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I found out today that one of my favorite childhood games (and the first PC game I played that wasn't built into Windows 95) was made Freeware by it's developers, and made compatible with post-98 versions of Windows (2000/NT/XP). It's a futuristic point-and-click adventure with a good story and characters and some decent (occasionaly adult) humour. I strongly recommend giving it a go if you have a few hours to spare and want a laugh. Some of the puzzles can be challenging if you don't think them through.

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If anyone gives it a go then be sure to post your progress. Bear in mind that it's over ten years old so it's graphically dated. The music's still catchy though =)

 
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Heh, I remember hearing about this game years ago. Never did get to play it though. Perhaps I shall gives this a whirl at some point.
 
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Always wanted to try this. ;o

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That's not dated, it's awesome. I just spent the day playing SNES games, so there is nothing wrong with old games. We played some MK, Duckhunt and the entirety of Super Mario World.

I can remember when point-click games were common. Anyone here played the Dig or the original Myst? Those were great games.
 
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So that's what that game is... I saw the name on the Debian game repositories, but decided not to download it from the description. I'll have to give it a try anyway. =o
 
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i have the original myst.

do you mean dig dug for the atari?
 
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I played Dig

It takes place on an asteroid.

I got stuck and got so frustrated, plus it annoyed me that if there was a small crack in the ground, you had to walk all the way around it, couldn't just step over it >.<

That superhuman dead nerdy guy was good for a laugh though.
 
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frsrblch said:
That's not dated, it's awesome. I just spent the day playing SNES games, so there is nothing wrong with old games. We played some MK, Duckhunt and the entirety of Super Mario World.

I can remember when point-click games were common. Anyone here played the Dig or the original Myst? Those were great games.
That's right, it's not dated, it's vintage. ;)
 
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I got up to the point I was stuck at ten years ago, then spent about an hour working out what to do from there, and another hour to complete the game. Turns out I was quite close to the end when I was 9. From start to finish it probably took me 4-5 hours (or 11 years if you count when I started playing) (I found the puzzles harder at the start), then I speedran it through in 57 minutes o/

Some of the puzzles are very unforgiving, like pinpoint places you have to click/mouseover just to progress. *spoilers*I was stuck in the abandoned subway 10 years ago, it took me a while to find that tiny light socket and work out what to do with it =P
 
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I played Beneath a Steel Sky for about an hour last night, and I was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was. Some of the dialogue is quite amusing, especially when Joey has something to say. =p I also like the maturity of the game (lolol kilz0r'd security guy) and the above-average voice acting. :3

o/ It's a keeper!
 
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Ah, great game. Still need to finish it sometime... farthest I got so far was going through the elevator on the top level.

Also, it's odd that sometimes what the characters say doesn't match with the subtitles.
 

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