Under development adventure games that are worth a mention

For me it doesn’t matter if it’s good or not. The Mac version won’t run on my (High Sierra) Mac anyway.

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I don’t know Mac but this suggests it works fine using Wine on Mac:

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A RPG, but maybe some of us are interested in this:

Lovecraft’s Untold Stories

https://www.gog.com/game/lovecrafts_untold_stories

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Oh great. It´s basically a twin stick shooter played on a keyboard only. What awful controls and that whole action also doesn´t leave much room for Lovecraftian atmosphere. Had there been a demo I wouldn´t have spent the money.

The game is still under development, so maybe they will add controller support? Isn’t there a way to communicate with the developers? Maybe you can write them?

(btw: The reviews on steam are mostly positive. Maybe you can add your review?)

The Devil’s Men is an adventure game that, unfortunately, is no longer in the making, but there’s a petition to change that.

Not that I think this will have any impact, but who knows? One can dream … :sleeping:

I don’t use Steam, but the reviews on Gog are both 2/5 stars. They have a 14-day refund policy, so maybe you can still get your money back? Then wait for the fully developed version.

I know what it’s like to be into a book/author and then to be excited about a game, only to discover that the game mechanics are lame. I’m thinking of a certain Lord of the Rings game from way back.

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From waaaaay back, like the nineties LOTR RPG?

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From what I just checked it seems they would only do that in case of technical problems. Not those of the “that is not the way I want to play my game” kind.

On GOG it specifically says 14-day refund, no questions asked.

Yeah it was probably from the nineties. It sounded cool in theory trying to get Frodo from the Shire all the way to Mordor with different story branches to choose, but I remember the game was just boring. There wasn’t anything fun to do along the way. I think it needed some light action, sort of like Zelda II, fighting random monsters along the road or something.

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Which one?

I played this one, and although it’s pretty basic, I liked that it stayed close to the books (Tom Bombadil) and it had that certain atmosphere I associate with LOTR ever since I did not play War in Middle-Earth on the Amiga (merely looking at those graphics was enouh to imagine what the game could be like.
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Actual game


how the game looked like in my imagination (image by Gustavo Viselner)

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how the game should play like (image by Andrew Scaife, who needs to do some LOTR/Hobbit asap)

I also still have Return Of The King and Shadows of Mordor in my collection to play, and they seem to be pretty good:

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2014/10/27/six-of-the-best-tolkien-inspired-games/)

…so :slight_smile:

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I was refering to this one, from 1990:

TLOTR Vol. 1 - Wikipedia

TLOTR Vol. 1 - Filfre.net

It was somewhat boring. And I remember it had several bugs. The music of the CD version was great, though.

That one is from ‘02, so definitely not. The one I played was probably War in Middle Earth for DOS made in ‘88.

My Brother Rabbit

https://mybrotherrabbit.com/

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Aww, this game looks super cute!

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Jesse Makkonen (@jesse_makkonen) Tweeted:
DISTRAINT 2 - WIP
As if time had stopped, my heart was racing.
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That looks awesome, I’ve signed up for updates. :slightly_smiling_face:

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looks incredible though setting it in the late 1940s? She said that but it doesn’t look anything like that period of time?

Odd. Chuck Berry who seems to be a character was big in the 1950s. She has a picture of Rebel Without A Cause on her bedroom wall also from 1955?

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