By the middle of the week I’m usually looking for something new to play or at least wishing that I had more games. So I think the purpose of Wednesdays will be to bring you some of the better game deals I discover every week.
This week it should be pretty apparent that I’ve been getting into more of the classics. Recently, my journeys into dusty old computer games have led me to a hidden gem called AGD Interactive.
What is AGD Interactive? Read this excerpt from their website to find out:
“Anonymous Game Developers Interactive, AGDI for short, is a group of highly motivated individuals determined to revive the adventure game genre. Our aim is to remake classic Sierra On-Line adventure games, enhance them to modern standards, and then offer them as free downloads. We believe that adventure games must not be forgotten, and this is our attempt to keep the classics alive in a gaming market that is presently dominated by first person shooter and arcade shooter games.
AGDI has the drive, talent, project management skills, and motivation to accomplish what we set out to do. We take our work seriously and believe that teamwork, willpower, and motivation are the three most important keys to success. The proof of our claims? In the time of a few short years AGDI has released three highly successful remakes and is now working on our most anticipated project yet. Visit our Games page to find out what all the hype is about.
However, it is not only by remaking classics that the adventure game genre will be revived. We have also formed a commercial adventure games company called Himalaya Studios. If you enjoy our remakes, please consider purchasing our commercial title “Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine” as a show of support.”
I have downloaded all four free titles currently on their games page http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/games.html and they are a real treat. Three of them are remakes of the first three King’s Quest games from Sierra and the fourth is a remake of the second installment of the Quest for Glory series from the same company. Sierra created some of the greatest adventure games ever made with their Police Quest, Space Quest, and King’s Quest series, and now that some of them have been remade you can experience them with updated graphics, a more intuitive point-and-click interface, and, in the case of the three King’s Quest titles, full voice acting for the narrator and all the characters.
I haven’t played their commercial games yet but I can only imagine they are made with the same high quality, care, and creativity their remakes are.
If you’re looking for great games at great prices this week, I suggest letting AGD Interactive take you into bygone fantasy worlds where you’ll need all your wits to survive and succeed.
This week, all you need to do to pick up the lamp is click on it. See you next time.