Thursday, February 28, 2008

Upcoming releases

What looks interesting in the Games in Production forum? Here's what I found springing out from the active threads there...

Diamonds In the Rough: a new game from alkis, who wrote the epic Other Worlds a couple of years back. This is going to be a commercial game and is nearly finished. It will only be available to buy on CD/DVD, not as a download.

Forgotten Element: with AGS's answer to Lara Croft, still bursting out of her skimpy nurse uniform. Work is still ongoing and MashPotato (A Cure for the Common Cold) has signed up to do some art work.

Troopers: dkh, the guy who coded up the Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth demo and made the excellent Revelation (which unfairly missed out on a non-adventure nomination in the awards) had returned to his Command-and-Conquer-alike RTS game made in AGS. Something similar was done before with Missing in Action but this has a lot more going on, like a Radar GUI.

House of Whispers: As I mentioned in my recent newbies post, this game features pre-rendered 3D graphics and looks great so far. There's a demo, too.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Dualnames is doing an idea I once vaguely pondered doing myself: a point-and-click version of the classic Infocom game of Douglas Adams's novel. The graphics have the visual style of the recent movie, but the plot is much closer to the book and Infocom game.

Isaac Asimov's Robots of Dawn: GIRL ALERT! OK, I won't keep doing those, but young mum Nightfable is putting together a gorgeous-looking game based on... well, I think you can work it out from the game name. LUniqueDan, Pixelblink and Ben304 have recently signed up to the team, and its looking like things are progressing well.

Doctor Who: Time Snare is another Sci-Fi franchise fan game, featuring Tom Baker's doctor fighting Nazis in occupied France! There are two demos out for this, and the game is expected to be released at the end of March.

Well, no doubt some of these games will take longer than we'd hope to materialize, or maybe never at all, but

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