Are adventure games dead?

Are adventure games dead?

  • Yes
  • No
  • The correct answer is on page 42 in the hint book.

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Yes! Next question.

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But taking a closer look there are three votes spread across all three questions. However there now is an inexplicable 34 % on “no” instead of 33 which doesn´t make any sense(except to reach perfectly hundred which also shouldn´t be possible, all questions should have 33,3333333…).

Interesting…so in which banana republic did you take your democracy course, discourse? The united states?

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Shhht. I spent 8 hours on Friday trying to get our software to equally split four 10-euro items between three people. The best solution we found was to have one of the people pay 4 cents more than the others.

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Uh… this is a MAGIC seven!

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I don’t know if I can answer that as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. I’m far too woolly for that.

That’s why I have provided a third option …

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They are not dead unless you kill every single one person who plays them and delete every single game from every computer on the planet. Do you need something to be mainstream for it to be considered alive? Great thing about the internet is that every niche stuff can still find an audience and be kept alive. So it’s not dead as long as there are a few people playing them.

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“Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.” - Frank Zappa

Same with adventure games…

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“Jazz may or may not be dead, I don’t give a damn, I still listen to Jazz” - FormosaFalanster.

Thanks for the Zappa code, though. I love Zappa both as an artist and as an awesome human being. His quotes are always the best.

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btw: Can you explain why you are too “woolly”? :slight_smile: (Resp. why you can’t decide.)

I think the best decision for starters was choosing the word “woolly”. I like that.

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I just meant that it’s not that black and white to me. I don’t think adventure games in their broadest sense are dead, but old-style point-and-click ones perhaps are.

I’m naturally quite a woolly person and tend to endlessly mull over things instead of having a yes/no opinion. It’s probably why I’m so indecisive (and why I did much better at uni than A Levels!)

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So that´s where the “indeciding” in your biographies (well except the one in the forum here) comes from.

You mean such with a SCUMM (like) interface?

Ah yes, it is. I probably couldn’t decide whether to include it on here.

I meant any point-and-click, as opposed to games like Firewatch or The Witness (this is probably going to re-open that debate about what an adventure game is, but that’s kind of my point!)

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P’n’C is not dead. It just smells woolly.

robijn4

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But aren’t there far more (new) PnC games than “walking simulators”? For example the Daedalic games. Or the many indie games like “The Darkside Detective” …

Probably, but they’re not as popular.

The other relevant quote here is “it’s not dead, it’s just resting”.

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