Point and Click: An Adventure Game Podcast
Episode 25:  Choose Your Own Adventure Books

Episode 25: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

May 24, 2019

It's time for our final podcast episode, as we explore the series of books that started my love of the adventure game genre, that being "Choose Your Own Adventure" titles.  As always, we'll talk about the history of the concept and the popularization of the titles, and then, as we end this particular podcasting journey, we'll bid everyone a fond farewell (at least for the time being).

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:05:00
  • History:  00:05:01 - 00:34:14
  • Final Remarks:  00:34:15 - 00:46:41
Episode 24:  Broken Sword

Episode 24: Broken Sword

May 13, 2019

It's time to journey to Paris and uncover the secrets of the Knights Templar, as we look at the very first Broken Sword title, Shadow of the Templars.  Learn about how the game was created and how Revolution Software evolved as a development studio, and then, dive deep into the experience of actually playing the title as we discuss the story, gameplay, and puzzles during our talkthrough portion of the podcast.

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:26:06
  • Talkthrough:  00:26:07 - 02:08:10
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  02:08:11 - 02:17:21
Episode 23:  Flight of the Amazon Queen

Episode 23: Flight of the Amazon Queen

April 28, 2019

It's time to take a trip to South America, as we look into the slightly lesser known mid-90s adventure game, Flight of the Amazon Queen.  Learn about how the game was created and what inspired its creation, and then, dive deep into the experience of actually playing the title as we discuss the story, gameplay, and puzzles during our talkthrough portion of the podcast.

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:23:20
  • Talkthrough:  00:23:21 - 01:26:58
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  01:26:59 - 01:35:26
Episode 22:  The Walking Dead Season 1

Episode 22: The Walking Dead Season 1

April 12, 2019

Try not to get bitten as we explore the very first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead.  Learn about the rise and fall of Telltale Games, the creation of their most popular game series, The Walking Dead, and then, dive deep into the experience of playing the game during our talkthrough section of the podcast.

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:30:20
  • Talkthrough:  00:30:21 - 02:08:39
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  02:08:40 - 02:22:43
Episode 21:  Full Motion Video in Gaming

Episode 21: Full Motion Video in Gaming

March 29, 2019

It's time to delve into one of my personal favorite sub-genres of adventure games, Full Motion Video games!  Learn about the history of FMV in gaming, and see how the technology evolved to become a major staple of adventure games in the 90s.  And, in a stunning turn of events, learn about some of the ways FMV is gaining a new following even today!

Episode 20:  Pajama Sam

Episode 20: Pajama Sam

March 15, 2019

Grab your flashlight and your cape as we discuss the very first Pajama Sam game, "No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside".  Learn about the creation of Humongous Entertainment, the company behind the game, and then, dive deep into the experience of playing the game during our talkthrough section of the podcast.

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:19:24
  • Talkthrough:  00:19:25 - 00:43:24
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  00:43:25 - 00:55:59
Episode 19:  An Interview with Artifex Mundi

Episode 19: An Interview with Artifex Mundi

March 1, 2019

Join me as we speak with Natalia Dolzycka and Magda Cielecka from Artifex Mundi, a company primarily known for developing and publishing casual hidden object adventure experiences, but who are now in the process of creating their first traditional point and click adventure game, Irony Curtain.  Learn about the origins of the company, some of the challenges they've faced over the years, and then, delve deep into the background of Irony Curtain, releasing later in 2019.

Timestamps:

  • Intro:  00:00:00 - 00:01:41
  • Interview:  00:01:42 - 01:07:03
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  01:07:04 - 01:10:42
Episode 18:  Full Throttle

Episode 18: Full Throttle

February 15, 2019

Come on a badass road trip with me as we explore the Tim Schaefer classic, Full Throttle!  Learn about the inspiration behind the game and the process for creating the title, and then, dive deep into the game's puzzles, design, and story as we conduct our traditional "talkthrough" of the entire experience.  

Timestamps:

  • Intro / Background / History:  00:00:00 - 00:24:54
  • Talkthrough:  00:24:55 - 01:10:13
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  01:10:14 - 01:23:04
Episode 17:  Starship Titanic

Episode 17: Starship Titanic

February 1, 2019

Set sail with me as we explore the world of Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic!  Learn about how the game was created, including its origins, which can trace its lineage back to the interactive fiction games of the early 80s.  Then, dive deep into the game's puzzles, design, and story as we conduct our traditional "talkthrough" of the entire experience.  

Timestamps:

  • Intro / Background / History:  00:00:00 - 00:22:30
  • Talkthrough:  00:22:31 - 01:02:06
  • Final Remarks / Preview for Next Episode:  01:02:07 - 01:20:04
Episode 16:  Under a Killing Moon

Episode 16: Under a Killing Moon

January 18, 2019

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.   

Timestamps:

  • 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