Category Archives: Point and Click

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse – preview

I’m a huge fan of point and click adventure games, and one of my all-time favourites is Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars. I loved its beautiful art style, engaging gameplay and well-plotted story. The latest installment is Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse, which was part funded through Kickstarter. Episode 1 of the game was featured as Editor’s Choice in the Apple App Store last week, and as you might imagine, I downloaded it as soon as I found out. Expect a full review once I’ve played it through. In the meantime, here are a few juicy screenshots to whet your appetite.

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The Silent Age, Episode 1

I’ve just finished playing Episode 1 of The Silent Age, an amazingly cool point and click adventure with a really straightforward interface, simple but distinctive art design, and interestingly mysterious story.

I love this artwork: stylish, simple, emotive.
I love this artwork: stylish, simple, emotive.

It is made by House on Fire, a Danish indie studio. What is the game about? In their words,  The Silent Age is a minimalistic 2-D point-and-click adventure game for smartphones, and especially tablets, in which you use time travel to solve puzzles. The adventure takes you back and forth between present day 1972 and an unsettling future in 2012. Based on my play through, that’s a good summary. Without wanting to give away too much, the time travel mechanic is what makes this game really stand out. If a problem can’t be solved in the here and now, then maybe it can be solved in a different time. Continue reading The Silent Age, Episode 1