quality is outstanding, as per other Bitmap Books titles (this is the fifth of my collection). And of course the content is exactly as promised: pure point and click adventure nostalgia, with lots of extensive interviews and interesting insider anecdotes. The shipping was smooth and flawless, thanks to the amazingly well done packaging they made (double carton box + four angular polystyrene protections for book's corners + gummed paper envelope). I don't know how BB can guarantee such a quality with a so reasonable price...but as long as they do it, I'll keep buying their books. Period.

MF
09/06/2020
Michael F.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Outstanding quality

Both the content and the quality of the physical book are outstandingly good.