Grab your fedora and dust off your trenchcoat! Join me in exploring one of the finest Full Motion Video (FMV) games ever created, and certainly one which demonstrates what a true "interactive movie" can be, as we discuss Under a Killing Moon. Learn about what Access Software used to look like in its formative years , how the Tex Murphy character came into existence, and then, as always, dive into the game's story and puzzles during our in-depth talkthrough.
Intro / Background / History: 00:00:00 - 00:27:31
Talkthrough: 00:27:32 - 01:44:46
Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode: 01:44:47 - 01:55:46
Episode 15: King's Quest
Join me on a fairy tale adventure as we discuss one of the first interactive graphical adventure games of all time, King's Quest! We'll talk about some of the history behind Roberta Williams, the game's creator, and Sierra itself (which is the company that created the King's Quest series), as well as the development of the game itself. After talking about the historical background of the game, we progress with our talkthrough of the game and dive deep into the story and puzzles, before ranking the experience and adding the title to our Pantheon of Adventure Games.
Intro / Background / History: 00:00:00 - 00:32:15
Talkthrough: 00:32:16 - 00:50:41
Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode: 00:50:42 - 01:02:46
Happy Holidays! Today's episode is a recap of our current Pantheon of Adventure Games, as discussed over the last six months of podcast episodes. In addition to recapping the games discussed thus far, we also take a look at similar, more modern, titles for each of our Pantheon entries to help build a holiday shopping list for that favorite adventure gamer in your life.
Episode 13: Day of the Tentacle
It's the start of December, and what better way to kick off a month of holidays than finishing up the LucasArts "Maniac Mansion" series, by playing Day of the Tentacle! Learn how one of the most influential, and best, adventure games of all time was created, and snuggle up and stay warm as we go through an in-depth talkthrough of the entire experience. Finally, see where one of the most beloved adventures of all time stacks up against our current Pantheon of Adventure Games.
Intro / Background / History: 00:00:00 - 00:36:45
Talkthrough: 00:36:46 - 01:57:32
Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode: 01:57:33 - 02:07:01
Episode 12: The Sounds of Adventure, Volume 1
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and I've got a feast for your ears! This episode expands into new territory for the podcast, as we take a look at some melodic, amazing songs from classic adventure games. As with most episodes, we start out with historical perspective, this time focused on the evolution of computer audio within the adventure game genre, followed by our "talkthrough" which, in this case, consists of ten songs from games we haven't yet covered. Listen in and hear songs from such classics as Grim Fandango, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight 3, and more!
Intro / Background / History: 00:00:00 - 00:43:51
Talkthrough (Individual Game Tracks): 00:43:52 - 01:36:13
Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode: 01:36:14 - 01:48:37